Waltham, Mass. – Sanbolic®, the market leader in data management, today announced that its recently released AppCluster with added public cloud support is now available to customers on the public cloud of Rackspace® Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company.
Sanbolic’s AppCluster with public cloud support will enable Rackspace customers to create new and/or migrate existing SQL Server clusters to the Rackspace public cloud. In doing so, it will significantly reduce the cost and complexity of managing SQL Server clusters, as well as dramatically increase management control, application agility, availability, scalability, performance, protection and security. For any organization – regardless of size, the new Sanbolic service enables them to delegate highly necessary, yet tedious and non-revenue generating tasks, in order to re-focus the highly valuable time and expertise of their IT organization on activities that directly contribute to the bottom-line, speed time-to-market and increase competitive advantage. For young, rapidly growing business organizations, the new service allows them to quickly and affordably access enterprise-class IT infrastructure, which was previously beyond their reach from both an operational and capital expense perspective – thereby helping to level the playing field between their company and larger more established competitors.
“We provide customers with enterprise-class hosting services to help them meet and exceed their business and IT goals. To do so, we must provide them with the most advanced, innovative and trustworthy solutions, while delivering Fanatical Support®,” said Christopher Rajiah, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Rackspace. “We are excited to collaborate with Sanbolic to allow them to make the AppCluster solution available to customers. This effort will enable existing and future SQL Server users to confidently move this area of their IT infrastructure into the cloud to dramatically lower the associated costs and management burden, while enjoining high availability and on-demand scalability.”
“While increasingly prevalent, Microsoft SQL Server presents virtually unavoidable problems including SQL Server sprawl and the associated management complexity, low resource utilization and escalating increases in expense. Moreover, highly available SQL Server clusters continue to be painful to configure and administer – especially from a storage viewpoint,” said Momchil “Memo” Michailov, CEO and Co-Founder, Sanbolic. “By combining the strength of Sanbolic’s AppCluster with Rackspace’s uncompromising service and support, customers will have the ability to easily, securely and affordably access a comprehensive end-to-end solution for creating and managing highly available SQL Server clusters in the public cloud.”