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Introduction

Rackspace was founded in 1998. In the 20 years since, it has evolved from a managed hosting provider into a cloud services provider, focusing on managed cloud, both public and private.

Highlights

  • Years of experience running its own and other companies' clouds in its data centers have honed Rackspace’s managed services skills. As it looks to deliver a mix of services to larger midmarket European customers, it is moving into a new competitive landscape.

Features and Benefits

  • Helps customers understand how acquisitions and shifting attitudes to public cloud are changing the shape of a well-known IT services provider.
  • Find out what capabilities Rackspace has for helping enterprises adapt to a new world of hybrid IT environments.

Key questions answered

  • How can Rackspace secure its position as a provider of managed IT services for the next 20 years?
  • Why should midsize European enterprises consider Rackspace to help manage their multi-cloud needs?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Rackspace has had to evolve with the market to stay relevant
  • Acquisitions have helped Rackspace cover all the cloud bases
  • Managed cloud services mean more than Fanatical Support

Appendix

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