Rackspace is a multi-cloud technology services company which officially launched in the Middle East and Africa in March. Its non-biased approach to cloud means it provides managed services for customers wishing to migrate to all the major hyperscalers includes AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Rackspace accelerates the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation, across applications, data, security, hybrid and multiple clouds worldwide. It provides cloud specialists with continuous modernisation and Rackspace Service Blocks.
In December 2019, Rackspace completed the acquisition of Onica, an Amazon Web Services, Premier Consulting Partner. The addition of Onica to the Rackspace team expands the company’s professional and managed services portfolio, including expertise in Application Modernisation, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Containers, and Serverless Computing. Onica has a large delivery centre in Egypt.
Rackspace have started bringing over tools and datacentre assets from Europe and globally. Rackspace have a DevOps resource globally and a delivery centre in Egypt. Rackspace partners with the hyperscalers and supports customers through providing managed services.
In March 2020, Rackspace launched their regional office in Dubai, led by George Pawlyszyn. Rackspace are expanding resources in the region to further align to local customers. Rackspace have over 500 clients in region with service level agreements. Clients welcome establishment of Service Management and Consulting and DevOps capabilities in region.
Rackspace is top-tier certified with all the hyperscalers to provide services in-country from their centres. Where there is a specific in-country need that cannot be met by these solutions, Rackspace can provide hybrid solutions.
Rackspace is platform agnostic and unbiased in its approach. Rackspace has top tier certifications and executes and manage some of the largest workloads for the hyperscalers as well as having a long heritage in delivering OpenStack cloud services.
Rackspace are a global and leading partner of AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. The partnerships have value addition to clients and the hyperscalers welcome Rackspace as an enabler for managed services. Rackspace have been in the cloud business for over 21 years.
Rackspace have multiple partners with regard to software and services particularly with the hyperscalers and hardware and software providers. Rackspace will continue to explore local service partners where this adds value to clients.
Rackspace provide managed services for Microsoft, Google and AWS. Rackspace has strong partnership globally with Salesforce and SAP and supports Oracle Solutions.
Rackspace provide a wide range of e-commerce and web hosted applications as well as monitoring and security products. Rackspace have a significant base in GCC, Turkey and Africa. Its customers span across various market segments and verticals.
By George Pawlyszyn, General Manager, Middle East and Africa, Rackspace.