Rackspace Launches Professional Services Built Around AWS

Sure, why not, the demand is there! Rackspace, one of the biggest names in hosting, launched its new portfolio of Professional Services for AWS on Thursday.

The company describes these as deep, customized expertise built around the Amazon Web Services platform, and ready to meet the growing demand from customers of all sizes that need help managing these cloud workloads.

Rackspace bills these as set of managed services that are designed to support customers that are both either just getting started with AWS, or those who are growing their AWS investment.

Services include architectural design, migrations, cloud automation and DevOps.

As noted by Prashanth Chandrasekar, vice president & general manager of Fanatical Support for AWS at Rackspace:

“We are seeing significant interest from AWS customers for specialized expertise in discrete, value added areas, and we are committed to developing our offers and capabilities to help them fully leverage AWS throughout the entirety of their cloud journey.”

While Todd Weatherby, vice president of AWS Professional Services Worldwide said in a statement:

“At AWS, we’re excited about helping customers realize their target business outcomes more quickly through a combination of Rackspace’s migration capabilities, and Fanatical Support with our AWS architects and implementation specialists.”

Rackspace has been investing heavily in its managed AWS practice, with company president Jeff Cotton saying not too long ago that it was the fastest growing area of business Rackspace ever had.

The company was recently recognized as a Premier Consulting partner in the AWS Partner Network, with its AWS team is comprised of experts that have attained more than 800 AWS technical certifications.