Rackspace Deepens Relationship with AWS

Rackspace, the well-known managed cloud provider, recently announced that it is strengthening its business relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by offering customer migration services. The enhanced partnership will offer resources and expertise to customers migrating workloads to AWS. This is another step forward for Rackspace providing managed services for all major cloud providers including Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The relationship between Rackspace and AWS is comprised of three key elements:

  • Advanced migration tooling
  • Migration service delivery
  • Solution and migration advisory services

Advanced Migration Tooling

This service will be delivered through Rackspace’s Control Panel, as a point-and-click self-service interface. The goal of the automated software is to enable customers to easily move workloads to AWS. According to the press release, it will also display “optimal locations, instance sizing and cost comparisons for the customer environments to be migrated.”

Migration Service Delivery

Additionally, Rackspace engineers can utilize AWS Professional Services from a shared workspace. The shared workspace will be located at Rackspace’s headquarters, and will enable Rackspace to quickly and efficiently migrate or provision new apps on AWS. This will help customers leverage extensive solutions expertise and ongoing support from Rackspace throughout the migration process.

Solution and Migration Advisory Services

Rackspace customers will now have access to AWS-specific technical resources to help plan the entire migration process. Rackspace will be able to “assess current workloads including server types and configurations, network topology, evaluate security, governance and compliance requirements and design the systems architecture from the AWS catalogue that is the best fit for the customers’ workloads.”

Prashanth Chandrasekar, vice president and general manager of Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS business said, “As an AWS Managed Services Partner, Rackspace now offers customers a wide range of services including migrations, architecture and cloud automation professional services, in addition to ongoing managed services. We are proud to back all of these capabilities with Rackspace’s industry-leading Fanatical Support.”

For more details, read the full release here.