(The Hosting News) – Rackspace Hosting’s hybrid cloud service RackConnect just received an upgrade. On Tuesday, the web host announced an expansion of features for the solution.
The company offers the RackConnect to businesses ranging in size from small and medium to enterprise.
The solution itself provides for an easier connection to the company’s cloud service. Specifics include connecting to the cloud via a VPN tunnel, letting users add servers to their load balancer, management, and more.
Meanwhile, new features include further options such as hybrid, further security through configuration, and further automation, specifically allowing for automatic server provisioning. Rackspace’s RackConnect solution has been around since late last year.
Commenting on the matter in a company press release, Rackspace CTO John Engates stated, “RackConnect has proven to be a high impact product that is facilitating the adoption of cloud services across the board. We have seen significant growth in the adoption of RackConnect over the past year, particularly for those customers that are existing hybrid customers.”
“RackConnect helps facilitate the adoption of cloud by our customers, including many enterprise companies, while giving them an easy-to-use product that is affordable and allows for automation. We are seeing the market react positively to the availability of a product that gives customers a hybrid computing solution, which allows them to use cloud and dedicated computing together more seamlessly. In fact, many of our more technically sophisticated customers are using RackConnect as a part of their computing architecture today,” he continued.
As a hosting provider, RackSpace specializes in cloud, colocation, email hosting, and more. The company’s services operate from data centers located mostly throughout North America in locations such as Dallas, Chicago, San Antonio, and more. However, the company also has facilities in the United Kingdom and Asia.
Just Monday, Rackspace revealed a private edition of their cloud hosting solution. For more information on Rackspace, visit:http://www.rackspace.com/