Rackspace and Pure Storage Collaborate to Accelerate the Value of Cloud through Block Storage Solution with Ultra-Fast Performance

Enables high performance for mission-critical workloads such as eCommerce, databases, disaster recovery, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and machine learning

LONDONFebruary 27th, 2019 Rackspace today announced that it is aligning efforts with Pure Storage, the data solutions leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, to help accelerate the value of customers’ hybrid-cloud environments with the launch of the new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution. This collaboration makes Rackspace the largest global Managed Service Provider member of the Pure Partner Program.

The Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution provides customers with fast access to their storage, hybrid-cloud connectivity and low latency for workloads where performance cannot be compromised. Customers can leverage this offering as they progress along their cloud journey to get extensive data portability across multiple platforms and bring products to market faster. This offering advances Rackspace’s strategy of helping customers get to the cloud and maximise their IT investment by allowing them to seamlessly migrate mission critical workloads such as eCommerce, databases, disaster recovery, artificial intelligence, machine learning and Internet of Things to Rackspace’s infrastructure, while maintaining high performance and availability.

“We’re excited to partner with Pure Storage to bring fast, high-performance solutions to market that gives our customers the ability to make progress on their respective hybrid cloud journeys,” said Lee James Chief Technology Officer, EMEA at Rackspace.

The new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution is helping customers address a variety of data storage challenges by providing key features and benefits including:

  • Hybrid-Cloud Transformation: With this offering, Rackspace will help customers migrate, secure and optimise their hybrid-cloud environments with unbiased expertise, while providing Fanatical Experience.
  • Enterprise Level Security: Pure Storage’s Purity Operating Environment secures data at the highest standards, providing customers with peace of mind that their data is residing with a trusted partner on world-class technology.

“This collaboration with Rackspace is helping to address a major customer need in the market,” said Jack Hogan, Vice President of Technology Strategy at Pure Storage.

“Our goal is to help customers unleash the full power of data storage in a way that helps them drive their business forward. The combination of our industry-leading storage technology, the go-to-market support of the Pure Partner Program, and Rackspace’s managed services and hybrid-cloud transformation expertise provide a differentiated, supported solution that empowers customers along their cloud journey.”

The new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution is available now to customers in the U.S., EMEA and APAC. For additional information on this offering, please visit: www.rackspace.com/en-gb

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