Rackspace dismisses 200 employees worldwide

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Rackspace has announced that it has dismissed 200 workers last week. This represents 3 percent of its global workforce of 6,600 employees. According to the company itself, the redundancies are part of a reassessment, in which it tries to find employees who are better suited to the right business strategy.

The company is still “stable and profitable”, says a spokesman to TechCrunch. In 2018, the company hired 1,500 people and currently there are 200 vacancies. “We continue to invest in our business based on market opportunities and the demands of our customers. We take action in some areas where we have invested too much, and employ people in other areas where we have invested too little.”

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In the past, Rackspace struggled to get into the cloud market dominated by giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google. However, according to Synergy Research, it is one of the top three companies in the Hosted Private Cloud category. The largest company in this category is IBM.

Last month, Rackspace launched a new solution for hybrid cloud users. It was the Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution, which was developed in collaboration with Pure Storage. The solution combines Pure Storage’s storage technology and partner programme with Rackspace’s managed services and hybrid IT expertise.

In January, an important extension of Rackspace’s managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS) also appeared. That was a suite of services designed to help companies adopt Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue and Amazon Athena. Customers should be able to prepare, load and search datasets quickly and easily with the service. In addition, the operational costs and time to market must be reduced.

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