Rackspace Selected by GitLab to Drive Fast Application Development on Google Cloud

Global cloud hosting provider Rackspace Technology has been selected by DevOps platform GitLab to drive fast application development on Google Cloud. Seeking better service and support, GitLab decided to move its hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, GitLab.com, to Rackspace’s managed Google Cloud Platform.

The Rackspace Technology team helped GitLab migrate to Google Cloud. This would help increase performance, enhance security as well as guiding GitLab on a successful migration path to Kubernetes. The migration to Kubernetes has enabled GitLab to gain approximately 1.5x improvement in deployment speed on the service level, according to GitLab and Rackspace.

Brandon Jung
“We help customers develop and quickly ship their software. Google Cloud makes sure that their code can run, scale, and stay available, and Rackspace Technology provides the support engine for the entire platform,” said Brandon Jung, Vice President of Alliances at GitLab.

“Working with Google Cloud and Rackspace Technology lets us offer customers three essential capabilities for digital transformation,” said Brandon Jung, Vice President of Alliances at GitLab. “We help customers develop and quickly ship their software. Google Cloud makes sure that their code can run, scale, and stay available, and Rackspace Technology provides the support engine for the entire platform.”

GitLab is currently migrating its production GitLab.com workloads to Kubernetes including several critical services. It is intended to improve resilience and lowering the cost of running these services. Additionally, GitLab is adopting many other Google Cloud Platform services, including BigQuery, Google PubSub, Cloud Functions, Cloud Run, Stackdriver Continuous Profiling, and Cloud SQL.

“GitLab and Google Cloud, enabled by Intel technologies, are aiming to lower the barrier of adoption for customers looking to architect scalable, cloud-native solutions,” said Stanley Anderson, Senior Director and Global Lead, Google Cloud Partnership and Solutions, Rackspace Technology. “Rackspace Technology can help companies accelerate this digital transformation and realize more value from Google Cloud. They won’t be bottlenecked, because they have a partner like Rackspace Technology that’s ready to help.”

Google Cloud Expertise

“We partner with Rackspace Technology because we have the utmost respect for the way they treat customers,” added Brandon Jung. “The GitLab.com instance is the largest GitLab instance in the world, and it runs with high performance on Google Cloud. Rackspace Technology has the expertise to help customers like GitLab build, ship, and patch because they see it every day at scale.”

Rackspace Technology has repeatedly won Google Cloud Partner of the Year Awards and holds multiple Google Cloud Platform Specializations. Rackspace Technology is also an Intel partner working on Google Cloud instances powered by 2nd gen Intel Xeon Processors. These awards, along with being recognized as a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide 2020, would help assure clients of Rackspace Technology’s global expertise.