Microsoft today announced that Rackspace now supports the Microsoft Cloud Platform, which includes Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server, and Azure Pack, in all of its U.S. data centers and that they have joined their Cloud OS Network.
“As demand for cloud solutions continues to grow at a blistering pace, it is important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s why we work closely with our hosting partners, like Rackspace, to deliver flexible solutions that combine Microsoft technologies with their expertise and services, allowing customers to choose their own roadmaps that best fit their business needs,” said Marco Limena, vice president of Hosting Service Providers at Microsoft.
In his blog post about the announcement, Jeff DeVerter of Rackspace said the following about this announcement,
Offering and supporting Microsoft’s cloud platform is a key component of our Managed Cloud strategy. We’ve learned that our customers desire a cloud that truly works for them. In some cases that means our OpenStack-powered Rackspace Private Cloud, and in others it means with Microsoft technology. Today we offer you a choice, and both come backed by Fanatical Support, by Rackers who are ready to make your cloud work for you.