You Choose the Clouds. We’ll Connect You.

With apps and data spanning multiple clouds and data centers, it’s no small feat to securely connect disparate environments and drive network efficiencies. That's why we offer RackConnect®.

Securely connect your Rackspace dedicated hosting environment to other data center locations and the private and public clouds of your choice, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft® Azure®, OpenStack®, VMware® and Google Cloud Platform. For the ultimate in multi-cloud flexibility, let us help build your hybrid cloud environment. We’ll back it 24x7x365 with Fanatical Support®.

Why Hybrid Cloud?

Best-fit solutions

Run workloads where they perform best. Combine dedicated servers, private clouds and public clouds to create your ideal environment.

Multi-cloud scalability

Build an agile multi-cloud network of your preferred clouds. We’ll connect them, so you can focus on using them to scale your business.

Secure connectivity

Protect your cloud with our dedicated single-tenant security solutions. Securely connect your environments using an encrypted VPN tunnel or by completely bypassing the internet.

Maximize efficiencies

Size your dedicated environment based on your average capacity requirements, and use a pay-as-you-go cloud to handle peak traffic needs.

Multi-Cloud

RackConnect Global securely connects to your on-premises data center and infrastructure hosted in the public cloud of your choice, including AWS or Microsoft Azure.

RackConnect Global is ideal for disaster recovery planning, data backups and helping to reduce the costs of cloud-based web and productivity applications.

It also provides added resiliency to help reduce downtime, and can help optimize application design for the cloud.

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Cost-Effective Hybrid

Ideal for ecommerce sites, high-traffic blogs, content management systems, and database-driven web apps.

  • Dedicated database server provides high performance and reliability
  • Dedicated firewall enhances security for your dedicated and Cloud Servers
  • On-demand Cloud Servers deliver scalability
  • All bridged by our RackConnect® technology
  • High-capacity network for fast throughput for Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, and RackConnect
  • Choose a managed cloud service level to save time by letting us manage your cloud

Read how Empire Avenue benefited from a hybrid cloud solution.

Cost Effective Reference Architecture

VPN Bursting

Ideal for test and development environments or collaboration and messaging solutions like Microsoft SharePoint® and Exchange®.

  • Encrypted VPN tunnel enhances security while connecting your existing data center and the Rackspace public cloud
  • Easily create Cloud Servers in minutes to serve as your high-performance test and dev environment or data replication target
  • RackConnect uses a Cisco® ASA or Juniper Networks® firewall to enable your staff to log into your infrastructure (hosted on our premises or yours)
  • High-capacity network for fast throughput for Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, and RackConnect
  • Choose a managed cloud service level to save time by letting us manage your servers
VPN Bursting Reference Architecture

Dedicated Load Balancing

Ideal for rich media streaming, seasonal or unpredictable traffic, and campaigns.

  • Dedicated database servers provide high performance and reliability
  • On demand Cloud Servers deliver scalability
  • Dedicated firewall enhances security for your dedicated and Cloud Servers
  • Dedicated load balancer distributes traffic among your dedicated and Cloud Servers
  • High-capacity network for fast throughput for Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, and RackConnect
  • Choose a managed cloud service level to save time by letting us manage your servers

Read how RackConnect-enabled load balancers offer Major League Gaming the flexibility to support their gamers.

Dedicated Load Balancing Reference Architecture

Enterprise Hybrid 

Ideal for complex enterprise applications and mission-critical deployments requiring high availability.

  • Dedicated database and application servers provide high performance and reliability
  • VMware-based virtual servers and SAN storage provide fast performance and the control of a single-tenant environment
  • On-demand Cloud Servers deliver scalability
  • Cloud Files and the Akamai CDN give visitors super-fast access to files and media
  • Dedicated firewalls enhance security for your dedicated and Cloud Servers
  • Dedicated load balancers distribute traffic among your dedicated and Cloud Servers
  • High-capacity network for fast throughput for Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, and RackConnect
  • Choose a managed cloud service level to save time by letting us manage your servers
  • Get expert guidance on configuration, migrations, and more from our Enterprise Cloud Solutions team

Read how RackConnect helps VEVO music scale their video and entertainment services.

Hybrid Enterprise Reference Architecture

Features

Cloud Compatibility

RackConnect Global works with Microsoft Azure® ExpressRoute®, Amazon Web Services Direct Connect, the Equinix Cloud Exchange and the Megaport Ecosystem.

Cloud Bursting

Add Rackspace cloud servers and scale compute resources on demand by enabling RackConnect on your dedicated load balancer or firewall.

Secure Connections

Use RackConnect Global to securely transfer data between Rackspace data center regions in the U.S. via a dedicated circuit that bypasses the internet.

High-speed Connectivity

RackConnect Global offers a variety of reliable, low-latency connection speeds — from 100Mbps to 10Gbps — at a fixed monthly price.

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