Rackspace Buys Managed Cloud Firm TriCore

Extends managed-services capabilities further up the stack in response to customer demand

Chris Burt

May 26, 2017

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Rackspace Buys Managed Cloud Firm TriCore
This Rackspace data center in Crawley, UK, has a high-efficiency indirect outside air cooling system and is designed to support Rackspace’s version of Open Compute hardware. (Photo: Rackspace)


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Rackspace, which this week announced appointment of a new CEO, has reached a deal to acquire consulting and managed cloud services company TriCore Solutions, adding its enterprise application management expertise and support, according to a Thursday announcement. Financial details of the deal, which is expected to close in June, were not disclosed.

TriCore provides management of Oracle and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning products, as well as business intelligence and analytics, data warehousing and integration services. These mission critical applications manage core business functions but are complex and expensive to run, according to the announcement, leading companies to seek help managing and optimizing them.

“Our customers are asking us to move further ‘up the stack’ by expanding our managed application capabilities,” Jeff Cotten, Rackspace president, said in a statement. “TriCore’s services are among the best in that space and are highly complementary to ours. They will help enable us to deliver more of the services that our existing customers need, while opening the door to new opportunities across the globe.”

Cotten has been interim CEO since the announcement earlier this month that the company's previous chief exec, Taylor Rhodes,

Last week Rackspace announced the launch of a new Application Operations service to help customers optimize their websites and applications, including applications from Oracle and SAP.

TriCore’s executives and over 500 employees will join Rackspace as part of the acquisition and continue to work out of the same locations. Rackspace says the culture of TriCore, which was founded in 1999, is similar to its own, and that TriCore serves about 275 customers.

This article originally appeared on The WHIR.

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