We took colocation and made it infinitely better. By better we mean you no longer have to take on everything—including the capital
expenses—just to keep control of your OS. You don't have to be a slave to the physical hardware, the network, the data center, the
pager and 2 a.m. emergencies any longer. You get to enjoy the OS and device control that comes with traditional colo, but you don't have
to take on the risks, responsibilities and inconveniences. Put simply, it's all the things you want from traditional colocation and none
of the things you don't.
All of a Sudden, Doing It All Yourself Doesn't Make Much Sense
Constantly purchasing, deploying, scaling and managing the physical devices, the network and the data center yourself become
things of the past. So put down the hardware. Get out of the data center. And start working smarter by freeing up your talent and
money for activities that drive revenue.
What You Get with Rackspace Managed Colocation
- Your Rackspace Support Team—Including a Network Architect and Deployment Engineer
- Growth Planning of Your Architecture
- We Own the Hardware and All Parts of Hardware Life Cycle Management
- 24x7x365 Data Center and Account Management Support
- Tools to Remotely Manage Your Environment
- Highly Secure and Redundant Data Centers and Network
- On-demand Rackspace Managed and Professional Services
- Aggregate Transfer Bandwidth Pricing
- Industry-leading Service Level Agreements around Infrastructure Support
- The Fanatical Support Promise®
Insider Tips for
Know Your Expertise
While our experts are handling the networks, physical hardware and data center, you will still need your own experts if you want
to manage your application infrastructure. So accurately assess your in-house technical expertise. If you don't have expertise in
customizing your OS, web server, database server, etc., managed hosting may be the better fit. Typically, Managed Colocation works
for more mature companies with a history of in-house or traditional colocation hosting, versus startups or small businesses. It's also a smart
alternative for those whose app is the core of their business.
Technology Refresh Time?
A lot of businesses that opt for Managed Colocation do it because the capital expenses tied to a technology refresh are just too
daunting or don't seem practical. Especially when these purchases depreciate and head for obsolescence quickly. Managed Colocation
removes the financial burden of owning your own hardware or in-house data center. And you'll never be responsible for a refresh
again—we will take care of it for you.
All Operating Systems Apply
The flavor of OS you're running can determine whether it's a good fit for Managed Colocation. If it's not Red Hat Enterprise Linux or
Windows Server, many traditional managed and dedicated hosting providers can't fully support it. So if you're trying to get out
of the business of managing physical hardware and data centers, but you're running and supporting Debian, FreeBSD or another Linux
distribution, Managed Colocation could be right for you.
Keep the Control & Lose the Headache
Our Rackspace experts talk about the benefits of Managed Colocation over Traditional Colocation.
Managed Colocation from Rackspace
Our Rackspace experts share their knowledge, thoughts and tips for easing into Managed Colocation. Topics include do-it-yourself vs. Managed
Colocation; and what businesses should understand when considering colocation.
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Our Rackspace experts give their insight on what you should look for when looking for a hosting solution.
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Whether it's troubleshooting, deploying a new server, or just taking care of day-to-day maintenance, Fanatical Support® is here for you 24x7x365.
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