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Rackspace secures strategic channel partnership with AWS

02 Aug 17

​Rackspace have sealed a channel relationship with cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a move it says will streamline the process for customers moving to AWS.

According to Rackspace, customers looking to migrate to AWS often lack the internal resources and expertise needed to move workloads rapidly and effectively.

This strategic relationship will enable the companies to work more closely in providing customers with their respective expertise, consisting of three key parts:

  • Solution and migration advisory services – Customers can access AWS-specific technicial resources from Rackspace to help plan the migration of their applications and data
  • Migration service delivery – Rackspace can leverage AWS Professional Services from a shared work space within Rackspace headquarters to migrate or provision new applications
  • Rackspace advanced migration tooling – Customers can simply move various workloads to AWS via this software that is delivered as a ‘point & click’ self-service interface

“We have worked closely with Rackspace over the last several years and have been very impressed by their dedication to invest in the capabilities required to become one of the next-generation leaders in the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program,” says Terry Wise, global vice president of channels and alliances at AWS.

“Rackspace is a solid example of an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner we’d recommend to customers who are moving to AWS and we are thrilled to align more closely with them to create value for our customers.”

Vice president and general manager of Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS business, Prashanth Chandrasekar says they’re excited about the opportunity to work even more closely with AWS to enable companies to take full advantage of AWS services.

“As an AWS Managed Services Partner, Rackspace now offers customers a wide range of services including migrations, architecture and cloud automation professional services, in addition to ongoing managed services,” says Chandrasekar.

“We are proud to back all of these capabilities with Rackspace's industry-leading Fanatical Support.”

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