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The power of cloud, the control and security of dedicated, the expertise of Rackspace

Private clouds offer the power, efficiency, and features of a public cloud, with the security, control, and performance of a dedicated environment. But private clouds are complex to operate. They require experts who understand cloud architecture and know how to upgrade, patch, secure, monitor, and scale a cloud environment.

With a managed private cloud by Rackspace, we take care of the infrastructure and management, giving you the cloud expertise you need so you can focus on your core business.

Our expertise spans three private cloud technology stacks

Rackspace Private Cloud powered by
VMware vCloud®

Get a single-tenant hosted private cloud, designed with server, storage, and networking hardware from trusted vendors such as Dell®, EMC®, and Cisco®, that's proactively managed 24x7x365 by our VMware Certified Professionals. You get VMware's cloud management platform to build upon, while maintaining control through the vCloud web portal and vCloud API-compatible orchestration tools.

  • Scale up to 2,000 physical nodes per vCloud Director instance

VMware expertise

  • One of the largest VMware-powered service providers in the world
  • Over 45,000 virtual machines globally
  • Managing VMware environments for over 8 years
  • Premier partner in VMware vCloud Air Network

Rackspace Private Cloud powered by
Microsoft® Cloud Platform

Get a fully dedicated, self-service platform ready to take on production workloads. It's built using Microsoft Hyper-V® and System Center 2012 R2, giving you modern capabilities for managing applications and virtual environments from one unified console.

  • Scale up to thousands of physical nodes per Windows Azure Portal

Microsoft expertise

  • Five-time Microsoft Hosting partner of the year
  • 100s of Microsoft certified professionals (MCPs)
  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Largest provider of Microsoft SharePoint outside of Microsoft
  • Over 500,000 seats of Microsoft Exchange

Rackspace Private Cloud
powered by OpenStack

Get a scalable, production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack and backed by an industry-leading SLA. It can be deployed in your data center or ours, is managed by our OpenStack experts, and is backed with Fanatical Support. Rackspace Private Cloud gives you all the power of the cloud without the pain of running it, so you can focus on your core business.

  • Built to run enterprise production workloads
  • Start small and grow as needed - scale out to hundreds of physical nodes per control plane
  • Industry-leading 99.99% OpenStack API Uptime Guarantee
  • Deploy production-ready application stacks in minutes with our solution templates

OpenStack expertise

  • Manage one of the world’s largest OpenStack-powered clouds
  • Number one in all-time code contributions to the OpenStack project and employ five OpenStack Project Technical Leads (PTLs)
  • Set the community standard for deploying OpenStack with Ansible
  • Offer a comprehensive training curriculum and a suite of enablement services delivered by our OpenStack experts

Key advantages of Rackspace Private Cloud

Fanatical Support

Fanatical Support

Our specialists proactively monitor and maintain the health of your private cloud and are available to help you 24x7x365.

Scalability with availability

Scalability with availability

Scale out to meet the growing needs of your business, with a capacity of thousands of physical nodes, depending upon the platform you choose. You can select a platform to leverage application-based redundancy or built-in fault tolerance.

Hybrid cloud for additional scalability

Hybrid cloud for additional scalability

Connect your private cloud to the Rackspace Public Cloud or to Dedicated Servers to grow or shrink on demand, using RackConnect hybrid cloud connection technology.



Get the enhanced security of a single-tenant environment with physically isolated network, compute, and storage layers. And add options such as web application firewalls or intrusion detection systems for additional levels of protection.

Choice and expertise

Choice and expertise

We are one of the largest hosting partners of VMware and Microsoft, and we're one of the founders of the OpenStack open-source cloud initiative, so we have the expertise and breadth of portfolio to give you the private cloud solution you need, no matter your requirements.

Talk to a managed cloud expert about your private cloud needs.

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