Rackspace Launches Professional Services for AWS

Nicole Henderson, Contributor

April 27, 2017

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Rackspace Launches Professional Services for AWS


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As Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate the public cloud market, Rackspace is growing its managed services offerings around AWS to meet growing demand from customers of all sizes who need help managing these cloud workloads.

Rackspace launched on Thursday its new portfolio of Professional Services for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer what the company calls deep, customized expertise for AWS.

According to Rackspace, the Fanatical Support for AWS Professional Services is a set of managed services designed to support customers who are just getting started with AWS or who are growing their AWS investment. The services include architectural design, migrations, cloud automation and DevOps.

“We are seeing significant interest from AWS customers for specialized expertise in discrete, value added areas, and we are committed to developing our offers and capabilities to help them fully leverage AWS throughout the entirety of their cloud journey,” Prashanth Chandrasekar, vice president & general manager of Fanatical Support for AWS at Rackspace said in a statement.

The company says its latest offering aligns with its broader efforts around professional services, including Global Solutions and Services (GSS), which Rackspace launched earlier this month. GSS targets enterprise customers who need support in planning, designing, migrating and managing their cloud journey. The offer supports AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

Rackspace continues to invest in its managed AWS practice, as Rackspace President Jeff Cotten said it’s the fastest growing area of business the company has ever had. It was recently recognized as a Premier Consulting partner in the AWS partner Network, and its AWS team of experts has attained more than 800 AWS technical certifications.

“At AWS, we’re excited about helping customers realize their target business outcomes more quickly through a combination of Rackspace’s migration capabilities, and Fanatical Support with our AWS architects and implementation specialists,” Todd Weatherby, vice president of AWS Professional Services Worldwide said in a statement.

AWS is not the only public cloud that Rackspace is investing in. Last month, Rackspace signed a strategic partnership agreement with Google Cloud Platform to offer new managed services later this year.

This post originally appeared here at Talkin' Cloud.


About the Author(s)

Nicole Henderson

Contributor, IT Pro Today

Nicole Henderson covers daily cloud news and features online for ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she was editor at Talkin' Cloud (now Channel Futures) and the WHIR. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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