Rackspace releases new mobile cloud stacks for developers

Infotech Lead America: Rackspace has released its new mobile cloud stacks that help developers to build, deploy and scale mobile apps in the hybrid cloud.

Rackspace’s new cloud stacks are pre-configured and designed to deliver a frictionless environment for developing mobile apps. These stacks are offered to minimize the upfront configuration time for developers and allow them to focus more on designing applications while Rackspace manages the backend operations.

Rackspace’s new ecosystem will give developers access to software developer kits (SDK), push services, mobile backend-as-a-service, testing and monitoring capabilities from industry leaders such as FeedHenry, New Relic, Sencha, SOASTA, StackMob, and Trigger.io.

IDC says mobile technologies will account for nearly 57 percent of the IT industry’s overall growth in 2013. In addition, 33 percent of all new apps will target mobile environments.

John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, said: “Our pre-configured mobile stacks were developed based on our experience with hosting thousands of complex applications.By wrapping Fanatical Support around these new mobile tools and capabilities, we’ve created a unique developer experience that’s unmatched in the market.”

Digby says Rackspace provides the Digby Localpoint Platform a set of open cloud-based infrastructure to assist customers to enable digital, real-time engagement through their consumers’ mobile devices while they visit brick and mortar store locations.

“Rackspace’s team of on-hand experts frees us to focus on improving our product and our customers’ results instead of tending to traditional tasks related to physical infrastructure,” said David Sikora, Founder & CEO, Digby.

New Relic is expanding its partnership with Rackspace.

Lew Cirne, CEO and founder, New Relic, said: “Open cloud services with their core infrastructure offerings and their marketplaces are instrumental in creating accessible systems and solutions to speed their time to market.”

More than 2 million developers code with Sencha today because its frameworks, tools and services let them easily build powerful HL5 applications that perform well on every device.

SOASTA’s platform for mobile performance and functional testing will give mobile developers using Rackspace’s open cloud the ability to rapidly test applications, while providing valuable insight into the reliability and performance of their app – ensuring they are ready for prime time.

Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA, said: “The demands placed on mobile developers to go-to-market quickly requires that speed and a quality user experience is essential in today’s mobile application development cycles.”

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