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Rackspace and Armor have announced that they will work together to deliver better security for hybrid cloud environments. To this end, Armor Anywhere will be integrated into Rackspace’s security services portfolio, for large private and hyperscale public clouds.

Armor is a global provider of cloud security as-a-service solutions. The company’s portfolio includes the Armor Anywhere platform, which consists of multiple detection tools, deployed through a software component in a customer’s IT environment.

Armor Anywhere then collects and analyzes millions of events and logs from various networks and cloud native tools. This is used to produce enriched and coherent data.

So, this platform is now being integrated into Rackspace’s portfolio. It also transfers enriched and cohesive data to the company’s security experts, so they can use it for their security tasks.

Available in 2020

Rackspace itself also offers a range of security and compliance services, focused on the major private and hyperscale public clouds. These services include a Security Operations Center (SOC), which includes proactive threat detection and response services.

“Rackspace’s security services, combined with Armor Anywhere’s powerful detection and analysis capabilities, provide our customers with a high-quality security solution focused on hybrid cloud security,” said Vikas Gurugunti, EVP and GM of Rackspace Solutions and Services.

The integration of Armor Anywhere into Rackspace’s portfolio will be available from 2020.

Hybrid cloud management

Rackspace also launched new services to manage and modernize the hybrid cloud in August. These include Managed VMware Cloud on AWS, which allows the use of VMware HCX and Managed Guest OS Services for VMware Cloud on AWS workloads.

The company also presented managed Kubernetes and container services, which allow users to build containers into their cloud strategies. Rackspace will also be linking its own engineers to in-house business IT teams, to provide advanced cloud-native support.

Rackspace further announced an Integration and API Management Assessment service to evaluate the integration of apps and data.