Rackspace Technology and Platform9 partnership simplifies Kubernetes adoption

Sherman Donegan, Chris Jones

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The word Kubernetes means pilot in Greek — and the platform is piloting in a whole new world of possibilities for businesses that are ready to take advantage of containers. It’s an incredibly powerful, scalable and resilient platform that improves metrics, accelerates digital transformation and decreases time to market.  

By 2024, Gartner predicts that 15% of enterprise applications will run in a container environment, up threefold from 2020. However, many early adopters of Kubernetes find that they spend more time running Kubernetes than gaining measurable value.  

Platform9 is a SaaS Managed Kubernetes platform that builds and operates clusters across edge, private and public clouds to make Kubernetes simple to own, operate and scale. To further help organizations accelerate and de-risk Kubernetes deployments, Rackspace Technology™ and Platform9 have partnered to deliver a managed platform for Kubernetes that specifically addresses the pain points of getting value out of the technology.  

Rackspace Managed Platform for Kubernetes (MPK) is powered by Platform9’s leading SaaS Managed Kubernetes technology combined with Rackspace Technology cloud and application modernization expertise. This new service solves for common customer challenges by providing a: 

  • Single pane of glass for deploying and managing clusters across public and private clouds 
  • Curated platform experience that provides frequently requested infrastructure services for containerized applications 
  • Specialized support team comprised of Certified Kubernetes Administrators versed in Kubernetes, Platform9 and multicloud 

By partnering with Platform9, Rackspace Technology offers the most complete multicloud Kubernetes experience available today, with services and SLAs designed for truly hands-free Kubernetes environments. 

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“At Rackspace Technology and Platform9, we see the strain that transformation and growth can put on the ability of a business to fully realize a cloud native strategy,” explained Taylor Bird, VP of Technology Strategy at Rackspace Technology. “It’s these often-missing technical and cultural components necessary for success that inspired us to develop our first collaborative offering: Rackspace Managed Platform for Kubernetes.”   

Available April 30, 2021, Rackspace Managed Platform for Kubernetes is designed for organizations of any size who are struggling to navigate the increasing complexity of managing container-based application deployments in a multicloud world. Learn more about the features, service details and how to get started with Rackspace Managed Platform for Kubernetes.

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