The Channel logo


By | Gavin Clarke 12th November 2014 15:45

Rackspace joins Microsoft's Windows Azure Pack partner army

Like Windows Server? You'll love the whole package

Cloud-flinger Rackspace has joined Microsoft’s new army of cloud service providers.

Rackspace is now running Microsoft’s Cloud Platform at all of its US data centres.

That platform is a marketing wrapper that contains Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Server with the more recent Azure Pack to spin up and run VM-based clouds.

Azure Pack is a management portal, service-management API, service bus, SQL and MySQL and automation for Windows Server 2012 and System Center R2.

Rackspace, which until relatively recently was looking for a buyer, has also become a member of Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network for partners, which launched in late 2013. The network includes more than 100 partners with presence in more than 100 markets with 600-plus local data centres.

The general manager for Microsoft private cloud at Rackspace, Jeff DeVerter, wrote in a blog that the updated capabilities would let customers “focus their IT resources” and “utilize public and private clouds in ways that are best” for their businesses, and would have a single point of management. ®

comment icon Read 1 comment on this article or post a comment alert Send corrections


Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral


STRASBOURG, JUNE 29, 2016: The seat of the European Parliament. by Marco Aprile for shutterstock. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Plan b, image via Shutterstock
EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
Tough question, pic via Shutterstock
Honest mistake with your licensing? Audit police look at it on a 'case by case basis'