Enterprise-grade infrastructure, managed by data center specialists
At Rackspace, we’re known for our specialized expertise and 24x7x365, results-obsessed customer service. And we extend this commitment to excellent service to our world-class data centers and our industry-leading SLAs.
Our highly trained engineers monitor our systems around the clock, constantly overseeing the security and uptime of our infrastructure. To create a highly resilient environment for your business-critical apps and data, we’ve built in multiple layers of redundancy. Our physical security, power, cooling and networks are each at least N+1 redundant.
Together, our experts and our redundant design help us deliver reliability and uptime to you and thousands of businesses every day.
Customers in over 120 countries, including two-thirds of the FORTUNE 100, rely on our 100% Network Uptime Guarantee and our infrastructure guarantees. (Add a 100% Production Platform Uptime Guarantee when you choose our Critical Application Services, Service Level Guarantee Advanced.)
We guarantee that our data center will be available 100% of the time in a given month, excluding scheduled or emergency maintenance. Otherwise, we apply a 5% credit of your monthly fee for each 30 minutes of network downtime, up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected server.
We guarantee that data center HVAC and power will be functioning 100% of the time, excluding scheduled or emergency maintenance. Otherwise, we apply a 5% credit of your monthly fee for each 30 minutes of data center infrastructure downtime, up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected server.
Data Center Experts
We staff each data center location with a team of highly trained, on-site engineers, backed by our 24x7x365 Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC).
Data center specialists
The human touch of our employees is the real power behind it all. Data center specialists at each location work to help keep our systems secure and running strong, around the clock. They oversee multiple monitoring systems and are ready to respond immediately in an emergency.
Today’s well-funded, targeted attacks require an equally robust, equally persistent security service. Our CSOC is staffed by our most acclaimed security experts, 24x7x365. They are devoted to constantly overseeing the security and uptime of your infrastructure.
Multiple Layers of Redundancy
We’ve built in multiple layers of redundancy, at every level — including physical security, power, cooling and networks. These redundancies help make our data centers more resilient, so you can enjoy higher uptime and greater reliability.
Each Rackspace data center is restricted by biometric authentication, keycards, and 24x7x365 surveillance. These help ensure that only authorized engineers have access to routers, switches and servers.
Our power systems deliver conditioned power while protecting against sags, surges, swells, spikes and electrical noise. Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) provide instant failover for continuity during a power outage. And our on-site, always-fueled diesel generators are prepared to pick up the load quickly during extended outages.
Our N+2 redundant chiller configuration uses a combination of centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, chilled water loop pumps and condenser water loop pumps — with redundant water sources.
Our precision Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) environment includes HEPA-equipped air handling units that remove dust and contaminants. In the event of an HVAC system failure, we have redundant HVAC systems for immediate failover.
Our robust network includes nine backbone providers, allowing us to shift traffic as needed. This configuration, co-developed with Cisco, guards against single points of failure at the shared network level (extendable to your VLAN environment).
Take a look inside our newest data center, LON5. In this video, you’ll learn about some of the power-reducing technology implemented at the site, as well as Rackspace's commitment to being green.