Expanded Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Added by Rackspace

Rackspace has announced Rackspace which now powers more than 10,000 compute instances running Microsoft SQL Server on its private and public clouds, has announced new support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and AlwaysOn Availability. By combining In-Memory OLTP with Managed High Availability, Rackspace says it can help customers speed up OLTP workloads to up to 30x while enabling greater uptime.

With Rackspace DBA Services, which offers DBAs and database architects on demand with multiple tiers of support,customers can now use Rackspace DBAs to migrate or upgrade existing workloads to SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP on the Rackspace Managed Cloud.

With a Managed Private Cloud powered by Microsoft Cloud Platform, and the built-in Database-as-a-Service capability, Rackspace says customers can benefit from a managed, physically isolated private cloud environment that allows customers to programmatically create SQL Server 2014 databases on demand. Customers can also strengthen their HA and DR capabilities by choosing from a greater number of availability groups including Microsoft Azure as a designated disaster recovery location.

"Adding support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to Rackspace DBA Services enables customers to increase performance and make more efficient use of IT resources," said John Engates, chief technology officer, at Rackspace. "Customers will be able to leverage our DBA experts to assist with routine database management and monitoring 24x7, which will allow their internal IT teams to work regular schedules and focus on innovating their core business."

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