Rackspace Application Services Adds Hosted SAP Solutions

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The newly formed Rackspace Application Services will provide partner managed cloud for SAP software solutions, under an agreement announced Tuesday.

The Rackspace Application Services business unit was launched as a replacement for its Managed Application Services in May, and recast in June, following the company’s acquisition of TriCore Solutions, with former TriCore CEO Mark Clayman in charge.

“With this relationship, we’re providing a one-stop-shop for hosted services for SAP solutions – from software acquisition to ongoing support, all with one cloud delivery model – to directly address the customer pain points associated with today’s complex and distributed business environment,” said Clayman, now SVP and general manager of Rackspace Application Services. “By delivering a partner managed cloud, we’re allowing customers to quickly adopt the latest transformative SAP technologies without the high cost often associated with innovation.”

Rackspace will offer affordable, ready-to-use SAP solutions hosted in its private cloud on a subscription basis, according to the announcement. Rackspace will also offer its application migration, implementation, management, and support services to its SAP customers.

TriCore specialized in application management, particularly Oracle and SAP, and Rackspace Application Services is an SAP silver partner, certified in hosting SAP and in HANA operations services.

Rackspace is also adding multi-cloud management capabilities with the acquisition of Datapipe, as reported earlier this month.

SAP reached a deal with Equinix to provide direct connections to its services at eight data centers in August, following a similar deal between Equinix and Salesforce.

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