Rackspace Kick-starts Fanatical Support Expansion for Microsoft Azure

The expansion of its fanatical support service will be unlimited and it will cover the regions like UK, DACH and Benelux with two new services named Navigator and Aviator.

RackspaceGreatResponder.com  Rackspace a public cloud company announces the expansion of its fanatical support for Microsoft Azure. Although both the companies are competing in the same business, but they are also partners for a long time.

The Fanatical Support was earlier accessible in US markets, while the extension puts the Azure service in a row with its other offerings like Amazon Web Services. The Navigator service presents access to tools and automation, whereas Aviator does the similar, and additionally offers a fully-managed Azure practice, providing improved man-hours, custom architectural design and all-year support, as well as performing environment build and deployment activities.

“Our launch of this offering marked an important expansion of our strategy to offer the world’s best expertise and service on industry-leading technologies, and is a natural progression of our 14-year relationship with Microsoft” said Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technologist for Microsoft Technology at Rackspace.

“It’s been nearly a year since Rackspace announced Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure, which we launched to assist customers who want to run IaaS workloads on the powerful Azure cloud, but prefer not to architect, secure and operate them first-hand. In addition to this expanded footprint, our service offerings are growing to include many of the Platform-as-a-Service features in Azure utilized by modern cloud applications” he said.

The two service levels within Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure, Navigator and Aviator, extent the migration, architecture, security and operations needs companies have today. These service levels will permit us to address the requirements of two different client groups:

For companies concerned with infrastructure support for their Azure environment, the Navigator level presents access to tools and automation capturing the best practice information of Azure architects and engineers, as well as on-demand access to those experts as needed.

Aviator expands the benefits of Navigator to a fully-managed Azure experience, providing improved application of human knowledge, fully-custom architectural design and 24x7x365 operational support, in addition extra tooling integrating best practices for your Azure environment.

The Aviator is a service for clients who want a more complete support experience, together with the guest virtual machine organization. At this level, Rackspace will perform environment, build and deployment activities in addition to ongoing management of virtual machines that includes monitoring, patching, troubleshooting and antivirus.

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Rackspace, Cloud Computing Service Provider Company Maintains Substantial Business Growth in Q2

The increase in the revenue of giant cloud computing service provider for Q2 boasted the share value by 16 percent with net income of $22 million.

rackspaceGREATRESPONDER.COM – Rackspace, the provider of cloud computing based services announced its financial details for the second quarter of the current fiscal year on Monday, August 11, 2014. According to the announcement made by the giant provider of cloud computing services, the net income for the second quarter soared to $22 million, which is higher than the earnings of the previous quarter. The net revenue of the company contributes as much as 16% of growth in per share of the company.

It was further announced in the official statement of the company that, the Non-GAAP earnings of the company were recorded at 16% per share. This ratio was calculated on total revenue of $441 million. The company further announced that the number of its cloud computing based servers has increased from 106,229 to 107,657 with more than 1400 increase as compared to the previous quarter.

In his official statement, the CEO of the Company Mr. Graham Weston said, “We added thousands of new customers, including one of our largest ever, and we saw solid growth from existing customers like Under Armour, SunPower and Alex and Ani. We generated a company record $20 million in incremental revenue in the quarter and revenue per server was an all time high. Total revenue grew 4.3 percent on a constant currency basis, which was the highest rate of growth that we’ve generated since the fourth quarter of 2012.”

It was also informed through the official statement that the launch of OnMetal Cloud Servers and the next steps for the Object Rockets for MongoDB database were the key contributors to this substantial growth of the company revenue.

While talking about the increase in human resources and other resources of the company, it was maintained that company’s employee’s count was also up by about 55 persons. The total count of current employee strength stands at 5,798.

This is important to note that Wall Street estimated the total earning of the Rackspace at about $436.91 million in revenue with an increase of 16% in each share of the company. But, company recorded a bit more than that expected targets of the company revenue.

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Rackspace Cloud Hosting Provider Company Launches ‘Linux for Ladies’ Training Program

Rackspace Cloud Hosting Provider Company Launches ‘Linux for Ladies’ Training Program

Rackspace Cloud Hosting Provider Company Launches ‘Linux for Ladies’ Training Program

The purpose of this project is two pronged, to strengthen the availability of trained resources, and help the ladies to make their strong way into the domain of cloud hosting technology.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced by the Rackspace cloud hosting provider at an event named as ‘Women in Networking’ last weekend that it is going to launch a training program that focuses on the ladies human resources to train them for getting jobs in the domain of cloud hosting and networking technologies.

Talking about the details, the company further elaborated that this program will be started from the first week of June 2014 and will continue for eight weeks without any interruption. The timings of the training course will be from 8:30 AM to 05:00 PM during the weekdays – Monday through Friday. It was further explained that the ladies with at least a high school diploma and 18 years or above of age are eligible for this program. Applicants are also required to have CompTIA network plus certificate to participate this program.

The diversity program manager at Rackspace further said, “We are trying rigorously to strengthen the presence of women in this highly paid domain of jobs. This program will not only focus on the strengthening the women workforce in cloud hosting technology, but also to make sure that a sufficient technical human resource needed in the cloud marketplace is available for the industry”. He further added that “the average national salary of a Linux System Administrator (I) is very competitive at as much as $57000 and for seniors the average is even higher. This training program will help ladies get jobs in this highly paid area of jobs.

Meanwhile, the Rackspace cloud hosting announced 20 scholarships for women, these 20 scholarships will be based on the merit basis. The successful candidates for these scholarships will get training without any fee.

It is very important to note that Rackspace has already successfully completed such training project about one year back. That program was also run at Rackspace Open Cloud Academy in Weston Center, San Antonio.

According to the operations manager at Rackspace Academy, Mr. Deborah Carter, “The Rackspace hired as many as 31 graduates of the previous training program, in which 110 candidates were successful to get their graduation certificates.”

It is anticipated that a substantial number of lady graduates of this program will also get jobs in the Rackspace company.

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