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Rackspace challenges AWS, Google, Microsoft with launch of managed Cloud service levels

Nermin Bajric | July 17, 2014
Hosting company introduces two layers of services to differentiate itself on support and pricing

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In addition to its new managed service models, Rackspace has unveiled its developer+ program which provides infrastructure credit for a package of Cloud services for a limited time.

The credit gives developers access to Performance Cloud Server, Cloud Load Balancer, Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Networks, Cloud Backups, Cloud files, Cloud DNS, and built-in 'email-as-a-service'.

According to a company statement, the program is "designed for developers who want to stay fast and lean and focus their engineering talent on building their app, rather than swelling their payroll with engineers who manage IT operations that don't differentiate their business."

Developer+ includes access to public forums, IRC support, online documentation, direct access to Rackspace developers, and a redesigned developer portal.

Developers are eligible to participate in the program, which is scheduled for a late July launch, for up to 12 months before transitioning to either the managed infrastructure or managed operations service levels.

 

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