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Rackspace & Redapt Partner to Deliver Rackspace Private Cloud Computing Edition

Rackspace Hosting® (NYSE: RAX) and Redapt, a top ranking solution provider to companies such as Zynga, Citigroup and Redhat, join together to deliver Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition as a complete infrastructure and support solution. With today’s announcement, Rackspace and Redapt are providing an easy solution for companies needing the consumption model of cloud but the control of private hardware to scale their private cloud infrastructure in an open environment.

“The combination of Redapt and Rackspace enables a customer to have a fully packaged private cloud off the shelf and operationally managed/supported by OpenStack experts – anywhere they choose.”

With a click of the mouse, Redapt will deliver the fully configured, powered by OpenStack hardware that can easily plug-in to the customer’s data center of choice. Prior to delivery, Redapt will do integration, testing and configuration at Redapt MergeCenters(™) in North America and Europe. The hardware will arrive at a customer’s data center of choice in as few as 14 days after ordering, needing only power and network connectivity. On top of Redapt providing the Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition hardware, Rackspace will provide 24x7x365 support and operations assistance from Rackspace Cloud and OpenStack experts helping customers maximize the technology in their data center.

“Other companies and coalitions have solutions that lock in customers, but our complete infrastructure and support solution is open in every way possible making it easier for companies to grow and change their IT needs,” said Jim Curry, general manager of Rackspace Cloud Builders. “The combination of Redapt and Rackspace enables a customer to have a fully packaged private cloud off the shelf and operationally managed/supported by OpenStack experts – anywhere they choose.”

Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition allows companies to have many of the benefits of public clouds but on their terms, anywhere – operated, managed and Fanatically supported by Rackspace.

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