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Cloud-based solutions and services have become essential for any business looking to optimize operations and maintain a competitive edge in the era of the digital workforce. RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud survey found that 96% of respondents now use the cloud, and 38% of enterprises identified public cloud as their top priority for this year.
In order to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients when it comes to finding the right cloud solutions for their unique needs, we work with a wide range of vendors that deliver various cloud-based products and services. Our team recently met with representatives from RapidScale, a managed cloud service provider, to discuss their offerings. Here’s everything you need to know about their products and the advantages they can potentially bring to your business.
Founded in 2008 and based in Irvine, CA, RapidScale aims to deliver personalized cloud-based solutions to mid-market and enterprise companies worldwide. The vendor gives clients access to a global cloud platform and maintains strategic partnerships with tech companies including Citrix, Cisco, Veeam, NetApp, Zerto, Cox Communications, Mimecast, and CDW.
Cloud solutions from RapidScale are ideal for clients with 25 to 5,000+ users. This vendor is also worth consideration if your business already uses or would like to leverage Citrix products, since the company is closely aligned with Citrix (earning recognition as a Citrix Top Innovator for Enablement and Growth in 2016, 2018 Citrix Advisory Board Member and a Citrix Roadmap Technology Partner, among other designations).
RapidScale delivers a wide range of secure and reliable cloud solutions. Their managed cloud service offerings include the following:
Desktop as a Service (DaaS): CloudDesktop/DaaS lets clients move all of their desktops and applications to a fully managed cloud. Users can then access the virtual desktop environment from anywhere, as long as they have a device with an Internet connection.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): With CloudServer/IaaS, businesses can eliminate the need for physical servers and switch to virtual hosted servers instead. This offering gives you access to enterprise-level infrastructure with top-notch security.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS): Ensure your organization can bounce back from a disaster with CloudRecovery/DRaaS. RapidScale provides clients with storage-based replication and recovery in a managed cloud-based environment. The vendor’s data centers have government-grade security so you can rest assured your data is safe.
Security as a Service (SaaS): CloudSecurity products and services include a unified security management platform (USM) and a web application firewall. These host-based security features can help companies achieve compliance with regulations like HIPAA.
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN): Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN allows businesses with multiple locations and/or remote workers to boost WAN throughput. Some business benefits of this offering include enhanced security, mobility, better performance, and lower costs.
Data backup and storage: Backup and storage is essential for any business looking to establish a disaster recovery plan. CloudBackup from RapidScale comes with 256-bit local encryption and SSL encryption for data sent to the cloud. Additionally, you have the option to add an extra layer of security with server-side encryption.
Cloud-based office: With CloudOffice, clients gain access to a multi-tenant virtual desktop. This solution includes a Windows 10 desktop experience, profile storage, Microsoft Office 2016, and company file share, among other applications.
Hosted mail: CloudMail, RapidScale’s Hosted Exchange offering, allows for enhanced collaboration by making it easy to share calendars and schedule meetings through Outlook, web-based Exchange, and other email clients. CloudMail can also give your business access to customized anti-spam, anti-virus, compliance, and secure messaging solutions, among others.
If you’d like to learn more about any of these offerings from RapidScale, feel free to contact our team of expert techs today. Our extensive partner network and experience working with a wide variety of solutions and products allows us to serve as your company’s trusted advisor and provide an objective assessment concerning which offerings best meet your organization’s individual needs. Our cloud consultants will help you see the whole picture (including both pros and cons) as you search for cloud-based solutions. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 877-599-3999.