Rackspace Adds Services to Open Cloud PlatformRackspace is building out its Open Cloud platform by adding Managed and Critical Application Services.
With the company's Critical Application Services package, Rackspace customers can delegate the task of of running "vital applications" with a 100 percent uptime guarantee. The service includes infrastrustcure, performance, and URL monitoring.
The firm's Managed Cloud Services are now available for seven new products that were recently launched as part of the Open Cloud platform. According to Rackspace, the offering provides access to a team "that can help them plan, deploy, and run websites or applications on the Rackspace open cloud."
The Managed Cloud Services are available for the company's OpenStack Cloud Servers and Cloud Databases, OpenStack Cloud Files and Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Backup, as well as Cloud Load Balancers, Cloud DNS and Cloud Networks.
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