Rackspace offers free cloud hosting resources for COVID-19 responders

rack space offer Free OpenStack public cloud hosting resources for organizations participating in COVID-19 relief efforts, according to a page on the company’s website. The provider has pledged to provide $10 million in free cloud hosting resources to COVID-19 responders over the next six months to help them fight the virus.

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Rackspace is a cloud security solution provider and managed cloud service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. They offer management capabilities for public, private, hybrid, and multicloud deployments based on customer needs and current cloud solutions. Although Rackspace has been around since 1999, they only started offering managed cloud services in 2015; despite this, Gartner positioned them as a Leader in their 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide.

The company restricts access to its free OpenStack cloud hosting resources to businesses battling the spread of COVID-19 and needing a massive amount of computing resources. This includes pharmaceutical and scientific research, healthcare, education, and non-profit organizations. Rackspace is also offering six months of free access to Microsoft Teams to its current customers, allowing users to stay in touch with colleagues and partners.

In a corporate letter sent to customers, Rackspace Chief Solutions Officer Matt Stoyka said, “Our team is here to help. Whatever your needs, you have Rackspace firmly behind you. Our commitment to our customers and our community has never been stronger. We will leverage our commitment to providing Fanatical Experience™ to assist you in any way we can, and we will continue to research additional resources and fallback options.

Learn more about Rackspace’s COVID-19 response here.

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