September 28, 2021

Rackspace Technology Delivers New Private Cloud Solution

With Tech Data and Dell Technologies

DigitalCFO Asia Newsroom | 11 August 2021

Rackspace Technology® (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end, multi-cloud technology solutions company, announced today the launch of VMware Solutions on Private Cloud. Rackspace Technology™ combines forces with Tech Data and Dell Technologies to help you run VMware® workloads while removing the cost and operational burden of managing data centre infrastructure and VMware Cloud Operations, so you can focus on your business.

Our multi-cloud experts help you determine the best practice for your VMware workloads, and VMware-certified professionals handle the day-to-day management of your software and its underlying hardware. Together, we bring the same standardization, self-service, automation and analytics that our customers see in the public cloud to a secure private cloud.

Partners now have an easier way to enter or penetrate the private cloud market by alleviating the need to capitalise on deploying their own infrastructure. This allows partners to focus less on the underlying infrastructure and more on value-add applications and services which sit on top. At the same time, partners can run their own managed services practice.

The partnership will offer a private cloud based on:

  • VMware Cloud Foundation that enables full Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) capabilities including VMware virtualized compute, storage, networking, and cloud management
  • Fully managed by Rackspace Technology with the agility and efficiency of a public cloud
  • Based on proven, highly available Dell Technologies infrastructure
  • Consume VMware software based on flexible pricing
  • An industry-leading 99.99% VMware API uptime guarantee
  • 7x24x365. 15-minute live response time to emergency tickets

“The lines that have historically defined technology are blurring. Hybrid models of IT delivery and consumption are being demanded, and workloads are shifting as the physical and virtual worlds become increasingly intermeshed” says Tech Data VP Country General Manager for Singapore, Mark Tan. “Our partnership with Rackspace Technology will help us continue to support our partners through this important technological shift.”

Rackspace Technology’s Managing Director APJ, Sandeep Bhargava said “We greatly value our alliances, and are excited to be able to announce this strategic partnership alongside Tech Data & Dell Technologies. This new Private Cloud solution will enable Singapore organisations to accelerate application modernization with customers able to benefit from the speed, simplicity, and better security offered by VMware Cloud.”

“As organisations focus on the acceleration of their digital transformation and are adding new cloud environments to their overall IT estate, the need for consistent operations and infrastructure across clouds is paramount,” said Andy Sim, Vice President and Managing Director, Singapore, Dell Technologies. “This is an example of how companies can accelerate their cloud strategies by delivering a simplified IT experience. This partnership leverages Dell Technologies Cloud Partner Connect program to provide resellers an alternative portfolio of cloud offerings to sell.”

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About Rackspace Technology
Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multicloud technology services company. We can design, build and operate our customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. We partner with our customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to modernize applications, build new products and adopt innovative technologies.