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Hybrid Cloud Benefits

More and more businesses are turning to a managed hybrid cloud model that mixes and matches dedicated hardware, private cloud platforms and public cloud services to meet their unique requirements. A study by Rackspace, in conjunction with The London School of Economics and Political Science, found that 60 percent of businesses have moved or are considering moving to a hybrid cloud platform.

Here are some of the benefits that make hybrid solutions so compelling to so many businesses:

Why Use Hybrid Cloud?


Store your most sensitive data on dedicated hardware while simultaneously benefiting from the public cloud's cost efficiency and on-demand scalability.

Improved Security Capabilities

Place your sensitive customer data on a dedicated server while running your front-end applications in the public cloud — creating a seamless, agile and secure environment.

Cost Benefits

Reduce your Total Cost of Ownership, match your cost patterns to your revenue/demand patterns and transition from a capital-intensive cost model to an OpEx-based model.

Driving Innovation and Future-Proofing IT

Hybrid cloud allows you to take advantage of emerging cloud technologies, while still retaining your legacy applications within your corporate data centers.

How Can Rackspace Help?

Hybrid cloud solutions offer a flexible, best-fit option to meet even the most particular requirements. But they’re also highly complex to design, implement, operate, secure and optimize.

That's why we’ve developed a portfolio of hybrid cloud capabilities to connect dedicated bare metal environments to the private and public clouds of your choice. We’ll help design and deliver a hybrid architecture using RackConnect® to connect your AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform or Alibaba Cloud to traditional dedicated servers.

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