Datapipe vs Rackspace
Last updated: May 18, 2018
Datapipe architects, deploys and manages multi-platform hybrid IT solutions for the enterprise, including traditional IT, public, private and hybrid clouds. Datapipe delivers operational excellence globally, through a team of experienced professionals, best of breed IT management applications and next generation data centers.
Rackspace Cloud offers four alternative hosting products: Cloud Servers for on-demand computing power; Cloud Sites for robust web hosting; Cloud Load Balancers for easy, on-demand load balancing and high availability; and Cloud Files for elastic online file storage and CDN.Rackspace Cloud hosting customers never need to worry about buying new hardware to meet increasing traffic demands or huge traffic spikes.
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2017 - Rackspace acquires multi-platform hybrid IT management solution Datapipe
Rackspace to acquire Datapipe, one of its largest competitors in the managed public and private cloud services business. While Datapipe has been extremely successful in the enterprise and with government customers, Rackspace has traditionally focused more on the mid-market segment. The two companies didn’t typically compete on every deal and he stressed that even their product portfolios are quite different, too. While Rackspace could have gained similar technical capabilities by making a number of smaller acquisitions, that process would have taken much longer and wouldn’t necessarily have given Rackspace access to the kind of customers that Datapipe currently works with. Those customers include a large number of large public-sector companies, but also the U.S. departments of defense, energy and justice, in addition to the U.K.’s cabinet office, ministry of justice and department of transportation.
2015 - Managed service provider Datapipe acquired IaaS platform GoGrid to catch up with Rackspace
Managed service provider Datapipe is buying GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service vendor that has been morphing into a big data specialist.GoGrid, with its big data expertise — it recently partnered with Cloudera to accelerate enterprise Hadoop deployments — will boost Datapipe’s quest to become a global provider of managed services across workload types, Datapipe CMO Craig Sowell said in an interview. By buying GoGrid, Datapipe also adds new data center coverage in San Francisco and Amsterdam to its roster, which already includes data center presence in Shanghai; Iceland, London; Singapore; and 8 other U.S. locations.