Rackspace Adopts New Name and Launches New Multicloud Solutions
Jun10

Rackspace Adopts New Name and Launches New Multicloud Solutions

Rackspace has announced the company has changed its name to Rackspace Technology to better reflect the company’s diverse offerings. The renaming follows a series of acquisitions and new strategic partnerships that has allowed the company to expand its services considerably over the course of the past year. The past year has seen Rackspace Technology undergo a massive transformation. The company has now gone all-in on multicloud to help its customers overcome the challenges of adopting a successful multicloud strategy. The company has now created a roadmap that will allow it to continue to deliver innovative solutions to help its customers across the entire technology transformation lifecycle and accelerate their multicloud transformation. The company’s solutions are now divided into four key areas: Cloud optimization – To help customers improve performance while reducing cloud costs to improve ROI Cloud security – To help customers secure their cloud infrastructure and data and assist with compliance Cloud Native Enablement – To accelerate customers’ multicloud transformation,...

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Rackspace Named Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services
May09

Rackspace Named Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services

Gartner has published its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide and, for the fourth consecutive year, Rackspace has been named a Leader. The Magic Quadrant is a series of market research reports that are compiled using Gartner’s proprietary qualitative data analysis methods. The reports highlight current market trends and demonstrate the level of maturity of companies. The Magic Quadrants plot the position of a company based on its ability to execute and its completeness of vision. A low score in each sees companies categorized as Niche Players, a high score for ability to execute with a low score for completeness of vision sees companies classed as Challengers. A relatively low ability to execute score but high score for completeness of vision sees companies classed as Visionaries, while high scores in both see companies named Leaders. 20 public cloud infrastructure managed and professional services providers were rated in this year’s report, 10 of which were placed in the Leader’s Quadrant. According to Gartner, Leaders...

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Rackspace Named VMware 2020 Global Partner of the Year Award
Apr14

Rackspace Named VMware 2020 Global Partner of the Year Award

Rackspace has been named VMware 2020 Global Partner of the Year in the Social Impact award category for the Americas for the positive impact the company has made using VMware technologies. Each year, VMWare partners from around the world are recognized for extraordinary performance and notable achievements over the past 12 months. The awards program is run in partnership with IDC, which assists in the assessment of nominees and rates them against the criteria in each award category. The criteria for assessment include the positive impact a company has made using VMware technologies, delivering growth for customers’ businesses and improving return on investment, the level of innovation, and demonstrating expertise in a particular area. Awards are given in six categories: Partner Social Impact, Partner Value, Services Excellence, Digital Transformation, Cloud Platform Transformation, and Partner Trailblazer, along with an additional Global Partner for Technology Innovation Award. “These awards are demonstrative of our partners capability and dedication to VMware, and it’s great to...

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Rackspace Extends FedRAMP Authorized Platform to AWS
Feb05

Rackspace Extends FedRAMP Authorized Platform to AWS

Rackspace has announced it has extended its FedRAMP authorization, which now includes Amazon Web Services within the Rackspace Government Cloud (RGC). FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The Rackspace update includes full support for AWS services on RGC, the company’s managed security and compliance platform that provides private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for the government ecosystem. Rackspace was the first company to provide a Joint Authorization Board (JAB) authorized platform on VMware and now full support for AWS is now included for RGC. Rackspace accelerated the delivery of the new AWS security controls through a partnership with the advisory firm Quzara, an ATO on AWS and a leader in FedRAMP compliance. The new Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls (RISC) program is a cyber risk management solution that includes Workshop, Gap Assessment and Managed Service for FedRAMP authorization, which are required to sell...

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Rackspace Partners with Alert Logic to Help SMBs Assess AWS and Hybrid Cloud Security
Jan27

Rackspace Partners with Alert Logic to Help SMBs Assess AWS and Hybrid Cloud Security

Rackspace has announced a new partnership with Alert Logic to help SMBs and mid-market AWS customers identify and address security issues in their AWS environments. The partnership will see a new AWS Security Review program offered, which is based on the Alert Logic Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution. The Security Review gives customers an overview of the security of their AWS environment, by assessing their AWS configuration against AWS CIS Foundations Benchmarks. Security experts at Rackspace will then offer a consultation to customers to review the findings of the analysis and will provide recommendations on how security gaps can be addressed to provide ongoing protection. This program will be particularly valuable for SMB customers, who likely lack the in-house skills to perform comprehensive security reviews of their AWS and hybrid cloud environments. “The AWS Security Review provides customers with a fantastic starting point to begin their security transformation. The combined 24×7 support of Rackspace and Alert Logic experts is a critical enabler of keeping...

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Rackspace Acquires Cloud-Native Consulting and Managed Services Company, Onica
Nov05

Rackspace Acquires Cloud-Native Consulting and Managed Services Company, Onica

Rackspace has announced that it will be acquiring the cloud-native consulting and managed services company, Onica for an undisclosed sum. An agreement has been reached to acquire the Santa Monica, CA-based firm, which will give Rackspace new professional services capabilities in areas such as strategic advisory, architecture and engineering, and application development. Onica is a fairly young company, having only been formed in 2014, yet during the past 5 years the company has amassed more than 350 skilled consultants across the United States and holds competencies in DevOps, IoT, Microsoft Workloads, data and analytics, migration and storage, education, healthcare, and industrial software. The company is regularly included in Inc. Magazine’s best places to Work list and has also achieved fifth spot in CRN® Fast Growth 150 list. Onica helps companies build new revenue streams and improve efficiency through adoption of the cloud. The company has helped companies acquire the innovative capabilities of the cloud and has implement some of the most complex technology projects the world...

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Rackspace Announces Major Enhancements to its Hybrid Cloud Portfolio
Sep01

Rackspace Announces Major Enhancements to its Hybrid Cloud Portfolio

Rackspace has enhanced its hybrid cloud portfolio and is now providing customers with access to advanced services that are intended to help them modernize their IT environments as easily and quickly as possible to benefit from the flexibility and scalability of the cloud. Five major updates have been made to its services that will improve support for customers with that have adopted a hybrid architecture. Rackspace is now offering advanced cloud-native support, API management, external storage for VMware on AWS, managed guest OS, advanced Kubernetes and container enablement services, application and data integration, and managed security services. “Our new set of advanced hybrid cloud services, backed by our industry leading service blocks framework, provide customers the expertise necessary to help navigate through their hybrid cloud journeys,” said Vikas Gurungunti, EVP and GM of Solutions and Services at Rackspace. The key new enhancements are: Managed VMware Cloud on AWS – Rackspace customers can now use VMware HCX and Managed Guest OS Services for their VMware CloudTM on AWS...

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Rackspace Forms Strategic Partnership with Tech Mahindra
Jul15

Rackspace Forms Strategic Partnership with Tech Mahindra

Rackspace has formed a new strategic partnership with the digital transformation, consulting, and business reengineering service provider, Tech Mahindra. Tech Mahindra is a USD 4.9 billion company with more than 121,000 associates in 90 countries. The firm helps companies by providing innovative customer-centric IT experiences and delivers convergent, digital, design experiences, along with innovation platforms that connect across a wide range of technologies to provide customers with tangible business value. Rackspace is a leading cloud service provider offering a range of hosting services, and managed application, data, and security to help its clients during every stage of their digital transformation and accelerates the value of the cloud. The new strategic partnership will allow cross-selling to Tech Mahindra’s customer base and will include joint service offerings. It will also allow Rackspace to improve its business applications and processes and execute a new go-to-market commercial model. “Our partnership with Tech Mahindra is a powerful combination,” said Subroto Mukerji,...

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RackSpace Named Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services
Mar13

RackSpace Named Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services

Rackspace has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide, achieving the second highest score for ability to execute out of 19 companies in the Magic Quadrant assessment. This is the third consecutive year that the company has been positioned in the leader’s quadrant. The Magic Quadrants are graphical representations of companies based on the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute that vision. High scores in both areas see companies named as a Leader in the field. Low scores in both see firms categorized as Niche Players, a high score for completeness of vision and a low score for ability to execute sees firms classed as Visionaries, and a high score for ability to execute and a low score for completeness of vision sees them categorized as Challengers. The high score for completeness of vision is due to Rackspace constantly assessing the requirements of its customers and developing new services to meet those needs. The company develops comprehensive IT roadmaps, guidance on...

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Rackspace Named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Managed Service Providers
Apr06

Rackspace Named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Managed Service Providers

Rackspace has been included in the Leader’s Quadrant in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Managed Service Providers, Worldwide. Rackspace was one of 20 public cloud managed service providers assessed for the report, which assesses companies based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute that vision. The report categorizes companies as niche players, contenders, visionaries, and leaders. Companies in the Leaders Quadrant scored highly for both completeness of vision and ability to execute. In this year’s magic Quadrant, only three providers were named as leaders. This is the second consecutive year that Rackspace has been included in the Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Managed Service Providers, Worldwide, which the company puts down to the depth of its portfolio and its expertise in delivering next-generation IT services. “Businesses within every industry are moving to consume IT in a more-agile and cost-efficient manner, as a service, across multiple public and private cloud platforms and technologies. We are constantly adding new...

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Forrester Research Names Rackspace Leader for Hosted Private Cloud Services
Jun25

Forrester Research Names Rackspace Leader for Hosted Private Cloud Services

Forrester Research Inc. has named Rackspace a leader for hosted private cloud services in its Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services, North America Q2, 2017 report. The Forrester Wave™ reports serve as a guide for buyers considering their options in the technology marketplace. The market research company provides insights into the major players in the software, hardware, and services market to save buyers months of time conducting their own research into the best solutions, hardware and services to purchase. Nine cloud services providers were assessed for the Hosted Private Cloud Services Report across 33 criteria, such as strategy, market presence, and current offering. Rackspace’s OpenStack Private Cloud Offering achieved the highest marks out of all vendors for strategy and automation capabilities, achieving the highest possible score in three of the 8 criteria used to assess strategy. Rackspace also achieved the second highest score for market approach, business technology vision, service level agreements, and storage and contract agreements. Forrester researchers...

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Rackspace Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification
Mar01

Rackspace Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

Rackspace has announced that the company’s Dedicated hosting environment has achieved Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status The HITRUST CSF incorporates state and federal regulations, standards, and frameworks and uses a risk-based approach to help organizations identify and address risks to regulated data and is the most widely adopted security framework in the healthcare industry in the United States. The Certified status confirms that the Rackspace Dedicated environment meets Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requirements for securing protected health information (PHI). The certification confirms the policies, procedures, and practices governing offerings within the Rackspace Dedicated environment, including its Dedicated Servers, storage, databases, managed virtualization, and networking solutions, meet HIPAA/HITECH Act requirements, and through the Rackspace Dedicated environment, healthcare organizations can mitigate...

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Managed Security and Compliance Assistance Service Launched by Rackspace
Oct01

Managed Security and Compliance Assistance Service Launched by Rackspace

Rackspace has launched a new Managed Security and Compliance Assistance service to help its customers protect business-critical processes, secure their data, mitigate cybersecurity threats and risks, and achieve their compliance objectives. The new offerings help Rackspace develop holistic security solutions for its customers and ensure compliance in multi-cloud environments. The new offerings allows customers to benefit from the considerable experience of its security experts and implement multi-cloud security best practices, security monitoring, and threat analysis to ensure their environments are properly secured and resilient to cybersecurity threats. The company provides onboarding consultation and deployment to deliver tailored solutions along with ongoing management of customers’ environments to ensure security threats are rapidly identified and remediated. The service helps customers prevent cyberattacks and reduce the potential impact of a cyberattack, while lowering the total cost of ownership of internal security operations centers and other managed service offerings....

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