Create the perfect cloud for your business

"We flicked the switch, and went almost immediately from having zero traffic to millions of hits."

Marvin Li

Vice President of Technology, VEVO

How RackConnect works

  • Choose an F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager, a Cisco® ASA firewall, or a Brocade ADX 1000 to connect your traditional hosted infrastructure to the Rackspace Cloud.
  • Rackspace Cloud Servers can be spun up on-demand on single-tenant Cloud Networks.
  • Choose Cloud Network IP ranges for your Cloud Servers.
  • Connect to Rackspace with an encrypted VPN tunnel to link the Rackspace Cloud to your data center or existing IT infrastructure.
  • Bring dedicated security solutions to Cloud Servers including IDS and WAF.
  • Add Cloud Files for easily scalable storage.
  • Add or remove Cloud Servers to load balancer pools instantly through the API.
  • Our high-capacity network delivers fast throughput for Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, and RackConnect.

RackConnect Global: Manage IT infrastructure, apps and data across multiple environments, cloud providers and data center locations — plus get a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

How RackConnect Works

Dedicated Firewall

Dedicated hardware firewall with Cloud Servers provides protection for the integrity of your data and safeguards against service interruptions.

Suitable use cases

  • Add a firewall to your Cloud Servers deployment.
  • VPN to the cloud via site-to-site VPN.
  • Manage the security of your environment automatically from the customer portal.
Dedicated Firewall with Rack Connect

Cost Effective

Dedicated firewall protecting your Cloud Servers, and a high-performance physical server for your database backend

Suitable use cases

  • Ecommerce Sites
  • High-traffic blogs
  • Content management systems (CMS)
  • Database-driven web applications

Empire Avenue Case Study

Rack Connect is Cost Effective

VPN Cloud Bursting

An encrypted VPN tunnel creates a secure connection between your existing data center or IT infrastructure and the Rackspace Cloud.

  • Extend your IT infrastructure to the Rackspace Cloud.
  • Burst extra compute requirements into the Rackspace Cloud.
  • Shift workloads to the cloud to free up valuable data center space.

Suitable use cases

  • Collaboration or messaging solutions, such as Microsoft SharePoint® and Microsoft Exchange®.
  • Secure administrator access to Cloud Servers via VPNs.
  • Test and develop in the cloud.
  • Employ cloud as a data replication target.
  • Use the Rackspace Cloud as a target for your disaster recovery solution.
VPN Cloud Bursting

Load Balancing

Hardware-based, dedicated load balancer and dedicated firewall, to distribute traffic across both dedicated servers and Cloud Servers. Size your environment to its average capacity, and use our utility-priced cloud to handle peak traffic needs. Cloud Servers can be automatically added to your load balancer, enabling you to scale on demand.

Suitable use cases

  • Unpredictable traffic
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Rich media
  • Seasonal traffic apps, such as ecommerce applications

Major League Gaming Study

Load Balancing with Rack Connect

Enterprise Hybrid

Highly available solution for large, complex configurations

  • High-speed dedicated storage
  • VMware-based private cloud
  • Multiple security layers
  • Meets various levels of performance needs

Suitable use cases

  • Mission-critical deployments requiring multiple levels of redundancy
  • Complex enterprise applications with specific technology requirements

Vevo Case Study

Rack Connect Enterprise

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