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What is Managed Hosting?

Managed dedicated hosting is an IT service model where a customer leases dedicated hardware from a managed hosting services provider like Rackspace. This solution includes servers, storage and networking hardware. Because you aren’t sharing these resources with anyone else, it’s referred to as a single-tenant solution.

When you choose managed dedicated hosting, you get to choose your operating system while your service provider handles the administration, management and support of your solution. And because you’re not sharing any of these resources with another tenant, you have access to the full performance capabilities of the hardware you’re leasing.

Why Use Managed Hosting?

Cost Savings

Companies that move their cloud-based operations from their own data centers to those of a managed service provider often reduce their overall cloud costs.


A business can optimize its dedicated server or virtual environment for specific performance requirements, and quickly make adjustments as needed.


Many companies outsource IT functions so they can focus on innovation, instead of devoting precious IT resources to everyday management duties.


As a single tenant on a dedicated server, the user has total control over hardware, apps, operating systems and security.

How Can Rackspace Help?

We’ve been providing businesses of all sizes with managed web hosting since 1999. We are the only provider that supports all of the leading cloud platforms, including AWS®, Microsoft® and OpenStack®. Our managed hosting offerings include:

Dedicated Servers

We offer bare metal servers, optimized for performance and security, with 24x7x365 support.

Rackspace for VMware® Cloud

Our VMware environments include virtualized servers, virtualized infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), a single-tenant private cloud.

Multi-Cloud Connectivity

RackConnect® provides secure network connectivity between your data center and Rackspace managed clouds such as AWS and Azure®.

Dedicated Databases

Database Hosting Services can provide certified expert support for dedicated databases like MySQL® databases, Microsoft®SQL Server® and Oracle® databases.

Data Storage

Rackspace managed data storage specialists can help you with your growing storage needs, including direct attached storage (DAS), storage area network (SAN), and network attached storage (NAS).

Custom Networking

Rackspace networking capabilities include Cloud Networks , Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers, and domain name system servers.

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