Rackspace Releases Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat

Cloud hosting provider Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) has announced the release of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat. The new offering delivers OpenStack private clouds as-a-service using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Fully managed by OpenStack and Red Hat experts at Rackspace and backed by Rackspace’s “Fanatical Support” service, Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat would provide public cloud benefits with the security, control and performance of an enterprise environment. The offering is backed by a 99.99% OpenStack API uptime guarantee. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat is now generally available for customers globally.

“As the leading operator of OpenStack clouds with the most comprehensive OpenStack product portfolio in the industry, Rackspace is excited to expand our managed services and expertise to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform,” said Darrin Hanson, vice president and general manager of OpenStack Private Cloud, Rackspace. “We help make OpenStack simple by eliminating the complexity and delivering it as-a-service to customers in their data center, a Rackspace data center or in a colocation facility.”

red-hatRackspace is contributing to Red Hat‘s continued efforts to improve Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform by testing and certifying for broad hardware and software compatibility, performance and availability. Rackspace manages and maintains the Red Hat environment including the underlying Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform so customers can focus on their business applications and not their infrastructure.

“We are excited about the launch of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat. This solution will further accelerate the adoption of OpenStack by bringing its power to customers keen to consume private cloud delivered as a managed service,” said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat. “Red Hat and Rackspace have a long history of working together to deliver leading technology solutions to customers, and we look forward to continuing to drive great outcomes for our customers through this extension of our relationship.”

As the 2015 Red Hat North American Cloud Partner of the Year with more than 170 Red Hat certifications and OpenStack operational expertise, Rackspace would be uniquely positioned to provide customers the following benefits through a managed deployment of Red Hat powered private clouds:

  • cloud hosting rackspaceRed Hat Certified Solution – The solution is a certified deployment of Red Hat Linux OpenStack Platform that is enterprise hardened and supported by a broad partner ecosystem.
  • Reduced Complexity – Customers have a single point of contact that will deploy, manage and maintain their Red Hat powered private cloud at Rackspace. As an additional feature of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat, customers have the flexibility of bringing their own Red Hat subscriptions to Rackspace, using Red Hat Cloud Access.