Managed cloud hosting company Rackspace have added bare-metal functionality to their suite of products by adding six new bare metal instances. With this expansion, Rackspace aims to provide a wide range of services for customers seeking flexibility and automation options in their non-cloud environments.
According to Rackspace, organizations are always on the lookout for better solutions that fit their IT and application needs. They also say that enterprises aim to simplify migration of workloads outside their data centers.
In order to meet these demands, Rackspace say that they have added BMaaS (Bare-Metal-as-a-Service) functionality to their suite of products and services. They also claim that customers who use bare metal instances can avail these services on-demand, reducing the time to deliver.
Rackspace claim that their BMaaS offering is designed by keeping performance at the fore. They also claim that the services provided by these bare metal instances include- access to physical and virtual firewalls with load balancers, additional storage and better networking capabilities.
Speaking about thr addition of new BMaaS functionality, Henry Tran, General Manager of Managed Hosting, Rackspace, commented:
Rackspace is expanding its leadership position by giving customers more choice of technology that best fits their infrastructure and application needs. Due to the predictability of performance, there are workloads best-fit to run in Managed Hosting’s physically isolated single-tenant environment.
Bare Metal as a Service brings much-needed flexibility to Managed Hosting such as on-demand provisioning and utility pricing while retaining its strongest features: predictable performance and reliability. Our customers now have the best of both worlds as they seek to modernize their IT.