Rackspace is offering to streamline the Amazon Web Services (AWS) adoption experience for customers with an enhanced strategic channel partnership announced Monday. With the partnership, Rackspace seeks to address the common lack of internal resources and expertise needed to quickly and effectively move workloads.
The new strategic relationship has three key components, according to the announcement. Rackspace will offer Solution and Migration Advisory Services, including AWS-specific technical resources to help plan migration, along with assessment of workloads, from server types and configurations to systems architecture design, to ensure the best fit.
Migration Service Delivery allows customers to tap Rackspace support and engineers with access to AWS professional services to efficiently migrate or provision new applications on AWS.
Rackspace Advanced Migration Tooling uses automation to allow customers to move various workloads to AWS via a point-and-click self-service interface within the Rackspace Control Panel.
“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,” said Terry Wise, global vice president of channels and alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “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.”
A qualified APN Premier member and audited AWS Managed Services Partner, Rackspace launched Fanatical Support for AWS Professional Services in April to support new or increased customer use of AWS.
Rackspace President Jeff Cotten told Talkin’ Cloud in January that the company brings AWS to companies outside of the public cloud giant’s usual target market.