AWS Partnership Powers Responsible AI Solutions via Foundry for AI by Rackspace

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  August 09, 2023

Rackspace, with its range of services that include managed hosting, cloud migration, optimization and ongoing support, helps businesses navigate the complexities of cloud solutions. Rackspace utilizes its vast experience and collaborations with leading cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google (News - Alert) Cloud to aid organizations in attaining operational efficiency, scalability, innovation and a seamless cloud experience.

Speaking of which, let’s look at Rackspace’s (News - Alert) longstanding relationship with AWS and history of solving customers’ most complex and transformative cloud challenges. With more than 2,200 AWS certifications and 16 AWS Competency designations, Rackspace’s integration of services and tools from AWS into its operational framework has led to the development of solutions that resonate with operational efficiency, innovation, agility and substantial cost savings for organizations.

And now, the two are building on their already established partnership through a new initiative. This initiative, known as Foundry for AI by Rackspace, or FAIR for AWS, seeks to accelerate the responsible adoption of AI technologies in a secure and sustainable manner.

FAIR for AWS stands as a groundbreaking global practice with a focus on catalyzing business transformation, elevating customer experiences and driving value creation through the adept utilization of AI capabilities, all within the robust framework of AWS.

“With FAIR, Rackspace and AWS are poised to help revolutionize industries, redefine problem-solving approaches and unlock new possibilities for organizations worldwide – while keeping our shared values of sustainability and innovation at the heart of our offerings that are backed by AWS’s enhanced, leading AI capabilities that help organizations innovate faster to reinvent customer experiences and applications,” said D K Sinha, President, Public Cloud for Rackspace.

The program encompasses three pivotal services designed to harness the transformative potential of generative AI:

FAIR Ideate, available in the AWS Marketplace, offers an interactive and collaborative ideation workshop, facilitating the identification of actionable use cases for generative AI. This process underscores the significance of defined business impacts and readiness diagnostics for successful AI integration.

FAIR Incubate, available at a later date, operates as an agile and iterative program that collaboratively constructs an organization's inaugural generative AI solution. This service establishes the essential technology stack, evaluates AI feasibility and ensures seamless integration into existing organizational processes.

FAIR Industrialize, available at a later date, undertakes a systematic effort to refine the AI solution into a polished product. It incorporates the implementation of governance structures, the definition of key performance metrics, and the optimization of the AI model and Distributed Cloud Infrastructure to enable ongoing enhancements.

“Rackspace’s launch of FAIR for AWS will further help democratize generative AI making it easy and practical for our customers, regardless of industry, to use generative AI in their businesses securely,” said Rich Gerrafo, Vice President of Americas Sales at AWS.

Additionally, the FAIR for AWS launch includes the FAIR Incubate with AWS program, aimed at assisting mid-sized enterprises in expediting their secure AI-driven digital transformation. This pioneering initiative guides customers from conceptualization to a Minimum Viable Product within just four weeks.

The program offers tailored accelerators to hasten the deployment of secure generative AI solutions on AWS. It provides pre-configured, secure AWS landing zones for effective data utilization, and offers access to AWS funding programs to kickstart organizations' FAIR AI journey.

Edited by Alex Passett
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