Rackspace Launches Managed Magento Environments on AWS

Rackspace has launched managed Magento environments on Amazon Web Services and tiered support and service options for managed applications, the company announced Tuesday.

Managed Environments for Magento are pre-built Magento architectures running on optimized AWS infrastructure. It includes options for customizing the infrastructure of the Magento application, database, admin server, Redis, and Memcached, with one-click deployment.

Rackspace will also roll out Managed Cloud for Magento “in a few months” to deliver the same Magento environments on AWS using a software application for customers, Magento developers, and systems integrators to use themselves.

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The expanded Managed Application Services options provide support options for business-critical applications: Magento; SAP Hybris; Sitecore Experience Platform; Oracle Commerce; Adobe Experience Manager; and custom Java and .net applications. Application support can be purchased based on “Tools and Expertise” for self-monitoring, “Alerts and Response” for proactive Rackspace management, and “Critical Application Services” for expert consultation on application environment design and performance.

“All of these additions to the Rackspace Digital portfolio offer our customers new ways of removing the burden of architecting and managing optimized digital environments, allowing them to focus on delivering differentiated customer experiences,” said Rackspace Director of Product for the Digital Practice Brant Jones in a blog post.

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Managed services were the top growth segment for Rackspace in the last quarter.

Magento is the leading platform for ecommerce with a 29 percent market share, aheadWorks reported in March. Managed Magento, therefore, is a big potential market for Rackspace, and PayPal and Ipsos predicted in November that the global ecommerce market will surpass $661 billion in 2017. The addition of managed Magento on AWS follows on Rackspace’s launch of support for AWS in October.

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