Global cloud hosting company, Rackspace, has achieved seven gold and three silver Microsoft Partner Competencies for capabilities spanning application development, cloud platform support, data management, business applications, mobility and productivity.
The competencies span all six areas of excellence outlined by Microsoft and include Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, Collaboration and Content, Hosting, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Application Development, Data Center, Data Analytics, Data Platform and Messaging. Rackspace renewed five existing competencies and secured five additional competencies in 2017, doubling the number of competencies secured in the previous year.
“Rackspace continues to grow its expertise in Microsoft cloud solutions as these 10 Microsoft Partner Competencies prove, making the company a reliable and long-standing member of the Microsoft Partner Network,” said Aziz Benmalek, Vice President, Worldwide Hosting and Cloud Services at Microsoft. “The company continuously strives to deliver positive customer outcomes with service-oriented solutions to meet our joint customer needs.”
To secure these Microsoft Partner Competencies, Rackspace demonstrated expertise through certifications on the latest Microsoft technologies as well as successful customer use cases and testimonials. The company has hundreds of certified Rackers across the globe who hold more than 1,000 technical certifications and an additional 800 sales and licensing certifications that are applied to help customers understand the best way to optimize their spend and license configurations across a suite of Microsoft technologies.
Rackspace serves customers in 150 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100.