Nov 18, 2021

Rackspace Technology: Providing expertise about the cloud

Technology
Cloud
DigitalTransformation
Data
3 min
With over two decades of helping customers transform their cloud environments, we take a look at Rackspace Technology

Founded in 1998, Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology services company.

It can design, build and operate customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. With over 6,800 employees globally and customers spread across 120 countries, Rackspace Technology serves more than half of the Fortune 100.

The Company operates through three segments: Multicloud Services, Apps & Cross Platform, and OpenStack Public Cloud. Its Multicloud Services segment includes its multicloud services offerings, as well as professional services related to designing and building multicloud solutions and cloud-native applications. 

Its Apps & Cross Platform segment includes managed applications, managed security and data services, as well as professional services related to designing and implementing application, security and data services. Its OpenStack Public Cloud segment enables to run applications on a public cloud that is built on open-source technology. It also enables public cloud and managed hosting platforms to work, through technologies such as RackConnect tool.

 

A recognised innovator 

Earlier this year Rackspace Technology received the 2020 Google Cloud Breakthrough North America Partner of the Year award.

The company was recognised for its achievements in the Google Cloud partner ecosystem, helping provide joint customers with the support engine for Google Cloud’s platform. For example, GitLab, the DevOps platform delivered as a single application used by millions of users, selected Rackspace Technology to drive fast application development on Google Cloud.

“Google Cloud and Rackspace Technology are aiming to lower the barrier of adoption for customers looking to architect scalable, cloud-native solutions,” said Jeff DeVerter, CTO, Solutions at Rackspace Technology. “Rackspace Technology can help companies accelerate their digital transformation and realise more value from Google Cloud.”

 

Companies acceleration to the cloud 

The company recently released the findings of a new global survey, conducted in association with Google Cloud, that highlights the increasingly rapid pace of cloud adoption. According to the survey, the question is no longer whether organisations should migrate to the cloud, but how they can leverage the cloud for innovation, efficiency, and growth.

More than half (51%) of all survey respondents said that 100% of their applicable infrastructure now resides in the cloud, while (49%) said they plan to move more of their workloads into the cloud as possible. In addition, more than two-thirds of respondents’ compute workloads are now supported by public cloud, colocation, and managed hosting services. At the same time, IT infrastructure spread has reached an equilibrium and leaders expect it to hold steady over the next three to five years.

“Driven in large part by the power of the cloud, today’s technology landscape is evolving at a breakneck pace, while IT is penetrating all areas of the organisation,” said Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technology Evangelist at Rackspace Technology. 

 

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