Fully converged private cloud solution powered by OpenStack and run by Rackspace means no lock-in or operational surprises
SAN ANTONIO – February 15, 2012 – Today, Rackspace Hosting® (NYSE: RAX) and Redapt, a top ranking solution provider to companies such as Zynga, Citigroup and Redhat, join together to deliver Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition as a complete infrastructure and support solution. With today’s announcement, Rackspace and Redapt, are providing an easy solution for companies needing the consumption model of cloud but the control of private hardware to scale their private cloud infrastructure in an open environment.
With a click of the mouse, Redapt will deliver the fully configured, powered by OpenStack hardware that can easily plug-in to the customer’s data center of choice. Prior to delivery, Redapt will do integration, testing and configuration at Redapt MergeCenters(™) in North America and Europe. The hardware will arrive at a customer’s data center of choice in as few as 14 days after ordering, needing only power and network connectivity. On top of Redapt providing the Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition hardware, Rackspace will provide 24x7x365 support and operations assistance from Rackspace Cloud and OpenStack experts helping customers maximize the technology in their data center.
“Other companies and coalitions have solutions that lock in customers, but our complete infrastructure and support solution is open in every way possible making it easier for companies to grow and change their IT needs,” said Jim Curry, general manager of Rackspace Cloud Builders. “The combination of Redapt and Rackspace enables a customer to have a fully packaged private cloud off the shelf and operationally managed/supported by OpenStack experts – anywhere they choose””
Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition allows companies to have many of the benefits of public clouds but on their terms, anywhere – operated, managed and Fanatically supported by Rackspace.
“Redapt is excited to work with Rackspace to help deliver Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition to more customers,” said Matt Huff, vice president of business development at Redapt. “In so many of our cloud strategy discussions, the topic of OpenStack arises. Redapt is looking forward to working with Rackspace to help customers take advantage of an open source private cloud offering.”
Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing, and a founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system. The global company headquartered in San Antonio, TX provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and was featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.” For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.
Melissa Smolensky, 512-423-3382