Datapipe Named 2017 APAC Managed Cloud Service Provider of the Year for the Second Year in a Row

Today, I’m proud to announce that leading market research firm Frost & Sullivan has named Datapipe as the 2017 Asia Pacific (APAC) Managed Cloud Service Provider of the Year. Winners were selected based on performance during the 2016 financial year. This marks the second year in a row we’ve won this award, and we’re honored that Frost & Sullivan continues to recognize our leadership and performance in the region.

The cloud computing market in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is currently experiencing a period of rapid growth that doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. According to Frost & Sullivan, the APAC cloud computing market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.4 percent between now and 2022. We’ve long recognized the enormous growth potential in the APAC region, and have committed to growing our presence in Asia to better serve our customers.

2016 was a big year for Datapipe in this regard. First, we were named a global managed service provider partner of Alibaba Cloud, making it easier for our customers in China to expand globally and giving our international customers the ability to more quickly scale in the region. In addition, Microsoft named us as one of only four Direct Cloud Solution Providers in Hong Kong, and we were recognized by the Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards for Innovation in Customer Service.

The rapid growth and maturity of our cloud offering in the region, combined with our diverse partner ecosystem and localized go-to-market strategies, both demonstrate our commitment to growing our presence in Asia and were key components in our Frost & Sullivan award win.

This latest win builds on Datapipe’s recent global momentum, coming on the heels of additional analyst recognition in North America, Europe, and Asia. With a presence in 15 cities around the world, we understand the importance of global capabilities, and our clients can feel confident that their experience with Datapipe will be exceptional no matter where they are. Our global capabilities provide clients with consistent performance, service experience, reliability, and resiliency, and it enables seamless digital transformations around the world.

As cloud computing continues to become increasingly global in nature, it’s important for customers to have a managed service provider (MSP) they can rely on to guide them on their cloud journey as they scale their business worldwide, and we’re happy to be that MSP for our customers around the world.

To learn more about our recent analyst and awards recognitions, please visit: https://www.datapipe.com/about/awards.

Datapipe has joined forces with Rackspace to create the world’s leader in multi-cloud managed services. Learn more about the acquisition here.

Rich Dolan serves as Senior Director of Rackspace Corporate Marketing, which includes analyst relations, public and media relations, blog, customer reference, social marketing, brand and content management. Previously Senior Vice President of Marketing for Datapipe, Rich made the move to Rackspace after it acquired Datapipe in late 2017. Rich spent 16 years at Datapipe, developing and driving its world class marketing team as the company grew into one of the leading global managed service providers, from the early days as a start up to a global enterprise player. He built and oversaw digital marketing and demand generation, event management, content management, internal communications, brand management, partner marketing and web properties. Rich managed the consolidation of marketing resources from five acquisitions, and led Datapipe to thirteen Gartner Magic Quadrant recognitions across the globe, including four placements in the Leaders quadrant. Before Datapipe, Rich spent four years with web design firm RareMedium, where he designed and architected web presences and client facing applications for Madison Square Garden, JP Morgan, Atlantis, XM Radio and Credit Suisse First Boston. Rich graduated summa cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology with a BA in computer graphics. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.