Rackspace Expands to Strengthen IT as a Service Capabilities in Asia
Helping Businesses to Accelerate Digital Transformation
, 28 May 2018
-- With a commitment to delivering true transformation as a service across applications, data, security and infrastructure, Rackspace® is looking forward to more growth and expansion in Asia in 2018. The company is experiencing significant momentum, as it helps the region’s businesses make better use of multiple private, public and hybrid clouds, managed hosting and co-location to manage mission-critical workloads at scale as they embark on their digital transformation.
Following its acquisition of Datapipe, the 2017 recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Pacific Managed Cloud Service Provider of the Year award, Rackspace has successfully integrated the company’s people, capabilities and data center infrastructure into its operations in Asia. The Datapipe acquisition is the largest in Rackspace’s history and follows last year’s buyout of TriCore Solutions, a leader in the management of enterprise applications.
Rackspace now has partnerships with the world’s top public cloud infrastructure platforms: Alibaba Cloud®, Amazon Web Services®, Google Cloud Platform® and Microsoft Azure®. This complements its deep experience in private, public and hybrid clouds and managed hosting, including long-standing partnerships with VMware and OpenStack. Rackspace also offers managed services for enterprise applications in the Oracle® and SAP® ecosystems and for digital marketing and e-commerce, alongside co-location services via world-class data centers across the region.
“With its recent strategic acquisitions, Rackspace is uniquely poised to tackle the growing needs of its Asia-region customers,” said Rackspace Asia Vice President and General Manager, Colin Chan. “Customer success is at the heart of what we do and we’re thrilled to help businesses navigate the challenges of migrating, scaling and securing their business as they embark on their digital transformation. We see tremendous growth opportunities for Asia and we’re looking forward to continuing our emphasis on the region in the coming years.”
Reinhard Waldinger, managing director, Rackspace International GmbH, noted, “With Chan at the helm of a powerhouse regional leadership team and a combined workforce of more than 500 specialists in Asia, Rackspace is now uniquely positioned to extend our world-famous Fanatical Experience and results-obsessed, 24x7x365 customer service to mainland China to proactively minimize and rapidly resolve issues and support customers’ business success.”
Formerly the Vice President and General Manager for Datapipe Asia, Chan heads up a strengthened Rackspace Asia management team that includes:
• Vice President of Sales, North Asia, Martin Yan
• Head of Sales, South Asia, Ali Azarian
• Head of Digital and Tech Alliances, Asia, Dave Mommen
• Head of Professional Services, Asia, Gene Tang
• Head of Solution Architecture, Asia, Matthew Heap
• Head of Cloud Practice, Asia, Stevie Walsh
• Director of Marketing, Asia, Jasmine Ee
In April, Rackspace was ranked No. 9 on Great Place to Work’s Best Workplace in Asia 2018 list. This comes on the heels of other recent Rackspace recognitions, including being named “Expert Partner of the Year for Hong Kong” by Alibaba Cloud.
Organizations across Asia Pacific are increasingly adopting cloud technologies and infrastructure to enable digital transformation. Public, Private and Hybrid cloud architectures are enabling organizations to build more agile infrastructures and overcome challenges associated with traditional on-premise deployment models,” Nishchal Khorana, Director - Emerging Technologies, Cloud & Data Center-Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan said. “Rackspace is now uniquely positioned to partner with enterprises and address their cloud requirements. A global presence, strong services portfolio and strategic partnerships with technology vendors and public cloud services providers strengthens Rackspace's value proposition to existing and potential customers.”
Yusen Logistics, a global logistics provider, is a prime example of how Rackspace is helping its customers navigate the challenges of digital transformation. The customer expresses confidence in Rackspace’s expanded capabilities and strengthened managed services in Asia. “Rackspace’s expertise in architecting, building and maintaining a cloud environment was a perfect fit to meet our cloud transformation needs. Its 24x7x365 monitoring coupled with ITIL service management and security services gave us peace of mind. We no longer had to worry about infrastructure downtime or end of support of our hardware and software,” said Suresh Subramaniam, CIO of SAOR region for Yusen Logistics. “Rackspace is our trusted partner and we are delighted to see them grow bigger and stronger, with their capabilities to help businesses master the digital transformation journey.”
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Rackspace is a leading provider of IT as a service in today’s multi-cloud world. It delivers expert advice and integrated managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure, including public and private clouds and managed hosting. Rackspace partners with every leading technology provider, including Alibaba, AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP, and VMware. The company is uniquely positioned to provide unbiased expertise on which technologies will best serve each customer’s needs. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide and has been honored by Fortune, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Rackspace serves more than 140,000 business customers, including most of the Fortune 100, from data centers on five continents. Learn more at http://www.rackspace.com
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