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Rackspace and Pure Storage Collaborate on Cloud Storage Offering

The new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution is designed to help businesses migrate mission-critical disaster recovery, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and machine learning workloads to the cloud without sacrificing performance or availability. By ChannelPro

Rackspace has announced an alliance with Pure Storage on the launch of a new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution. Aimed at accelerating the value of customers’ hybrid-cloud environments, the collaboration makes Rackspace the largest global managed service provider member of the Pure Partner Program.

The Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution is optimized to provide customers with access to their storage, hybrid-cloud connectivity, and low latency for workloads where performance cannot be compromised. Customers can leverage the offering as they progress along their cloud journey to get data portability across multiple platforms and bring products to market faster. The solution is designed to advance Rackspace’s strategy of helping customers get to the cloud and maximize their IT investment by allowing them to migrate mission-critical workloads such as eCommerce, databases, disaster recovery, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Internet of Things to Rackspace’s infrastructure, while maintaining performance and availability.

“This partnership is allowing us to bring together two big disruptors in the next-gen cloud services and storage industries,” said Prashanth Chandrasekar, senior vice president and general manager at Rackspace, in a press statement. “We’re excited to partner with Pure Storage to bring a fast, high performance solution to market that gives our customers the ability to make progress on their respective hybrid cloud journeys.”

The Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution aims to help customers address a variety of data storage challenges by providing key features and benefits including:

  • Hybrid-Cloud Transformation:With this offering, Rackspace will help customers migrate, secure, and optimize their hybrid-cloud environments.
  • Enterprise Level Security: Pure Storage’s Purity Operating Environment is engineered to provide customers with peace of mind that their data is residing with a trusted partner.

“This collaboration with Rackspace is helping to address a major customer need in the market,” said Jack Hogan, vice president of technology strategy at Pure Storage, in prepared remarks. “Our goal is to help customers unleash the full power of data storage in a way that helps them drive their business forward. The combination of our industry-leading storage technology, the go-to-market support of the Pure Partner Program, and Rackspace’s managed services and hybrid-cloud transformation expertise provide a differentiated, supported solution that empowers customers along their cloud journey.”

The new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution is available now to customers in the U.S., U.K., and APAC. 

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