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

Enables high performance for mission-critical workloads such as eCommerce, databases, disaster recovery, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and machine learning

 

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 Managed Service Provider member of the Pure Partner Program.

The Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution provides customers with fast access to their storage, hybrid-cloud connectivity and low latency for workloads where performance cannot be compromised. Customers 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 advances 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, artificial intelligence, machine learning and Internet of Things 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.”

The new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution is helping customers address a variety of data storage challenges by providing key features and benefits including:

  • Hybrid-Cloud Transformation: With this offering, Rackspace will help customers migrate, secure and optimize their hybrid-cloud environments with unbiased expertise, while providing Fanatical ExperienceÔ.
  • Enterprise Level Security: Pure Storage’s Purity Operating Environment secures data at  the highest standards, providing customers with peace of mind that their data is residing with a trusted partner on world-class technology.

“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. For additional information on this offering, please visit:

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About Rackspace
At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we are uniquely positioned to close the gap between the complex reality of today and the promise of tomorrow. Passionate about customer success, we provide unbiased expertise, based on proven results, across all the leading technologies. And across every interaction worldwide, we deliver Fanatical Experience™ — the best customer service experience in the industry. Rackspace has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Learn more at www.rackspace.com or call 1-800-961-2888.

Media Contact:
Brandon Brunson       
brandon.brunson@rackspace.com
210.312.1357

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