The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Storage Overload
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – New Delivery System
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Drone Removal Services

Rackspace Expands Fanatical Support, Brings its Legendary Service Levels to the Cloud

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today defined a new category in hosting: managed cloud. The first managed cloud offering is Cloud Servers with a managed service level, providing businesses with proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and guidance on how to leverage cloud computing. Rackspace is expanding its famous Fanatical Support® into the cloud, by marrying its industry-leading 24x7x365 managed service level with its highly scalable on-demand Cloud Servers offering. With this support, companies can spend less time worrying about infrastructure and more time focusing on their core business.

The service offering is ideal for companies that want to transition to a cloud environment for on-demand availability, flexibility and scalability, but lack internal cloud expertise. In addition to the 24x7x365 core service level already provided on the Rackspace Cloud, managed cloud will use dedicated teams to provide OS Support and Application Level Support, as well as guidance on how to leverage the cloud. Dozens of companies participated in Rackspace’s Beta program and have seen the benefits that the managed cloud offering has to offer.

“We manage the marketing, athlete tracking and live event coverage of each Ironman race, and have fluctuating business needs throughout the year,” said Travis Sitzlar, Chief Technologist, World Triathlon Corp., organizer of the world-renowned Ironman races, and a beta customer. “Managed cloud is ideal for us because we have traffic peaks during race times and significantly less demand when there are fewer events occurring. The cloud environment is perfect for us, as we can take advantage of scaling up and down throughout the year, but we could not do it without the support from Rackspace. The managed service is critical to us because Rackspace provides us with the professional insight on how to best use the cloud environment while also helping to ensure that issues are proactively resolved, so we can focus on producing the best Ironman events.”

With a choice of support options, customers can select the approach that best meets their needs. Managed cloud provides a suite of features supported by the industry’s leading Service Level Agreement (SLA), including:

  • 24x7x365 rapid response to monitoring alerts that are sent to customers and the Rackspace support team. If customers choose, Rackspace can be authorized to troubleshoot problems before customers even know about it.
  • Key Operating system and application infrastructure support, including updates and patches to the following operating systems: MS Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit, Ubuntu 10.4, (Lucid Lynx), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, CentOS 5.5. Key applications supported include Apache, MySQL, PHP; .Net/IIS; Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2.
  • Technical guidance. Managed cloud can help customers plan for future growth and maximize their current cloud environment.
  • Admin Level Access to cloud servers is provided so customers can maintain full control at all times. In addition, Rackspace will also maintain access so our support teams can troubleshoot and resolve issues in real time.
  • Anytime, anywhere accessibility. Customers can reach their support team via phone call, chat, or e-mail, and can submit service tickets. Rackspace will proactively work on issues based on alerts and can also support customers who are trying to resolve their own issues with the built-in management tools. Rackspace also maintains responsibility for network and hardware uptime.

“Today Rackspace is defining a new category of hosting – managed cloud – much as we did a decade ago when we led the way in managed hosting,” said Pat Matthews, senior vice president of cloud at Rackspace. “Although the first era of the cloud was for developers and early adopters, now the rest of the world wants to use this incredible technology, and Rackspace is making this possible. Many businesses want the help and expertise to make cloud computing work for them. We listened to our customers and now provide unmatched service in the cloud so companies can focus on what they know best — their core business — while Rackspace takes care of the rest.”

About Rackspace Hosting

Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and a founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.

Source: Business Wire

Follow Us

CloudBuzz

CloudBuzz is an exceptional place to discover trending stories from around the world and be on top of new technologies each and every day. Here, you can find what is trending from some of the largest technology influencers such as Wired, Forbes, MIT, Gartner, IDC and many more. Stories will be a blend of aggregated and curated pieces for quick easy viewing on topics such as Cloud Computing, Wearable Technology, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and much more...
Follow Us

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Support

Recent

Beyond Gaming: Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift

Beyond Gaming: Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift

Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift  Since the announcement of the Oculus Rift in 2012 gamers and game developers alike have been frenzied trying to both get their hands on the unit or build their own proprietary VR machine. The VR gold rush has since lead to the announcement of Project Morpheus from Sony and…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Due Diligence

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Due Diligence

By David Fletcher Please support our comics by sharing, licensing or visiting our cloud sponsors (Below). Your support goes a long way in allowing us to continue to produce our lighthearted comics each week.   About Latest Posts Follow UsCloudBuzzCloudBuzz is an exceptional place to discover trending stories from around the world and be on…

Popular

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford…

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker Docker started as just a software container on top of a Linux operating system which seemed like a simple optimization for a fat hypervisor. Its disruptive force however comes from the fact that it does force us to rethink many of the layers of the cloud stack. Starting from the way we…

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020 The cloud, big data, the internet of things, and wearable technology have all featured heavily in Forrester’s latest list of fifteen technologies to watch before 2020. It is becoming a reality for businesses that they need to adapt and change to an increasingly technologically-minded customer base. Traditional marketing…

Sponsored Posts

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

Cloud Logo Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7


Contributor Spotlight

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Branded Content Programs

Advertising