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EdgeConneX and Rackspace announce hybrid cloud partnership

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EdgeConneX is partnering with Rackspace to deliver enterprise cloud solutions on its data centre platform.

The edge-based cloud partnership will focus on expanding EdgeConneX migration choices, with options ranging from dedicated bare metal environments to variable hybrid cloud and multi-cloud solutions. EdgeConneX can connect to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle, with multi-cloud scalability from the likes of Megaport, Telia, PacketFabric and Comcast.

“Enterprises are running an increasing number of applications, across multiple locations, and those applications have become increasingly more complex and critical to their business success,” said Lisa McLin (pictured), VP of channel sales and channel chief at Rackspace. “As part of the growing digital transformation trend, enterprise customers are asking for hybrid solutions delivered as a service and as close to their end-user customers as possible to ensure the best possible experience. As a premier edge data centre provider with a longstanding philosophy of bringing the edge to its customers, partnering with EdgeConneX was a natural fit.”

The partnership will also allow the platform to connect to hyperlocal and hyperscale facilities in over 30 markets worldwide. Rackspace will also provide pay-as-you-go private cloud services, along with managed hosting, data and applications from Oracle and SAP.

Phillip Marangella, EdgeConneX’s chief marketing officer, said: “Our collaboration helps bring a faster, easier and more economical path to cloud migration for enterprises by bringing the cloud to the customer through local access to the most proximate, flexible, secure and scalable cloud solutions with the ability to support any deployment type from any cloud service provider yet optimized and managed by Rackspace.”

EdgeConneX’s expansion of its data centre capabilities led it to acquire a facility in Munich at the start of the year.