Rackspace has become the first managed services support partner for the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as the two companies collaborate on a new managed services offering expected to launch later this year.
The managed support services will offer GCP customers added cloud architecture support, onboarding, data migration expertise, as well as ongoing operational support for customers, to help ensure optimal cloud application performance.
“The strategic relationship with Google is an exciting launch that addresses a growing market need,” said Patrick Lee, general manager of the Google business at Rackspace. “The momentum around GCP is building, and as businesses move workloads to this platform, they’re looking for expertise and a support partner to help with that journey.”
The two companies are currently working to extend on-call engineering support to their shared customers. Rackspace already has Google Certified Professionals on staff.
The alliance may be instrumental in helping Rackspace to build stronger momentum in a highly competitive industry environment.