Rackspace and Cloud Technology Partners Align Efforts to Help Enterprises Move to AWS

Partnership Creates Leading End-to-End Solution for Cloud Transformation.

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San Antonio, TX – April 21, 2016 – Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) announced a strategic partnership to deliver professional and managed services for enterprises leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and other cloud platforms.

The combination of Rackspace Fanatical Support® with CTP’s best-of-breed services provides enterprise customers with a holistic solution for cloud adoption by addressing:

  • Cloud Strategy and Economics
  • Security and Governance
  • Application Portfolio Assessment
  • Application Modernization, Migration and Development
  • DevOps and Automation
  • Ongoing Cloud Operations and Managed Services

“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 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.”

Many enterprises want to capture the agility and cost-efficiency of cloud, but are prevented by the complexity of executing the transformation by themselves. The transformation effort can be further complicated in situations where the enterprise is heavily invested in legacy IT environments. Cloud adoption for these enterprises typically requires a multi-year effort encompassing different platform and technology options, along with professional and managed services.

A combined Rackspace and CTP offer is the ideal solution for enterprises facing these challenges.

Based on the best practices from hundreds of successful engagements, CTP’s Cloud Adoption Program brings together the best technologies, services and methodologies to accelerate enterprise-wide cloud adoption. This comprehensive framework for moving to the cloud helps customers achieve business results faster, no matter where they are in their cloud journey.

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. Powered by an expert team possessing more than 250 AWS technical certifications, Rackspace handles the day-to-day work necessary to enable customers to focus their key talent on their core mission and less time on the undifferentiated heavy lifting of cloud management.

“Partnering 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.”

In addition to becoming CTP’s exclusive managed service provider partner, Rackspace will invest in CTP’s Series C funding round and join its Board of Directors.

For more information about Fanatical Support for AWS, please visit rackspace.com/aws.
For more information about Cloud Technology Partners, please visit www.cloudtp.com.

About Rackspace

Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the challenge and expense of managing complex IT infrastructure and application platforms on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise on top of leading technologies developed by AWS, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and others, through a results-obsessed service known as Fanatical Support®. The company has more than 300,000 customers worldwide, including two-thirds of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, and has been honored as one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in six of the past eight years. Learn more at www.rackspace.com.

About Cloud Technology Partners

Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) is the premier cloud services and software company for enterprises moving to AWS, Google, Microsoft and other leading cloud platforms. From strategy to operations, CTP accelerates end-to-end cloud adoption with the best implementation services, software and intellectual property available on the market. CTP’s comprehensive framework for cloud adoption and dedicated software development capabilities help clients achieve business results faster, no matter where they are in their cloud transformation.

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