Rackspace Realizes Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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SAN ANTONIO, TX: Cloud computing service providerRackspace has recently achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency within the AWS Partner Competency Program. As a result of this association, Rackspace will provide 24x7 operational supports through Fanatical Support for AWS architects and engineers as well as customers.

Rackspace DevOps expertise assists customers improve the agility of the software deployments and accompanying operational processes. The Aviator service user gets live support for native AWS DevOps tools such as AWS OpsWorks, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeCommit. Furthermore, Rackspace engineers can use a range of third-party DevOps tools, including Chef, SaltStack, and Ansible to help customers with their preferred DevOps toolset. "Rackspace has been active in DevOps practices since 2012, working to help customers increase speed and consistency in their operations. We are excited to be recognized by AWS and to apply our knowledge to customers working on the AWS platform," says Chris Cochran, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AWS, Rackspace.

AWS offers a broad set of flexible services ranging from development to deployment, provisioning, and management. These services can be easily integrated with third-party tools to configure an end-to-end solution as per the client requirement. The AWS services are designed to simplify provisioning and management of client infrastructure and applications, code deployment, and automating software release process. With these services, user can quickly build their cloud infrastructure, deploy applications to any instance, or can create complex applications on AWS. "Not all customers start with a high degree of expertise in DevOps area, but Rackspace can help these businesses continually improve their efficiency with running apps in the cloud," adds Cochran.