Rackspace unveils Managed Cloud for Adobe Experience Manager

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Rackspace has today announced the introduction of Managed Cloud for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is an enterprise web content management systems, designed to enable organisations to quickly create and deploy websites of various formats.

This service will now be supported by round-the-clock support from Rackspace, including specialist advice on best practices and reducing management time and overheads.

Managed Cloud for AEM will also offer turnkey deployment, which is set to speed up the implementing of new versions or rollouts of AEM projects by cloning pre-existing AEM environments, or constructing new ones from pre-defined cloud architectures.

A full environment monitoring service is also included, which Rackspace says will offer "maintenance, patching and updating to help minimise downtime and delays".

“Rackspace has been working with AEM customers for years and understands their pain points, requirements and what is needed to maximise the AEM technology,” said Kyle Metcalf, senior director and general manager of the Digital Practice Area at Rackspace.

“Managed Cloud for AEM delivers expanded support and automation capabilities to allow customers to deploy content faster and with less hassle than ever before.”

Alan Pelz-Sharpe, 451 Research’s research director for SaaS Business Applications, said: “Many buyers of marketing and web content software don’t want to be locked into a vendor’s vertically integrated platform. A strategy of a common managed platform is one we strongly support.”

Managed Cloud for Adobe Experience Manager is set to be available in the US in October this year. Wider availability dates, however, have not been announced.

Adam Shepherd

Adam Shepherd has been a technology journalist since 2015, covering everything from cloud storage and security, to smartphones and servers. Over the course of his career, he’s seen the spread of 5G, the growing ubiquity of wireless devices, and the start of the connected revolution. He’s also been to more trade shows and technology conferences than he cares to count.

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