Rackspace makes Service Blocks subscriptions available

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Rackspace has made its Service Blocks subscription packages available in the EMEA region. The service was launched last year in the United States.

With Service Blocks it is possible to set up your own stack service, writes The Register. Users can choose from a combination of public cloud services offered by the company. In addition, the company offers cloud services from AWS, Google Cloud, Azure and Alibaba.

Customize packages

Service Blocks cannot only contain infrastructure and management. They may also include consulting. Rackspace claims to have over 3,000 certified cloud people ready to support issues such as migration, Kubernetes and serverless computing.

With the packages it is possible to add, remove and modify individual blocks. For example, there is a package called Cloud Foundation, which is aimed at hosting apps. The Tooling suite focuses on automation and reporting tools, and Manage and Operate lets Rackspace manage the apps.

Rackspace further promises that the separate services will include joint ticketing, monitoring, alerts and account management. In addition, the cost structure will be simplified by having all services in a consolidated account.

Brand Update

Rackspace celebrated its twentieth anniversary in March, immediately updating its brand, positioning and logo. The company wanted to emphasize its desire to be a modern IT-as-a-Service company.

From now on, the logo will only be written in small letters. Also, the motto has changed from fanatical support to fanatical experience. In addition, the company expressed its desire to be an unbiased cloud provider.

Rackspace used to try to compete with other public cloud providers, such as AWS and Azure. However, the company saw a series of management changes, after which it became a company that manages various cloud services for other companies. The company also announced in March that it would continue to focus on optimising the cost of deploying the cloud to help businesses find the “right destination and right public cloud” for a “price and performance that suits them”.

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.