migration, management and optimisation solution reduces operational costs and
time to market for customers.
Rackspace has announced the launch of Rackspace Managed
Database Services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), a suite of services designed
to accelerate customers’ ability to leverage adoption of Amazon Aurora, Amazon
Redshift, AWS Glue and Amazon Athena.
As an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner
with nearly 20 years of experience managing complex database environments,
Rackspace has developed an end-to-end data management service designed to help
customers architect, integrate, and optimise their environments with the
relational database management system, data warehouse, and serverless services
Rackspace Managed Database Services for AWS helps customers
prepare, load, and query vast sets of data more efficiently and effectively,
while reducing operational costs and time to market.
This new offering is the latest example of how Rackspace is
fulfilling its strategy to deliver modern IT as a service for its customers by
offering unbiased expertise, a rich portfolio of cloud solutions, together with
industry recognised Fanatical ExperienceTM.
Recent research suggests that 90% of the data in the world generated in the last two years alone.
As the proliferation of data continues, many growing businesses are faced with
new considerations as they continue to build a digital operating environment
with evolving data requirements.
Businesses are looking for solutions and services to help
them migrate, modernise, store, manage, and analyse a variety of datasets
growing at an ever-increasing pace.
AWS has built a proven suite of data services designed to
provide customers with high performing and pay-as-you-go databases, fast and
scalable data warehouses, flexible storage options and enhanced data analytic
capabilities. However, many businesses lack the internal resources and
expertise needed to implement and manage these services effectively.
“Rackspace has been managing a wide range of databases for
decades, and we’re in a unique position to apply our deep expertise to help
customers optimise and accelerate their use of Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift,
AWS Glue, and Amazon Athena,” says Nick Henry, senior director, managed public
services, EMEA. “AWS is continually enhancing its data services, and customers
look to us for help designing and implementing these AWS capabilities and
The Rackspace end-to-end data management service builds on
the company’s next generation, value added services for public cloud customers.
This offering addresses customers’ key considerations by providing a modular
approach with support in several important areas, including:
• Full Lifecycle
Management – Provides support for migration, implementation, administration,
and optimisation of data to allow customers to focus more time and resources on
their business, while leveraging these cloud-native data technologies.
• Enhanced Data
Analytic Capabilities – Delivers support for leading AWS data and business
intelligence management services, while also providing ongoing management for
flexible, scalable cloud analytics already on AWS.
Pricing – Rackspace services are provided in a modular approach to allow
customers to consume the appropriate services at any point in their cloud
journey and create customised solutions that enhance their use of AWS’ suite of
“Helping our customers manage their data and analyse it in a
way that helps them innovate and drive their business forward is a priority for
us,” adds Anurag Gupta, vice president, Analytics, Aurora, and RDS, Amazon Web
Services, Inc. “We’re excited to be working together with Rackspace to deliver
greater data management capabilities and a stronger overall experience for our
Rackspace Managed Database Services for AWS is available now
to customers in all AWS regions.