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Rackspace extends managed service capabilities for AWS

05 Dec 2019
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Rackspace has extended its professional and managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), with the expansion of its Rackspace Service Blocks portfolio.

Rackspace Service Blocks is the modular cloud services portfolio comprised of discrete, customisable services provided on a flexible consumption model, which allows customers to only pay for the cloud services they need, optimising IT economics.

The portfolio expansion allows Rackspace customers to further innovate in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), the internet of things (IoT), and serverless computing.

Rackspace chief relationship officer Matt Stoyka says that customers need deep AWS expertise that can help them develop, deploy, and integrate the latest application, as well as improve and secure their infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of making the most of AWS so they can move their businesses forward.

“Our enhancement of Rackspace Service Blocks bridges the skills gap faced by customers who are quickly maturing on AWS.”

Today’s newly introduced Rackspace Service Block patterns are designed to streamline the adoption of AWS by consolidating broad expertise across infrastructure, applications, data, strategy and integration. This expertise is distilled into solution roadmaps designed to help customers deploy three key types of solutions:

Container Services Journey – A combination of Professional Services, Managed Cloud and Advanced Kubernetes Management Service Blocks, this offering helps customers outline their container strategy, build containerised applications and transition them into ongoing management.

Hybrid Transformation with VMware Cloud on AWS – A grouping of managed and professional services designed to provide customers with the tools and expertise needed to make a smooth transition to hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS.

Data Modernisation – This configuration helps customers streamline analytics processes, uncover deficiencies within processes and derive meaning from data to enable better data-driven business decisions and serve their customers with accurate and timely data.

“For 15 years, we’ve trusted Rackspace to hear and understand our challenges, diagnose our problems, and quickly develop solutions that fit our evolving needs as a company,” says Rackspace customer Firefly Digital’s vice president, Bill Dalton.

“Today, bringing their expertise to manage our entire container services journey, Rackspace ensures we’re getting the most from AWS so we can focus on innovating and staying competitive.”