Rackspace brings 16 years of experience in operating cloud infrastructures and application environments at massive scale, side-by-side with 60% of the Fortune 100. The idea is that Rackspace provides Fanatical Support®, which along with CTP’s cloud-exclusive services, provides enterprise customers with a holistic solution for cloud adoption by addressing the following, according to the release:
- Cloud Strategy and Economics
- Security and Governance
- Application Portfolio Assessment
- Application Modernization, Migration and Development
- DevOps and Automation
- Ongoing Cloud Operations and Managed Services
Why is this important?
1) Market Demand
The research firm MarketsandMarkets predicts the managed services provider (MSP) market will nearly double over the next five years. A 2015 study by the firm forecasts a jump in the market from $142.75 billion in 2013 to $256.05 billion in 2018. The study includes managed data centers, networks, mobility, infrastructure, communications, security and other areas in the managed services market.
2) The Market Lacks a Compelling Solution
Large enterprises want the agility and cost-efficiency of cloud, but are often slowed by the complexity of making the move. Cloud adoption for these enterprises typically requires a multi-phase, multi-year solution, comprising a mix of professional and managed services. The core problem is that there are no clear-cut providers to help solve their end-to-end cloud transformation challenges. The old full service IT Outsourcers of the past lack the expertise, methodologies, and best-of-breed services required for accelerating today’s enterprise cloud initiatives.
Legacy IT Outsourcers apply services models that were designed for the onpremise data center and are largely incomplete, addressing only pieces of the cloud strategy, design, build or migration components. Once applications are running on the cloud, DevOps automation, optimization and ongoing management, requires even more providers to fill the gaps. Across the cloud adoption lifecycle, enterprises are left with a patchwork of coverage and successfully delivering on these common cloud questions requires a complex set of services partners:
- How do you build an economic model and business case for cloud?
- How do you manage security, governance and compliance controls?
- How do you determine which applications you should migrate?
- How do you build a migration factory to accelerate time to value?
- How do you implement DevOps and change management processes?
- How do you optimize your cloud applications and environment?’
The New Cloud Services Model
No current provider or set of providers can deliver the quality, end-to-end cloud adoption services that enterprise require, until now.
CTP is the premier cloud services and software company for enterprises moving to AWS, Google, Microsoft and other leading cloud platforms. Rackspace is the #1 managed cloud provider. Together they provide the right combination of professional and managed services for enterprises looking to go big on cloud.