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Rackspace has expanded its Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) portfolio with a new multi-cloud service, ‘Rackspace Managed VMware Cloud’. The service gives customers new ways of deploying workloads across public and private clouds in any location, using a single, industry-standard set of tools and processes. It also helps customers overcome many of the challenges they face with multi-cloud operations, including standard workflows, consistent APIs, easier access to native services across clouds, simpler geographical expansion, compliance with data sovereignty policies and business continuity, cost-effective disaster recovery, and on-demand flexible capacity.

“This is a game changer in the cloud industry, and with thousands of VMware and AWS certifications across hundreds of experts, Rackspace is a strategic partner to help customers that want to move to VMware Cloud on AWS and further modernize their applications with native AWS services,” said Peter FitzGibbon, vice president and general manager of Rackspace managed services for VMware. “Enterprises can now run every application in the best location, optimizing price, reliability, performance and security for every workload while using familiar tools, processes and APIs, which enterprises already use today. We deliver this as a fully managed service, making consumption simple while delivering the outcomes our customers expect.”

“Every organization is on a multi-cloud journey. Enterprises today have three primary choices when moving to the cloud – managed private, hybrid or public cloud. Regardless of environment, the trend toward using multiple cloud providers to meet business requirements is undeniable,” said Ajay Patel, senior vice president and general manager, cloud provider software business unit, VMware. “Rackspace has built the expertise and multi-cloud services portfolio to help customers succeed in today’s digital world, and the new Rackspace Managed VMware Cloud on AWS service will enable their customers to run production applications across vSphere-based private, hosted public environments, with optimized access to AWS services.”

Rackspace’s strategy is to deliver common cloud APIs to any type of cloud resource so that enterprises can avoid being locked-in to a specific cloud. Rackspace offers the unbiased expertise to deliver the right multi-cloud strategy for an enterprise even at an application-by-application basis. This portable cloud API strategy, delivered as a managed service, removes barriers to enterprises’ multi-cloud challenges by providing the next generation multi-cloud, which accelerates innovation, optimizes economics and eases migration to the cloud.

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