Managed Cloud computing company, RackSpace, is now allowing customers to use OpenStack as a managed service in their location of choice.
By delivering OpenStack as a managed service, Rackspace said the offering looks to help companies adopt private Cloud to simplify compliance, increase performance and improve data sovereignty and security.
The company added that OpenStack has rapidly become a dominant platform for private Cloud, but the cost and complexity of deployment and operation has driven enterprises to desire consumption of OpenStack as a managed service.
“Companies have realised they can free up money and resources for more strategic business investments when they turn their IT capital expenses into operating expenses,” Rackspace general manager and vice-president of OpenStack private Cloud, Darrin Hanson, said.
“When OpenStack is consumed as a managed service, businesses can remove non-core operations, reduce software licensing and minimise infrastructure acquisition and IT operations costs,” he added.