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What is a private cloud?

A private cloud is a scalable cloud environment—providing the agility and efficiency of a public cloud—built on infrastructure dedicated exclusively for your organization. It can be hosted in your own data center, in a partner data center, or at Rackspace.

Private clouds are ideal when you need to accelerate innovation, have large compute and storage requirements, or have very strict control, security, and compliance needs.

We offer a complete open-source package, Rackspace Private Cloud Software, that you're welcome to use at no cost. And to help make your private cloud deployment successful, we're here to help: we offer a training and certification program, managed services, and support options to help you as you build your private cloud.

Software built on cloud operations expertise

We run the world's largest open cloud, and we host many private clouds on OpenStack. The lessons we learn, we feed back into the configuration and tuning of our Private Cloud Software.

Single-tenant security and control
Get experts in-house

Access to cloud ops experts

Benefit from the deep operations expertise we gained building the Rackspace Cloud. Take our experience running OpenStack clouds at scale, and apply it directly to your private cloud. Read about available service levels.

We know your environment

We can work with you to design, deploy, and operate your cloud on-premise, so we always know the intricacies of your environments and the best and fastest way to address any issues that may arise.

World-class support
World-class support

Cloud specialists scaling with you

Focus your time and energy on growing your business while we focus on running your cloud. We have the dedicated teams with DevOps experience and skills you need to run your private cloud at scale, so you don't have to.

The Rackspace advantage

Battle-tested software, based on our experience designing, deploying, and operating the world's largest OpenStack cloud

Fast resolution times through deep customer environment knowledge

DevOps experience from managing and operating cloud at scale, applied to your data center

Install and deploy in less than an hour

Rackspace Private Cloud Software is powered by OpenStack, the same cloud platform we used to build the Rackspace public cloud. Because our Private Cloud Software is based on open-source technology, you don't have the risk of being locked into a proprietary platform.

Forrester Wave™ names Rackspace a strong performer among Hosted Private Cloud providers

Due to our strategy, market presence, and customer service, Forrester considers Rackspace a strong performer in the Hosted Private Cloud category. Read the full report

Other cloud options

Public Cloud

Power your ideas with our full suite of compute, storage, and networking products—all backed by Fanatical Support.

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Hybrid Cloud

Configure your private cloud to connect to our public cloud, and add capacity on demand. Plus, you get Fanatical Support when you need it.

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