Rackspace launches integrated software and hardware OpenStack solution for any data center. TechCrunch. April 7th. Enterprises and mid-market organizations that want to move to OpenStack for their private cloud deployments will now be able to have Rackspace build, monitor and manage their OpenStack clouds from the hardware up to the software stack. Rackspace will set up the necessary hardware (which includes at minimum a networking and either a storage or compute cabinet) according to the same specs the company uses to build its own data centers. Its employees will manage all the aspects of the deployments and help on-board customers to their new clouds. Rackspace offers a 99.99 percent uptime SLA for these customers.
Rackspace achieves AWS DevOps competency. ARN. April 15th. Managed Cloud company, Rackspace, has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps competency as part of the AWS Partner Competency Program. The program recognizes members of the AWS Partner Network who have completed a third-party audit demonstrating their expertise in DevOps practices, tools and customer success. Rackspace customers will be able to access this expertise as well as 24×7 operational support through Fanatical Support for AWS architects and engineers.
Rackspace hit by outage. The Register. April 20th. Rackspace’s Hosted Exchange 2007 platform has been hit by an outage. The problem began at 5am UK time and was flagged as a “system disruption” at the time of writing. One customer got in touch to report that no ETA of service resumption had yet been given.