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10 Fastest Growing Cloud Computing Companies 2017

“We Manage Your Cloud, So You Can Manage Your Business”: Rackspace

thesiliconreview-jeff-cotten-ceo-rackspace-17Lots of companies will rent you access to their raw computing infrastructure. But your cloud doesn’t operate on infrastructure alone. It takes a wide variety of specialized engineering skills to architect and manage not only the infrastructure, but also the many complex tools and applications that run on top of it, including the latest data engines and ecommerce platforms. With other providers, that’s your responsibility. But we do things differently at Rackspace.

 Delighted to Introduce the Company

Most big providers offer only multi-tenant public cloud. They argue that one size fits all. We disagree. We think you deserve the best fit for your unique IT needs, across multi-tenant and single-tenant platforms, in your data center or ours. That’s what you get from Rackspace, a leader in hybrid cloud solutions. We back our managed cloud with an industry-leading 100% Network Uptime Guarantee. Our approach is designed to keep you up and running fast and lean—so you can focus on hiring only the engineers who will differentiate your business.

 We are the number one managed cloud company. Everything we offer is managed. That’s because we believe: 

  • Uptime and redundancy are shared responsibilities, rather than a burden for the customer alone.
  • Economies of scale are nice—but economies of expertise are even more valuable. The highest performance and cost-efficiency come when you combine infrastructure with specialized expertise and the exceptional customer service that we call Fanatical Support®.
  • Every customer should have easy access to engineers—by phone, chat, or email, 24x7x365—to help with planning, architecting, building, and operations.

 Extend Rackspace to the Cloud of Your Choice with Rackconnect Global

In today’s hybrid cloud world, businesses are challenged with managing IT infrastructure, applications and data across multiple environments, cloud providers and data center locations. At Rackspace, we’re big believers in the hybrid cloud strategy with services like RackConnect, which enables you to connect your cloud and dedicated environments, and RackConnect RegionLink, which helps you extend workloads across multiple Rackspace regions. RackConnect Global provides highly available, secure, private network connectivity between Rackspace and your other data centers and the cloud provider of your choice, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services for the ultimate in multi-cloud flexibility, backed 24x7x365 Fanatical Support.

 Disaster recovery & backup: Utilize the flexibility of the cloud backed with the security and reliability of Rackspace dedicated hosting, by backing-up application data from your own data centers or other cloud providers with a private, secure, reliable connection to Rackspace.

 Hybrid applications distributed across environments: For productivity or web-based applications that consume a significant infrastructure footprint, you can distribute the application infrastructure across multiple environments with the backend storage infrastructure in your Rackspace dedicated hosting environment. This reduces costs, provides redundancy and increases deployment flexibility.

 Offshoots and Outcomes

 Have a look at the cloud service that we provide.

 Powered by OpenStack, the Industry Leading Open Source Technology

Rackspace Public Cloud offers an expansive set of tools and technologies to help your business achieve and maintain growth. Backed by thousands of engineers and industry experts, the Rackspace Public Cloud allows you full control of your environment by eliminating vendor lock in and granting access to cutting edge features. A single control panel provides visibility, control and easy access to powerful management tools.

 Virtual cloud servers: Rackspace Virtual Cloud Servers are high-performance, reliable servers designed to help you grow and scale your business quickly and easily. With industry-leading SLAs and 24x7x365 Fanatical Support, Virtual Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack are a smart choice for your cloud computing needs.

 Hybrid cloud services

Sometimes the best infrastructure for a site or app requires both cloud and dedicated environments. That’s why we’ve created a true hybrid cloud environment with multi-cloud flexibility, so you can connect dedicated hosting to the private and public clouds of your choice — such as AWS, Microsoft, OpenStack®, and VMware® to create the best fit for your specific needs.


  • Run workloads where they perform best
  • Maintain security and high performance for business critical apps and data
  • Reduce IT costs and improve network efficiency
  • Multi-cloud scalability to AWS, Microsoft Azure, or OpenStack

 The Success Story in Cloud Technology- ‘Kalibrate’

 Business- Next generation Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for fuel and convenience retail performance management

 Challenges- To bring two different sides of the business together (data and location intelligence), to achieve a full and seamless eco-system through advanced technology and integration

 Outcome- Rackspace’s team of experts incorporated Microsoft Hyper-V technologies and the Microsoft Azure Pack, plus VMware virtualization to achieve a fully customized, best of breed architecture for the innovative platform

 Honored Moments- 2017

 May 10 2017- Rackspace joins Google.org to Launch Hispanic Impact Fund

 May 9 2017- Rackspace Ranks #2 on Forbes Lists of Best Midsize Employers 2017

 March 9- Rackspace Ranks among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

 January 25- Rackspace Named One of Texas’ Best Workplaces

 January 18- Rackspace Scores Spot on Fortune’s Best Tech Workplaces 2017

 Recognize the Architect

 Jeff Cotten, CEO: Jeff Cotten serves as president and interim CEO of Rackspace, and is responsible for executing the company’s vision and strategy. A native of Dallas, Jeff began his career at EDS where he managed the company’s relationship with one of its 50 largest clients for more than 10 years. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in engineering management from Southern Methodist University. He is an innovator, author and contributor to seven patents. Previously, Jeff oversaw three key areas of the business: global sales, international operations and our fastest-growing product lines, including Fanatical Support for Amazon Web Services (FAWS), Rackspace Managed Security and our support for customers who use complex ecommerce and content-management solutions.

 "With our portfolio of public cloud, private cloud and dedicated hardware—plus RackConnect unique technology that connects it all together—you’ll get an end-to-end solution, without the hassle, our of having to build and manage it”