Amid all of the buzz around cloud technology, it is critical for IT organizations to understand the economic aspects of this technology beyond differences between CapEx and OpEx that have been discussed ad nauseam.
I joined Rackspace 27 months ago as one of about 2,000 Rackers. At that time, the company had a vision of a cloud powered by OpenStack that would give you, our customers, the best of cloud, dedicated and virtualized technologies. It was mostly a vision – OpenStack had been born only a few months before.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Chris Henry, head of technology at Behance, a Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer and the leading online platform for showcasing and discovering creative work.
Dedicated hardware is one of the pillars of the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, which blends dedicated servers with public cloud and private cloud to create the best fit for each customer’s specific IT needs. Many of our customers come to us from a one-size-fits-all public cloud, and they tell us that the hybrid cloud approach has improved the performance, reliability and overall cost of their infrastructure.