Rackspace Cloud Builders Supports OpenStack Cloud Deployments

The OpenStack™ project was initially formed to build an open cloud standard. In only 8 months, there are more than 50 organizations and 1,000 individuals that have participated to help influence and build that open cloud standard. The progress has been phenomenal and Rackspace wants to continue to push the envelope and help with the success of the OpenStack™ mission.

With such great progress and our recent acquisition of Anso Labs, a service company that has helped large business and government organizations deploy and operate OpenStack clouds, the timing couldn’t be any more perfect to officially offer support for OpenStack™ cloud directly from Rackspace with   ”Rackspace Cloud Builders.” Organizations deploying OpenStack™ cloud can now receive formal service and support offerings with Rackspace Cloud Builders – through a team of OpenStack specialists.

This is the first time we’re extending Fanatical Support® beyond just our datacenters to stand behind any OpenStack cloud deployment. We’re committed to Fanatical Support® and to the OpenStack mission so forming Rackspace Cloud Builders team was a no brainer. Our vision is clear:

“We look forward to helping others adopt the emerging open cloud standard with our experience deploying and operating a large-scale OpenStack Cloud.”

– Jesse Andrews, co-founder of Anso Labs and Director of Development for Rackspace Cloud Builders.

Rackspace Cloud Builders will offer training and certification, deployment services, and ongoing support to enterprises and service providers through its  teams of OpenStack specialists, and also expects to begin to deliver bundled solutions, system integrations and proven technology recommendations through collaborative relationships. Offerings will include:

  • Training & Certification – Rackspace Cloud Builders will provide training classes and certification testing for designing, developing and administering OpenStack Clouds. Rackspace also plans to empower a network of training and certification experts.
  • Deployment Services – Rackspace Cloud Builders, in conjunction with other experts from the OpenStack community, will help customers design and deploy OpenStack Clouds.
  • Support & Management – Customers will have ongoing access to remote support and escalation assistance from the OpenStack specialists, including proactive monitoring and fixes.

Individuals and organizations all over the world are excited about the OpenStack project and their ability to build a cloud-computing platform; and it’s our commitment to stand behind them every step of the way.

Check out this video to learn more:

Rackspace Cloud Builders from David Sims on Vimeo.

Before leaving in 2016, Angela ran integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started in 2003 and did everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement. Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.



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