Cloud hosting company Rackspace said Monday it has partnered with Dell EMC to offer what it termed an “easy-to-consume private cloud as-a-service offering” service for enterprises that may not be able to afford a high-cost flat rate plan.

The offering allows customers to combine Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud with leading Dell EMC compute and storage solutions including VMAX Hybrid, VMAX All Flash and Dell Servers, with future plans to include support for Dell EMC ScaleIO. Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud provides public cloud benefits with the security, control and performance of an enterprise environment, said Rackspace.

It is delivered as-a-service with a 99.99 percent API uptime service level agreement (SLA) and can be deployed in a Rackspace data center, customer data center or third-party location, according to Rackpsace.

“Rackspace has a unique track record of enabling customer success with private clouds by delivering OpenStack as-a-service and leveraging our operational expertise gained from more than one billion server hours managing OpenStack,” said Scott Crenshaw, SVP and GM of OpenStack Private Cloud at Rackspace.