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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:

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Managed VMware Cloud on AWS – Rackspace customers can now use VMware HCX and Managed Guest OS Services for their VMware CloudTM on AWS workloads and ensure fast, easy, and secure migration of applications between VMware-based private clouds and VMware Cloud on AWS. Customers can increase storage scalability without having to purchase additional hosts. Managed External Storage will also be made available soon. Rackspace is also offering its Fanatical Support for OSes on customer VMs.

Advanced Kubernetes and container services Customers are now able to incorporate cost-effective container architectures into their hybrid cloud strategies.

Rackspace Managed Security (RMS) Service Blocks  Rackspace has expanded its portfolio to include Proactive Detection and Response and Compliance Assistance services on VMware private clouds. RMS Service Blocks for Managed Public Cloud customers will now include support for native security tools on AWS and all of the leading public cloud providers to provide a single pane of glass view of their security landscape.

Advanced cloud-native support – To help customers with the adoption of cloud-native capabilities, the new Cloud Reliability Engineering Service Block gives customers access to a Rackspace infrastructure engineering team that will work closely with their own IT department and provide expert advice on their infrastructure projects.

Integration and API Management Assessment – Application and data integration across the entire organization will be assessed and integration recommendations will be provided to help customers accelerate projects, applications and achieve their business goals and strategies in the shortest possible time frame.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.