Multi-Cloud Connectivity with Rackconnect Global


RackConnect Global uses a private network that bypasses the internet to securely connect the Rackspace data center to your other service providers — offering an additional layer of protection for your business data and apps.

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RackConnect Global combines the performance of Rackspace dedicated infrastructure with private network connectivity to deliver reliable service and high availability — backed by our network uptime guarantee.

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RackConnect Global provides connectivity between Rackspace and all the leading cloud platforms. You choose the cloud and we’ll make the connection secure — giving you the ultimate in multi-cloud flexibility.

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How It Works

High Performance

RackConnect Global combines the performance and reliability of dedicated infrastructure with a private network to help you achieve reliable, low-latency connection speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

Optimum Security

Information on your dedicated infrastructure in our data center is protected by firewalls and encrypted VPN tunnels. RackConnect Global goes one step further to help protect your data by using a private network — that bypasses the Internet — to securely connect to your other service providers.

Backup and Recovery

RackConnect Global provides the benefits of Rackspace dedicated hosting while supporting multi-cloud connectivity. Back up and recover application data from your data center and other cloud providers using a reliable, private connection to Rackspace.

Distributed Hybrid Apps

Distribute application infrastructure across multiple environments, while hosting the back-end storage infrastructure with Rackspace. This provides redundancy, increases deployment flexibility and can help you reduce costs — ideal for web-based applications that consume a significant infrastructure footprint.

RackConnect Global Diagram
Rackspace Regions Rackconnect Global Locations Rackconnect Global Locations
North America Chicago (ORD1), Dallas (DFW1-DFW3), Northern Virginia (IAD2, IAD3) Chicago (CH1-CH4), Dallas (DA1-DA4, DA6), Washington D.C. (DC1-DC8, DC10, DC11), Equinix Cloud Exchange Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Newark, Portland, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto, Quebec City, Washington D.C., Megaport Exchange
Europe London (LON3, LON5), Frankfurt (FRA1) London (LD5), Equinix Cloud Exchange Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Sofia, Stockholm, Megaport Exchange

Connectivity Options

100 Mbps 200 Mbps 500 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 5 Gbps 10 Gbps
Dedicated Cross-Connect
  • Rackspace Regions to RackConnect Global Locations (Equinix or Megaport)
  • Intra-Rackspace Connectivity (U.S.)
Cloud Exchange Connection
  • Rackspace Regions to Cloud Exchanges (Equinix or Megaport)
Rackspace International Connection
  • Intra-Rackspace Connectivity (Europe)

Intra-Rackspace Connectivity

RackConnect Global provides secure connectivity between all Rackspace data centers in the US: Dallas (DFW), Northern Virginia (IAD), and Chicago (ORD). With RackConnect Global, you can securely transfer data between Rackspace data centers across the Rackspace backbone, which avoids the Internet.

"We’ve been with Rackspace for almost three years. We’re really happy with Rackspace as a provider, and we think that Rackspace can support the continued growth that our company expects to achieve."

David Geisen

Co-Founder & CEO, Dafiti Mexico

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