Create the perfect cloud for your business

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 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

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

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

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

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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