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Google Cloud Names Rackspace 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year

We are honored that Google Cloud named Rackspace its 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year during last night’s awards ceremony at Next ‘19, Google Cloud’s annual flagship conference, held in San Francisco. Rackspace SVP & GM of Cloud and Infrastructure Services Prashanth Chandrasekar called the recognition “the latest validation of Rackspace’s disruptive, integrated and […] The post Google Cloud Names Rackspace 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace, KDDI and iret: Creating a Multi-Cloud Collaboration in Japan

Rackspace is proud to announce the joint signing of a memorandum of understanding between Rackspace, KDDI Corporation and iret, Inc. toward the provision of world-class quality multi-cloud professional and managed services in Japan. Migration from legacy IT to the cloud is fueling growth in Japanese markets, as a growing number of mid-market and enterprise organizations […] The post Rackspace, KDDI and iret: Creating a Multi-Cloud Collaboration in Japan appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How to Keep Critical Databases Highly Available in the Cloud

Highly available databases are often the true heart of an organization. They’re key to just about every function of modern business processes: billing, online transactions processing, reports and analytics and therefore need to work, and work all the time. That’s why more than 15,000 organizations worldwide use Oracle RAC database clusters to run their most […] The post How to Keep Critical Databases Highly Available in the Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for Rackspace SVP of Corporate Development Jesse Burros

Former investment banker Jesse Burros, who established and led the cloud services investment banking practice at BMO Capital Markets, joins Rackspace this week as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. He brings with him a more intimate view of Rackspace’s financial and market positions than most new hires, having served as an advisor to Rackspace on […] The post 5 Questions for Rackspace SVP of Corporate Development Jesse Burros appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Appoints Jesse Burros as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

SAN ANTONIO – April 2, 2019 – Rackspace today announced it has hired Jesse Burros as senior vice president of corporate development. Burros, who brings nearly 15 years of corporate development and investment banking experience, will be responsible for leading the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy and execution, as well as Investor Relations. “Jesse is […] The post Rackspace Appoints Jesse Burros as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Hitesh Bhardwaj Named Rackspace Asia’s First AWS Ambassador

Amazon Web Services recently selected Singapore-based Racker Hitesh Bhardwaj to be an AWS Partner Network Ambassador. The accolade reinforces Rackspace Asia’s in-house technical prowess and expertise. Hitesh brings in-depth AWS knowledge and a passion for solving companies’ challenges with technology, making him a natural fit as an expert and ambassador. He has attained multiple AWS […] The post Hitesh Bhardwaj Named Rackspace Asia’s First AWS Ambassador appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for VP & General Manager of Rackspace Government Solutions Ray Kalustyan

The arrival of Ray Kalustyan marks an increased focus and investment in Rackspace Government Solutions. As Vice President and General Manager of RGS, Ray will be responsible for accelerating the growth of this rapidly-expanding practice, which Rackspace integrated as part of its acquisition of Datapipe in 2017. While he spent the majority of his 39-year […] The post 5 Questions for VP & General Manager of Rackspace Government Solutions Ray Kalustyan appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Three Steps to Jump Start a Data-Driven Culture

We’ve all heard the phrase “data-driven” — after all, we live in the age of data. But what does it actually mean? How does an organization transform from a gut-based, instinct-driven culture to one based on data and insights? I’m not talking about using data to support decisions that have already been made, but rather using data […] The post Three Steps to Jump Start a Data-Driven Culture appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for EVP & Americas Managing Director Sandy Hogan

Sandy Hogan is a high impact business leader with a customer-first philosophy and proven success boosting sales and market share in technology industries, and we are thrilled she is bringing her talents to Rackspace. Sandy joins our executive leadership team as Executive Vice President and Americas Managing Director, where she will be responsible for all […] The post 5 Questions for EVP & Americas Managing Director Sandy Hogan appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Appoints Sandy Hogan as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Americas

SAN ANTONIO – March 19, 2019 – Rackspace today announced it has hired Sandy Hogan as executive vice president and managing director of the Americas. Hogan, a technology industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience, will focus on executing a customer-centric, go-to-market approach aimed at accelerating revenue and customer growth throughout the Americas. Hogan […] The post Rackspace Appoints Sandy Hogan as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Americas appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

This is What Happens When You Exceed Customer Expectations

For the third straight year, Rackspace has been placed in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services. Our trajectory remains strong: we moved materially to the right this year, based on our Completeness of Vision and with only a single vendor edging above us along the Ability […] The post This is What Happens When You Exceed Customer Expectations appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure

SAN ANTONIO – March 12, 2019 – Rackspace has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Service Providers, Worldwide for the third year in a row. Gartner’s assessment, performed by the firm’s IT industry analysts, evaluates service providers based on the completeness of […] The post Rackspace a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

We’re Here So You Can Be Great

What comes to mind when you think of Rackspace? Perhaps racks of servers in a data center. Hopefully go-the-distance customer service. Maybe cloud, our focus in recent years. Or maybe, you’re not quite sure. That’s understandable. After all, Rackspace has evolved almost continuously over the past two decades, adding a huge array of technology and […] The post We’re Here So You Can Be Great appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace and Pure Storage Collaborate to Accelerate the Value of Cloud through Block Storage Solution with Ultra-Fast Performance

SAN ANTONIO– February 26, 2019–Rackspace today announced that it is aligning efforts with Pure Storage, the data solutions leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, to help accelerate the value of customers’ hybrid-cloud environments with the launch of the new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution. This collaboration makes Rackspace the largest global […] The post Rackspace and Pure Storage Collaborate to Accelerate the Value of Cloud through Block Storage Solution with Ultra-Fast Performance appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Our 2019 Sitecore MVPs Turn Technical Expertise into High-Value Business Outcomes

Sitecore Experience Platform is an industry leader for a reason. It offers a comprehensive suite of marketing tools, a holistic view of customer data and machine learning-generated insights to personalize experiences across channels. With that level of sophistication, however, comes a certain amount of complexity. Managing your Sitecore platform on-premises means continual attention to planning, […] The post Our 2019 Sitecore MVPs Turn Technical Expertise into High-Value Business Outcomes appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Open Cloud Academy Now Accepts GI Bill for Tuition

I’m thrilled to announce that Open Cloud Academy, which offers students the skills necessary to enter the IT workforce, now accepts GI Bill funds for tuition. For 75 years, the GI Bill has helped millions of veterans pay for college, graduate school and other training programs. Qualifying veterans and their family members can use the […] The post Open Cloud Academy Now Accepts GI Bill for Tuition appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Enterprise Health Cloud

“Cloud-based data insights and digital experience creation will dictate which healthcare firms will thrive.” – Forrester Wave Report If you’re a healthcare CIO looking to implement patient-centric solutions, you likely know that means starting with a great digital experience. You’re not alone. Recent market data underscores just how important a patient-centric approach has become; interventional medical care is […] The post How to Get the Most Out of Your Enterprise Health Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat Delivers Benefits of Cloud, IT Stability

For many IT organizations, stability can be an elusive goal. Frequent cloud platform upgrades are disruptive, while compliance and certification requirements that require extensive, costly testing procedures are financially onerous. Yet they’re often required, even when workloads or applications don’t require the latest features. Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat, based on OpenStack Platform […] The post Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat Delivers Benefits of Cloud, IT Stability appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Our Award-Winning Infrastructure Roots Support Everything We Do

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, containers, serverless architecture — all are exciting, sexy technologies with the potential to fundamentally change how companies do business. Yet all those technologies are only as good as the infrastructure that supports it. That’s why we’re honored to be named — for the second year in a row — one of […] The post Our Award-Winning Infrastructure Roots Support Everything We Do appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

This is What a Successful Migration Strategy Looks Like

I recently wrote about the three steps smart enterprises take to guarantee successful application migrations to the cloud; today I want to offer a real-world example of what a successful complex migration looks like, and how this Rackspace customer realized the promises of digital transformation: cost savings, increased agility and decreased time to market for […] The post This is What a Successful Migration Strategy Looks Like appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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