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RackConnect Picks Up Steam

With RackConnect, Rackspace customers can combine dedicated physical servers with Cloud Servers over a private, isolated connection. To show you how you can use this functionality in your business, we’ve documented how some of our customers are leveraging this capability to better serve their technology needs.  One of these customers, Major League Gaming, has built their online applications using RackConnect on a Rackspace hybrid platform to help keep them at the forefront of online game competitions:

Launching in 2006, Major League Gaming (MLG) brings the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat to millions of online gamers worldwide. By working with companies like Dr. Pepper, Kraft, and Nestle, MLG has been able to grow its user base to millions of gamers and users. MLG relies on its network of sites to deliver an optimal user experience for gamers and site visitors. The site draws huge crowds during the many new game launches and competitions they host throughout the year. They’ve built a reputation among gamers as the go-to place for game news, reviews, previews, and game-related media with a focus on online multi-player games and community based content.

Read the full Major League Gaming Case Study to learn more about how Rackspace has helped MLG to continue to grow their business.

Toby Owen is a Product Manager for RackConnect

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Toby Owen.

As the Head of Product Strategy for Rackspace International, Toby provides thought leadership and strategic direction around new technologies and product offerings, including Big Data, Cloud Federation and Hybrid Cloud. He leads a joint development project with CERN to federate OpenStack Clouds, and is responsible for the rollout of the Big Data Services portfolio of products internationally. He represents Rackspace to the international analyst community and technology industry, and leads the technical go to market strategy for new International markets. Toby has been with Rackspace for 4 years, and has over 17 years' experience in IT, across leadership, product development, technical, and operational roles. Prior to joining Rackspace he led the Web Services team for Wells Fargo Bank, with responsibility for internet banking infrastructure and support. He holds a bachelors of science in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin.

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