Pivotal Names Rackspace 2018 Managed Service Provider Partner of the Year

Since Rackspace introduced Managed Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry last July, we’ve seen rapid growth of this powerful service among enterprises.

These organizations wanted the efficient deployment and increased productivity benefits of PCF, but also needed a comprehensive management solution to further accelerate deployment to the cloud and cloud-native applications.

Working directly with Pivotal, Rackspace developed a flexible managed services solution that allows customers to deploy in a way that works best for them, while providing end-to-end management of the most complex tasks required to maintain the Pivotal platform.

Just one year later, Pivotal has named Rackspace its 2018 Managed Service Provider Partner of the Year, highlighting the trusted partnership between Rackspace and Pivotal engineers to design and execute best fit solutions for each of our customer’s needs.

“I am delighted to announce that Rackspace has received the Managed Service Provider of the Year award,” said Nick Cayou, Vice President of Global Ecosystem, Pivotal Software. “This award recognizes a partner with a distinguished offering for operating Pivotal’s software on behalf of customers.”

Rackspace accepted the award last night at SpringOne Platform 2018 in Washington D.C., where we are showcasing our Rackspace Managed Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Google Cloud Platform.

Rackspace provides a turnkey managed service for PCF customers focused on new application development. With unbiased expertise across clouds, we manage PCF on any public or private cloud including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack and VMware, as well as hybrid and on-premise infrastructure.

Our engineers take a proactive, results-obsessed approach to deploying and managing workloads on PCF, freeing users to focus on their applications and further increase customer time-to-value. Rackspace’s 24x7x365 on-demand operational expertise allows our customers to invest in their developers and deliver software faster.

Customer adoption

Leading retail and financial organizations are relying on Rackspace to ensure that their PCF environment is secure, performant and scalable, allowing them to concentrate their engineering on innovation in their core business.

For example, a financial services company in a rapidly growing market came to us to offload the management of PCF. Rackspace helped architect and quickly deploy PCF in a repeatable and sustainable manner. The customer realized operational and cost benefits from delivering code faster and meeting an aggressive delivery schedule and re-invested those funds by adding value-add developers to the team.

“We’ve seen tremendous momentum in the past year, and are looking forward to helping more organizations accelerate their operationalization of PCF and focus on producing high value applications,” said Andrew Cathrow, Rackspace Senior Director of Product Management.

“We are honored to receive the 2018 Pivotal Managed Service Provider Partner of the Year Award and use our multi-cloud expertise help customers get the most from their PCF investment.”

Brooke Jackson is a product marketing manager for Rackspace Private Cloud solutions, including Microsoft Azure Stack, Hyper-V and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. She has been a Racker since 2009 and has more than 15 years of experience in product management and marketing. Brooke earned her BS and MBA from Virginia Tech, and lives in Blacksburg, VA with her family. You can find Brooke on LinkedIn.

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