Rackspace Launches Pure Storage-Powered Block Storage Solution

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Managed cloud provider Rackspace has launched its new ‘Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage’ solution in collaboration with Pure Storage. The new solution would help orgaizations address a variety of data storage challenges.

The ‘Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage’ solution provides customers with “fast” access to their storage, hybrid-cloud connectivity as well as low latency for workloads where performance cannot be compromised. Users 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 would further advance Rackspace’s strategy of helping customers get to the cloud and maximize their IT investment by allowing them to “seamlessly” migrate mission critical workloads such as ecommerce, databases, disaster recovery (DR), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and Internet-of-Things (IoT) to Rackspace’s infrastructure, “while maintaining high performance and availability.”

“This partnership is allowing us to bring together two big disruptors in the next-gen cloud services and storage industries,” said Prashanth Chandrasekar, senior vice president and general manager at Rackspace. “We’re excited to partner with Pure Storage to bring a fast, high performance solution to market that gives our customers the ability to make progress on their respective hybrid cloud journeys.”

Hybrid Cloud Migration

The new ‘Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage’ solution is aimed at helping users address a variety of data storage challenges:

  • Hybrid-Cloud Transformation – With this offering, Rackspace will help customers migrate, secure and optimize their hybrid-cloud environments with “unbiased expertise.”
  • Enterprise Level Security – Pure Storage’s Purity Operating Environment would secure data at the highest standards.

“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., UK and APAC.