Rackspace expands professional Service Blocks portfolio to keep pace with AWS

Rackspace updates its Service Blocks portfolio to help its customers enable cloud services on Amazon Web Services. (Pixabay)

In order to help business keep pace with Amazon Web Services' innovations, Rackspace announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its Service Blocks portfolio.

\With the advent of new services and applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), IoT and serverless computing, businesses are facing additional challenges. While large enterprises have the in-house IT professionals to enable new services and features on AWS, Rackspace is helping businesses that don't have that expertise accelerate their cloud adoptions.

Service Block Patterns streamline customers’ adoption of AWS by consolidating expertise across infrastructure, applications, data, strategy and integration.

“Our customers need deep AWS expertise that helps them develop, deploy, and integrate the latest applications, improve and secure their infrastructure, and ultimately make the most of what AWS has to offer so that they can move their businesses forward,” said Rackspace's Matt Stoyka, chief relationship officer, in a statement. “Our enhancement of Rackspace Service Blocks bridges the skills gap faced by customers who are quickly maturing on AWS.”

Rackspace's expertise is distilled into solution roadmaps designed to help customers deploy three key types of solutions:

• Container services – A combination of professional services, managed cloud and advanced Kubernetes management service Blocks, this offering helps customers outline their container strategies, build containerized applications and transition them into ongoing management.

• Hybrid transformation with VMware Cloud on AWS – A grouping of managed and professional services designed to provide customers with the tools and expertise needed to make a smooth transition to hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS.

• Data modernization – This configuration helps customers streamline analytics processes, uncover deficiencies within processes and derive meaning from data to enable better data-driven business decisions and serve their customers with accurate and timely data.

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