Rackspace operates two data centers in the Northern Virginia region, 1 of which is located in Ashburn Virginia (IAD2).
Rackspace delivers enterprise-class hybrid cloud infrastructures to businesses of all sizes. Rackspace started in 1998 and is based in San Antonio, TX. It has since expanded to a total of 9 data centers, 5 of which are located in the United States, with over 200,000 customers and 4,800 employees. One of the core offerings from Rackspace is their managed colocation services.
Rackspace data centers boast a bevy of features that make it an attractive option for a businesses’ colocation needs. It starts with physical security, where all Rackspace data centers have keycard protocols, biometric scanning protocols and 24×7 interior and exterior surveillance. Every Rackspace data center employee also goes through multiple rounds of background checks before they are hired.
Rackspace data centers also have highly controlled environments. Its HVAC systems are N+1 redundant and its fire suppression systems are designed to stop fires from spreading in the unlikely event one should occur. Power supply is also closely monitored, and its Uninterruptible Power Supply is N+1 redundant, with instantaneous failover if the main UPS fails. If power outage occurs at the local utility, routinely tested on site diesel generators can run indefinitely. Certified Network Technicians are trained and thoroughly experienced in managing enterprise level networks.
In additional to their colocation services, Rackspace has a suite of other product offerings including enterprise cloud services, advisory services, professional services migration services and security and compliance. Rackspace also offers a slew of hosting services including automatic app deployments, cloud media hosting, disaster recovery planning as well as testing and development.
All of these services are backed by Rackspaces’ Fanatical Support guarantee. This includes direct, immediate access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year support, deep expertise, flexibility, responsiveness and strong Service Level Agreements, which guarantees 100% up time.
Rackspace – Ashburn Data Center (IAD2) Highlights
- Biometric scanning protocols
- Round the clock interior and exterior surveillance monitoring
- N+1 redundant HVAC systems
- N+1 redundant UPS systems
- Certified network and security teams
- Advanced fire suppression system
- Close proximity to Washington D.C. metro area, and multiple airports.