April 6, 2017

Rackspace announces the launch of Global Professional Services

The new service will help customers move workloads out of their data centers and onto various public and private cloud platforms

Rackspace, the managed cloud services provider, this week announced the release of an expanded professional services offering called Global Solutions and Services (GSS) to help customers move workloads out of their data centers and onto the world’s leading public and private cloud platforms.

The company says that the offering provides customers across all markets with the specialized expertise and support needed to transform their IT operations.

Rachel Cassidy, VP of Global Solutions and Services at Rackspace, said in a blog post:

As more businesses look to move IT operations out of the data center, they recognize that they need help transitioning to multi-cloud models.

In response to customer demand, we’re expanding our managed cloud portfolio to offer professional services not only to the SMB and mid-market customers we have served for nearly two decades, but also to our fast-growing stable of enterprise customers.

Through GSS, Rackspace says that its architects and engineers will work with customers to plan, assess, design, migrate, manage and optimize their journey to the cloud.

The company also pointed out that it is the first time Rackspace is providing professional services to any business, regardless of which cloud platform it chooses or whether it is an existing Rackspace customer.

Cassidy added:

Rackspace operates one of the largest VMware footprints in the world, and we employ thousands of specialized cloud experts across multiple platforms.

With this breadth and depth of expertise, we are uniquely suited to help guide our customers through every phase of their cloud journey.

Our goal is to relieve customers of the complexity of moving to multiple clouds, allowing them to focus on their core business.

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