Rackspace, HPE expand on-premises cloud with pay-as-you-go Kubernetes

HPE and Rackspace are building on their alliance from last November, when they first introduced an OpenStack-based pay-per-use system designed to compete with public cloud providers.

The two now offer pay as you go to Rackspace’s VMware and Kubernetes private cloud services. Rackspace launched its Kubernetes private cloud managed service just last month. The initial pay-as-you-go system was for standard server-side apps. This new feature adds Kubernetes container management as an option.

Rackspace has deployed HPE’s new GreenLake Flex Capacity service to provide the pay-as-you-go pricing model. GreenLake is one of many programs by enterprise hardware vendors to provide on-demand pricing to companies looking to rein in data center costs.

Rackspace is more of a connection manager and provider, but it does have its own data centers. It manages private cloud infrastructure in the client’s own data centers, in third-party colocation facilities such as Equinix, or at Rackspace’s own data centers.

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