Rackspace and Cloud Technology Partners Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Enterprises Move to the Cloud

Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) have announced a strategic relationship to deliver professional and managed services for enterprises leveraging the leading cloud platforms. The combination of Rackspace’s ‘Fanatical Support’ with CTP’s best-of-breed services would provide enterprise customers with a holistic solution for cloud adoption.

Many enterprises would want the agility and cost-efficiency of cloud, but are slowed by complex transformation efforts. Cloud adoption for these enterprises typically requires a staged solution, encompassing different platform and technology options, along with professional and managed services. A combined Rackspace and CTP offer would be a good solution for enterprises facing these challenges.

rackspace cloud“We are seeing increasing demand from enterprises that are seeking help moving to AWS and Azure, and then successfully managing their environments once deployed,” said Taylor Rhodes, chief executive officer (CEO) of Rackspace. “CTP is a recognized leader in helping enterprises move to the cloud and is a natural complement to our managed services expertise. Together, we provide the market leading solution that helps enterprises accelerate their realization of cloud benefits.”

The Rackspace, CTP partnership will address the following:

  • Cloud strategy and economics
  • Security and governance
  • Application portfolio assessment
  • Application modernization, migration and development
  • DevOps and automation
  • Ongoing cloud operations and managed services

Cloud Technology Partners provides professional services and software for enterprises moving to AWS, Google, Microsoft and other leading cloud platforms. CTP’s Cloud Adoption Program brings together technologies and services to accelerate enterprise-wide cloud adoption. This comprehensive framework for moving to the cloud has been applied to hundreds of enterprise engagements.

Rackspace brings 16 years of experience in operating cloud infrastructures and application environments at massive scale, side-by-side with two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Rackspace experts, possessing more than 280 AWS associate and professional certifications, manage the day-to-day work so customers can focus on their core mission.

“Working with Rackspace was an obvious fit based on their managed cloud leadership and our shared emphasis on supporting customers through every phase of their cloud journey,” said Chris Greendale, chief executive officer of Cloud Technology Partners. “Our prescriptive approach to public cloud adoption has been hugely successful for enterprise customers and we are very excited at the opportunity these combined services provide for both companies.”