Cloud database platforms

Rackspace Database Management solutions support and provide managed services for the following platforms:

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Multiple hosted private clouds
  • Dedicated environments in one of Rackspace’s global data centers
  • Dedicated and cloud-based VMWare virtualized environments or hybrid cloud solutions

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) database management services enable clients to quickly leverage cloud database services on a managed database platform. During the engagement process, a consultation phase takes place to design an appropriate solution that combines AWS and Rackspace Managed Services to meet both business and technical requirements. Rackspace’s management tools facilitate data protection and restore operations. Rackspace deploys and maintains a client’s database, and manages the environment, including installations, patches, upgrades, and data backup.

The Rackspace approach considers client-specific requirements when guiding their journey to the cloud and utilizes the following AWS databases and services:

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), including Aurora
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon DynamoDB

Rackspace employs numerous tools to optimize these services including the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT), the AWS Database Migration Service, and more.

Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a web service that facilitates deploying, operating, and scaling a relational database in the AWS cloud. The AWS RDS system provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity and database management tasks. Rackspace solution architects and the Database Management team help design and manage databases deployed in this manner for clients with a best-practice approach for security, architecture, and read/write requirements. Rackspace supports AWS RDS deployed with MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Aurora, and PostgreSQL—all with the stack of database engines, compute, scale, and storage. RDS enables HA designs with Multi-AZ Deployment and read replicas that can enhance the availability and scale of solutions. Rackspace assists clients in determining a solution that meets their requirements.

Rackspace is an Amazon RDS Migration Partner.

Microsoft Azure

As a Microsoft Partner and provider of managed services for Azure, Rackspace is in a unique position to meet client needs in deploying databases on the Microsoft Azure platform. The Azure SQL Database service provides a relational database as a service with scalability, high availability with SLAs, data protection, replication, and restoration services. A wide variety of use cases are met with the service, whether for applications built on .NET, or for combining the Azure cloud database with on-premises, dedicated hardware. Rackspace database services for Azure supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2016.