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Secure & Enable Your Remote Workforce From Anywhere, Anytime

We are living in unprecedented times working from home with a changing business environment. Businesses who quickly adopt and transform to meet current business needs will become the market winner. Join Rackspace and Microsoft to learn how customers are maximizing and operating their business cost effectively on the cloud using solutions such as Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) to access their IT resources securely, remotely, anytime and anywhere.

In this session, you will learn:

•How to maximize and operating your business whilst working from home
•Customer Use Case overcoming challenges with remote work anywhere solution
•Live Demo of Windows Virtual Desktop
•Optimizing costs of IT during times of uncertainty
•Limited Time Offer: How you can start your WVD Assessment today?
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  • Designing and migrating data and databases to AWS Nov 18 2020 8:00 am UTC 47 mins
    Kyle Jenner, Specialist AWS Architect
    Are you considering migrating your data and databases to the cloud to help improve your operations? Do you need advice on architecting and planning a smooth and seamless migration?

    Then sign up for our webinar on Thursday 21 March at 10am (UK), and learn how moving from proprietary database vendors to open source alternatives on AWS can help increase reliability and improve performance, while also providing backup and DR benefits. We’ll also reveal how you can optimise licensing for Oracle and MS SQL to maximise cost savings in the cloud.

    Our webinar will be hosted by Rackspace specialist AWS architect, Kyle Jenner, who will cover:

    • selecting the right database services in AWS
    • optimising licensing for Oracle and MS SQL databases
    • benefits and approaches to migrating to open source and managed services
    • architecting for backup and DR in highly available solutions

    So, complete the registration form and book your webinar place now. Join us to make the most out of your cloud migration journey. By attending, you will also be eligible to receive a credit voucher to use on the AWS platform.

    Rackspace is an AWS-audited Managed Service Partner with 1,000+ certifications and an AWS Premier Consulting Partner.
  • Achieving cost optimisation through containers and serverless technologies Nov 17 2020 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Keiran Holloway, Technical Design Authority, Rackspace Technology
    Due to current economic conditions, cost management is more critical than ever. In fact, 77% of organisations say they are now measuring cloud progress by cost efficiency and savings.

    One of the benefits of adopting the cloud is that you can use modern technologies such as containers and serverless to gain cost savings. Rackspace Technology™ has deep expertise and strong technology partnerships that can help your organisation maintain business continuity in today’s changing economic landscape, as well as better prepare for the future of computing.

    In this webinar, Keiran Holloway, Technical Design Authority at Rackspace Technology, will discuss how containers and serverless technologies provide an economical path forward in your organisation’s cloud journey — towards achieving additional optimisation and cost benefits.

    This webinar will cover these topics:
    • Operational and cost optimisation best practices in the cloud
    • Leveraging the benefits of the cloud
    • Utilising container and serverless technologies
    • Using modern technologies to enable app modernisation

    To learn how containers and serverless help organisations achieving cost optimisation, register for this free webinar now.

    (Register now)
  • Solving Business Continuity Challenges Using VMware Cloud on AWS Nov 17 2020 8:00 am UTC 32 mins
    Ian Hutchinson, Ather Beg and Tim Hearn
    Organisations around the world are adapting to new ways of doing business. For many, it has become a challenge to simultaneously maintain physical infrastructure and rapidly provision resources to support a remote workforce. In this free webinar, subject matter experts and leaders from Rackspace discuss business continuity challenges created by the current crisis and share use cases for VMware Cloud™ on AWS as a tool for effectively addressing immediate infrastructure challenges.

    This webinar covers:

    · Current business continuity and disaster recovery challenges
    · How to maintain operational readiness during a disaster
    · The new mindset needed to support a remote workforce
    · Business continuity in your data center
    · Integrating on-demand disaster recovery with VMware Cloud on AWS
    · Deployment of Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS and other VDIs

    Speakers:

    Ian Hutchinson, Senior Strategic Alliances Manager, Rackspace
    Ather Beg, Solutions Architect, Rackspace
    Tim Hearn, Director of VMware on AWS, VMware

    What’s next: You can test drive a fully-functioning, three-node VMware Cloud on AWS environment for 30 days with no long-term obligations through our VMware Cloud on AWS trial. Jump-start your VMware Cloud on AWS journey with Rackspace.

    Other relevant webinars on VMware Cloud on AWS:

    Watch the introduction with Rackspace’s CTO: https://www.rackspace.com/en-gb/lp/vmc-aws-intro-webinar-demand

    A Technical overview with the experts: https://www.rackspace.com/en-gb/lp/vmc-aws-technical-webinar-demand
  • Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Initiatives In The Cloud With VMC On AWS Nov 12 2020 9:00 am UTC 54 mins
    Serdar Arican, Specialist Solution Architect, AWS & Inho Hwang, Solutions Architect, Rackspace
    Embracing digital transformation (DX) is crucial for organizations to survive and endure COVID-19, organisations and companies that accelerate DX initiatives in the Cloud quickly, are the ones that will thrive post-COVID-19.

    So, how do you accelerate the transformation agenda within your organization without putting unnecessary strain and risk on your public cloud adoption initiatives?

    Join Rackspace and AWS to learn about increasing your speed, flexibility and lowering barriers to respond in a time of massive change. Our experts will help you navigate the balance on hybrid cloud adoption and rapid delivery of business value to your customers.

    At this session, you will:
    1.Learn how to accelerate your transformation initiatives and move to public cloud while de-risking your migration.
    2.Maximise your organisation’s existing VMware investments while increasing the benefits of public cloud adoption.
    3.Reduce capex investments and optimizing costs of IT during times of uncertainty to meet demands on your business.
  • Deploying SaaS platforms on AWS: operational best practice Nov 11 2020 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Kieran Holloway and Amit Lulla
    Many software organizations want to build software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions on AWS, but are unaware of cloud best practices, such as having a centralised cloud team and implementing logging in a multi-tenant app. Understanding the potential of this initiative and how to leverage best practices can support a rapid, successful and optimised outcome.

    In the third part of our webinar series on building SaaS platforms on AWS, we explore the management and operations aspect, and share best practice on deploying an agile SaaS solution on a cloud infrastructure.

    Rackspace Technology is the multicloud solutions expert, with a wealth of knowledge to share on building, deploying and running applications on cloud platforms. Join Technical Design Authority, Kieran Holloway and AWS Senior Solutions Architect ISV (SaaS), Amit Lulla, for an informative discussion on these topics:

    • The business benefits of using AWS for your SaaS platform
    • Operational best practices for running workloads on AWS using microservices to simplify the DevOps experience
    • Agile SaaS solution delivery strategies
    • Workload management for tenants in different virtual private clouds

    To learn about the operational best practices for deploying SaaS platforms on AWS, register for this free webinar now.

    Speakers:
    Kieran Holloway, Technical Design Authority, Rackspace Technology
    Amit Lulla, Senior Solutions Architect ISV (SaaS), Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir EMEA Wrap Up with Rackspace Technology. Nov 10 2020 10:30 am UTC 75 mins
    Ben Morgan Smith, Luke Carter and Arslan Ahmed
    Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir EMEA is 5 weeks of keynote presentations and breakout sessions where Google Cloud will be sharing a wealth of news and updates on all things cloud.

    We want to make sure you don’t miss a thing once the event has concluded, so register for Rackspace Technology’s summary of all things Google Cloud, especially those related to Data Analytics and App Modernisation. Hear how we (twice Google Cloud Partner of the Year for Migration and Infrastructure) can help you implement and understand the value form the latest Google Cloud solutions and tools.

    Speakers
    Ben Morgan Smith, Rackspace Data Solutions Architect for Google Cloud
    Luke Carter, Rackspace Specialist Architect for Google Cloud
    Arslan Ahmed, Rackspace Professional Services Engineer
  • Bring The Power Of Cloud Securely To Your SAP Workloads Nov 9 2020 10:00 am UTC 57 mins
    Frank Freitag, Microsoft Alliance Director​, SAP | Paul Tompkins, SMC-C SAP Lead APAC, Microsoft | Vinodh Mohan, Rackspace
    In a post Covid-19 world, the Cloud is proving to be a better environment for many mission-critical applications, forward-thinking enterprises are moving their SAP workloads to the Cloud. These organisations are able to find faster routes to innovation by harnessing the power of the Cloud to achieve scalability, flexibility and meet all their compliance needs for their SAP workloads in an automated and secure manner.

    At this webinar we will cover :
    •How SAP on Azure helps increase performance, agility, and availability of your SAP applications.
    •Asia business landscape for SAP
    •Benefits of automating SAP deployments in the Cloud
    •Securing your SAP workloads with Rackspace SAP Security Assessment

    Join this webinar and learn how you can you can reduce your costs with no compromise on security, capability, flexibility and performance by migrating your SAP mission critical workloads to Azure.
  • Who is Rackspace Technology? Nov 1 2020 8:00 am UTC 19 mins
    Chris Schmitt, Head of Rackspace Partnerships and Solutions Marketing
    At Rackspace Technology, we are the multicloud solutions experts. Our technical acumen with the world’s leading technologies — across your applications, data and security — enables you to grow your business, increase efficiency and deliver the future.

    Register today for our free webinar, where Chris Schmitt, Head of Rackspace Partnerships and Solutions, will share valuable insights relating to:
    - A cloud migration case study of UAE’s Aramex, a global shipping company
    - How cloud enables innovation
    - Business benefits of multicloud solutions
    - How leveraging the latest technology delivers business results
    - Evidence of our deep expertise in multicloud solutions

    Register now to ensure your virtual seat at this webinar.
  • VMware Cloud on AWS: A Technical Overview with Popular Use Cases Recorded: Oct 28 2020 52 mins
    Ather Beg (Solutions Architect at Rackspace) and Carmen Hostetler (Cloud Solutions Architect at VMware)
    In this webinar, Join Ather Beg, Rackspace Enterprise Solutions Architect and Carmen Hostetler, VMware Cloud Solutions Architect in a discussion to learn about the technical steps to consider when implementing your first VMware Cloud on AWS deployment, to full application-level integration with AWS.

    Ather and Carmen will also talk through popular use cases that Rackspace see’s customers commonly asking for, along with a customer case study.

    This session will cover:
    - Considerations before starting
    - Technical steps and solution options
    - Tips and best practices
    - Example use cases
  • Virtual Data Analytics Services Workshop Recorded: Oct 27 2020 99 mins
    Ben Morgan Smith, Rackspace Data Solutions Architect for Google Cloud
    With optimized processes and technologies that provide insights through automated reporting and visualization. Our data specialists are experienced in tailoring solutions that help you get the most from your business analytics investments. This 90 minute workshop will assist your business in navigating your data challenges to attain a high-performing and efficient data stack allowing self-service capabilities to manage data within your Google Cloud environment at a large scale.

    You will be focusing less on managing your data and more on becoming a data-driven organization that gets value out of data faster and with less risk.


    Rackspace Data Analytics Services gives your organisation many critical features including the following:

    • Data Strategy Workshop
    • Data Engineering Engagement
    • Data Journey
    • Data Landscape
    • Cloud Tools
    • Data Warehousing
    • Security
    • Big Data
  • Migrating Microsoft Workloads to AWS Recorded: Oct 27 2020 22 mins
    Ross Lawrie, Customer Solution Architect, Rackspace
    In early June, Rackspace Technology and Amazon Web Services came together over two days to deliver a number of sessions exploring the strategies, costs and benefits of adopting cloud.

    In this session, we will discuss:
    - Insights on migrating Microsoft workloads to AWS
    - How recent events have impacted business decisions
    - Whether cloud adoption is the best way to improve flexibility and gain control of your environment
  • Was tun wenn’s knallt? Wie ein Desaster-Recovery-Plan funktioniert Recorded: Oct 26 2020 53 mins
    Jörg Eggers, Solution Architect Rackspace and Markus Peltz, Senior Sales Specialist, VMware cloud on AWS bei Ama
    Organisationen auf der ganzen Welt passen sich an neue Geschäftspraktiken an. Für viele ist es zu einer Herausforderung geworden, gleichzeitig die physische Infrastruktur aufrechtzuerhalten und schnell bspw. Ressourcen zur Unterstützung einer remote arbeitenden Belegschaft bereitzustellen. In diesem Webinar diskutieren Jörg Eggers von Rackspace Technology und Markus Peltz von AWS über die Herausforderungen der Business Continuity, die durch aktuelle Gegebenheiten entstanden sind, und stellen Anwendungsbeispiele für VMware Cloud™ auf AWS vor, um unmittelbare Infrastruktur-Herausforderungen effektiv anzugehen und ein solides „Desaster-Recovery“ im Unternehmen sicherzustellen.
  • Introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS Recorded: Oct 26 2020 51 mins
    Lee James (CTO of Rackspace) & Tim Hearn (Director of VMC on AWS from VMware )
    VMware Cloud™ on AWS enables you to run your applications across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Rackspace Managed VMware Cloud on AWS leverages our strong partnerships and deep expertise across VMware and AWS to help customers simplify, accelerate and optimize VMC on AWS.

    Join Rackspace CTO Lee James and VMware Leader Tim Hearn to find out how to make the most of what the next-generation cloud has to offer, while maximizing your existing VMware and AWS investments.

    This session will cover:

    •Introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS Services
    •Easy workload portability and hybrid capabilities from anywhere in the world
    •A migration path to the cloud that doesn’t require costly and time consuming changes
    •Expert guidance and services across both VMware and AWS platforms
    •What does this mean for our customers today?
  • Building an Effective Cloud Cost Governance Strategy on AWS Recorded: Oct 25 2020 38 mins
    Sean Anderson, Sr. Cloud Business Consultant at Onica, Eric Driscoll, Cloud Business Consultant at Onica
    Many organizations are experiencing disruption in their IT operations, budget, and revenue as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re supporting rapid-growth or a sudden lull, it is important to have an effective cost governance plan in place.

    Our Optimizer team helps customers efficiently manage over $500M of AWS cloud spend annually, and in this webinar we’ll share our insights and best practices around cost governance in the AWS cloud. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the key elements of an effective cost governance strategy, how to implement or improve cost governance across your organization, and how to avoid stifling innovation while still controlling your cloud costs.
    What we’ll cover:

    - What is cost governance?
    - Principles of design and implementation
    - Overview of elements of cost governance including reporting and oversight, policies and automation
    - Actionable techniques to support your business initiatives
  • Secure & Enable Your Remote Workforce From Anywhere, Anytime Recorded: Oct 22 2020 48 mins
    Nick Westbrook, Cloud Solution Architect, Gene Tang, Head of Professional Services Delivery and Onboarding, Rackspace
    We are living in unprecedented times working from home with a changing business environment. Businesses who quickly adopt and transform to meet current business needs will become the market winner. Join Rackspace and Microsoft to learn how customers are maximizing and operating their business cost effectively on the cloud using solutions such as Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) to access their IT resources securely, remotely, anytime and anywhere.

    In this session, you will learn:

    •How to maximize and operating your business whilst working from home
    •Customer Use Case overcoming challenges with remote work anywhere solution
    •Live Demo of Windows Virtual Desktop
    •Optimizing costs of IT during times of uncertainty
    •Limited Time Offer: How you can start your WVD Assessment today?
  • Los geht's - mit der VMware Cloud auf AWS Recorded: Oct 22 2020 46 mins
    Markus Schmid and Jerome Klodzinski
    Mit VMware Cloud™ auf AWS können Sie Ihre Anwendungen in privaten, öffentlichen und hybriden Cloud-Umgebungen ausführen. Rackspace Managed VMware Cloud auf AWS nutzt unsere starken Partnerschaften und unser tiefes Fachwissen über VMware und AWS, um Kunden bei der Vereinfachung, Beschleunigung und Optimierung von VMC auf AWS zu unterstützen.

    Finden Sie gemeinsam mit Rackspace Solution Architect Markus Schmid und VMware Senior Solution Engineer Jerome Klodzinski heraus, wie Sie das Beste aus den Möglichkeiten der Cloud der nächsten Generation machen und gleichzeitig Ihre bestehenden Investitionen in VMware und AWS maximieren können.

    This session will cover:
    -Einführung in VMware Cloud auf AWS Services
    -Leichte Übertragbarkeit der Workloads und Hybridfunktionen – egal von wo
    -Ein Weg in die Cloud, der keine kostspieligen und zeitaufwändigen Änderungen erfordert
    -Fachkundige Anleitung und Dienstleistungen über die VMware- und AWS-Plattformen
    -Was bedeutet das nun für unsere Kunden?

    Speaker
    Markus Schmid, Solution Architect, Rackspace
    Jerome Klodzinski, Senior Solution Engineer, VMware
  • Ask the Experts - News Hour - Infrastructure Modernisation Recorded: Oct 20 2020 39 mins
    Jaret Chiles, Jason Gates,Wesley Mauer, Michael Wind and Himanshu Rao
    Hear from technology leaders from Rackspace Technology and Microsoft and discover how to:

    • Ensure security, scalability and pay-for-what-you-use flexibility
    • Satisfy your organisation’s cloud-first or digital transformation initiatives
    • Cut costs by up to 40% with technologies like SAP on Azure

    Rackspace Technology and Microsoft are here to help you leverage technology to solve today’s toughest challenges.

    Speakers:
    - Jaret Chiles, Senior Director, Strategic Services & Enablement, Rackspace Technology (Moderator)
    - Jason Gates, Senior Director, Private Cloud & Colo Sales, Rackspace Technology
    - Wesley Mauer, Senior Solution Architect, Rackspace Technology
    - Michael Wind, Solution Architect, Specialty Domain, Rackspace Technology
    - Himanshu Rao, Sr. Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
  • A Guide to Optimising Your SaaS Platform with AWS Recorded: Oct 15 2020 46 mins
    Steve Drew and Nqobile Dube
    Building or optimising a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform can be complex. When considering how to evolve a multi-tenant SaaS architecture, there are considerations around data partitioning, network and customer isolation, and identity management to consider. Native AWS services can make the route to multi-tenancy more straightforward, secure and cost-effective.

    At each stage of SaaS adoption there are challenges, but by making good decisions early on you can avoid some of the common pitfalls organisations face as they scale up their business.

    Join Steve Drew, Rackspace AWS Solution Architect and Nqobile Dube, Head of Technical Delivery at Invotra, as they review AWS technologies and share experiences around the challenges and business benefits of optimising SaaS solutions on AWS.

    Discussion topics will include:
    •Approaches to adopting multi-tenant and serverless architectures
    •Architecting for identity and authentication using Amazon Cognito
    •Solving multi-tenant networking and security challenges using AWS PrivateLink
    •Examples of integrating native AWS products and services to improve SaaS solutions

    If you’re a decision-maker in your organisation and you’d like to hear more about transitioning your organisation to SaaS, register for this free webinar now.

    AWS SaaS Competency program
    Rackspace is a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network and a launch partner for the SaaS Competency. The AWS SaaS Competency program provides holistic support to AWS customers looking to design, build, implement, migrate, re-architect, re-factor, and optimise SaaS solutions on AWS.
  • A Guide to Solving Business Continuinity Challenges Using VMware Cloud on AWS Recorded: Oct 15 2020 32 mins
    Ian Hutchinson, Ather Beg and Tim Hearn
    Organisations around the world are adapting to new ways of doing business. For many, it has become a challenge to simultaneously maintain physical infrastructure and rapidly provision resources to support a remote workforce. In this free webinar, subject matter experts and leaders from Rackspace discuss business continuity challenges created by the current crisis and share use cases for VMware Cloud™ on AWS as a tool for effectively addressing immediate infrastructure challenges.

    This webinar covers:

    · Current business continuity and disaster recovery challenges
    · How to maintain operational readiness during a disaster
    · The new mindset needed to support a remote workforce
    · Business continuity in your data center
    · Integrating on-demand disaster recovery with VMware Cloud on AWS
    · Deployment of Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS and other VDIs

    Speakers:

    Ian Hutchinson, Senior Strategic Alliances Manager, Rackspace
    Ather Beg, Solutions Architect, Rackspace
    Tim Hearn, Director of VMware on AWS, VMware

    What’s next: You can test drive a fully-functioning, three-node VMware Cloud on AWS environment for 30 days with no long-term obligations through our VMware Cloud on AWS trial. Jump-start your VMware Cloud on AWS journey with Rackspace.

    Other relevant webinars on VMware Cloud on AWS:

    Watch the introduction with Rackspace’s CTO: https://www.rackspace.com/en-gb/lp/vmc-aws-intro-webinar-demand

    A Technical overview with the experts: https://www.rackspace.com/en-gb/lp/vmc-aws-technical-webinar-demand
  • How a Migration to Azure is Helping Oxfam Reach Their Goals Recorded: Oct 14 2020 38 mins
    Nick Mitrovic (CTO at Oxfam )
    For every company that does business online, speed and efficiency are key. This is especially true for Oxfam. The charity works directly with millions of people all over the world, and raises funds through countless donations. To improve the reliability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of Oxfam’s IT estate, the organisation worked with Rackspace on an ambitious 14-month cloud migration.

    In this webinar, Oxfam CTO Nick Mitrovic shares their project, its various challenges, and the many benefits the Azure solution provides. In just 30 minutes, you’ll learn:

    • How project leads overcame the challenges of managing change, people and cultures

    • Why this solution reduced expenditure, improved response times, and increased donations and shop sales

    • That Oxfam now has greater access to a wealth of information, due to faster logistics and improved data analytics

    • Why a collaborative partnership enabled Oxfam and Rackspace to each concentrate on what they do best

    Oxfam is now well placed for the future, and working more efficiently towards its goal of eradicating poverty. Whatever your organisation’s goals are, flexibility, value, reliability and data will be vital components; and so you’re sure to gain interesting, valid insight from this webinar.
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