Managed cloud computing company Rackspace has entered into a partnership with co-location provider Switch in a bid to allow customers to create hybrid cloud environments. As per the terms of the alliance, Rackspace will grow their global footprint by gaining access to Switch’s customers, providing them with cloud services.
According to Rackspace, customers believe in leveraging hybrid cloud environments by having on-premise and cloud infrastructure. They also say that with this alliance, Rackspace will simplify consumption of complex platforms for Switch’s customers.
Speaking about the alliance, Joe Eazar, CEO at Rackspace, commented:
We see customers running more and more applications, and increasingly complex ones, on multiple IT platforms.
As part of a customer’s digital transformation, they are asking us for hybrid solutions delivered as a service in their corporate data centers or in colocation facilities like the highly secure Tier 5® Platinum data centers that Switch operates. We’re excited that our collaboration will enable Rackspace and Switch to serve that customer need.
Rackspace say that they manage public cloud services for Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services and Oracle. They also added that Switch’s customers can access these services through ‘Switch Super-Loop’ which provides low latency connectivity between its data center campuses and interconnectivity hubs.
Explaining the benefit promised by the alliance, Rob Roy, Founder and CEO of Switch, commented:
Today, we are making it easier for customers with complex needs to have highly secure, reliable, and easy-to-use solutions. Rackspace offers a holistic IT portfolio across managed public clouds, private clouds, and managed data, applications and security.
It pulls together technology in a way that no other company can, and it does so wherever it makes the most sense for the customer. We’re looking forward to helping customers navigate their digital transformation journey together.