Rackspace and Cloud Technology Partners announce strategic partnership

Partnership hand holdingRackspace and Cloud Technology Partners have announced a strategic partnership to deliver professional and managed services, geared around the AWS public cloud offering.

The partnership will focus on a number of areas including cloud strategy & economics, security & governance, application portfolio assessment, DevOps & automation and application modernisation, migration & development, with the aim of accelerating enterprise adoption of cloud technologies.

“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, CEO of Rackspace. “CTP is a recognised 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 realisation of cloud benefits.”

The partnership is seemingly build on the perception an enterprises adoption of cloud technologies is slowed due to the digital transformation programmes which are needed before the benefits of the cloud can be realized. The new partnership claims this process can be accelerated through combining the expertise of both organizations into one offering; Cloud Technology Partners will offer initial integrations and ongoing optimization work, whereas Rackspace provide managed services.

“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, CEO 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.”