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Rackspace is letting Techzine know about a number of expansions. It concerns new services for managing and modernising hybrid cloud environments.

In the press release, the provider of managed cloud services reports that a Forrester study shows that 74 percent of companies use a hybrid cloud strategy. “We’re in the middle of a major hybrid cloud movement with more than $1 trillion in spending on cloud and associated IT services,” said Vikas Gurungunti, EVP and GM of Solutions & Services at Rackspace.

This growth is a reason for Rackspace to respond even more to the hybrid cloud. The new services should therefore help companies to work more easily in the hybrid cloud. Gurungunti indicates that the services supported by the Service Blocks framework provide customers with the necessary expertise to navigate through their hybrid cloud. He cites as examples the determination of their cloud objectives to transform and secure application environments with the help of containers and cloud native technologies.

Five new hybrid cloud support services

Five new services have been announced. Managed VMware Cloud on AWS is a service for using VMware HCX and Managed Guest OS Services for VMware Cloud on AWS workloads. Later on Managed External Storage will be added. In addition, the company will offer managed Kubernetes and container services to enable users to build containers into their cloud strategies. In addition, there is advanced cloud native support, through collaboration between Rackspace engineers and in-house business IT teams.

Proactive Detection and Response and Compliance Services services for the use of Rackspace Managed Security (RMS) Service Blocks on VMware private clouds will also be supported. The last of the announcements will be Integration and API Management Assessment, a service for evaluating the integration of apps and data across the entire organisation in question.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.