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Happy Friday everyone! It’s been just over a month since we made a powerful addition to our multi-cloud portfolio with the launch of Fanatical Support for Amazon Web Services.
In today’s hybrid cloud world, businesses are challenged with managing IT infrastructure, applications and data across multiple environments, cloud providers and data center locations.
Rackspace President and CEO Taylor Rhodes sent this letter to our customers who consume Microsoft products this morning:
EDITOR’S NOTE: Scalability and security sound complex. In this two-part blog series, we seek to eliminate some of the confusion by digging deeper into how users can grow a configuration without compromising the integrity of your app’s security.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first post in a two-part series on scalability and security in the Managed Cloud. Check back tomorrow for part two.
Digital Diversification Diversification is a vitally important business strategy that applies to everything from your finances, your workforce and especially your IT layer. The same way you should never place all of your cash reserves into a single investment or hire only database administrators, you should avoid hosting your critical data on a single device or depend heavily on a single technology and, when possible, avoid deploying at a single location.
Today, we expand the RackConnect portfolio of connectivity services to include a new inter-region private connectivity service. RackConnect RegionLink is a fully managed service that enables you to transfer data between Rackspace Regions at a lower latency and with better throughput than over the Internet by utilizing an MPLS VPN connection over the Rackspace backbone.
During my 12 years at Dell there was a progressive partnership with Perot, effectively version 2.0 of EDS and an IT services provider that Dell ultimately acquired. Over time, Dell transformed from a master of commoditizing the supply chain and just-in-time inventory to a full IT outsourcing (ITO) behemoth. But there emerged a gradual evolution on the buying side: Customers did not necessarily want the gigantic monolithic multi-year and multi-million dollar contracts that often come with these large ITOs.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
We designed RackConnect and our hybrid cloud to deliver on the promise that you could have the best of both worlds – the security and predictability of dedicated servers combined with the scalability and programmatic control of the cloud. In keeping with this paradigm, the newest version of RackConnect – version 3 — emphasizes scalability and your ability to “own the base and the rent the spike.”
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