Rackspace Receives 2015 Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award

As a company that strives to deliver Fanatical Support for the world’s leading clouds, we at Rackspace are always thrilled to receive recognition from our industry partners for our service and collaboration. That’s why today, Rackers around the business are celebrating the latest partner validation from our friends at VMware.

VMware announced yesterday that Rackspace was named Service Provider Partner of the Year in the 2015 Americas VMware Partner Innovation Awards. The award acknowledges companies around the world for their performance and achievements in the VMware partner ecosystem. Rackspace was chosen from more than 1,200 VMware service providers for our excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2015.

This award represents more than a decade of strategic and technical partnership between our two companies and is a testament to the level of commitment Rackspace has had delivering innovative virtualization and cloud technologies.

In the past year, Rackspace has expanded its VMware services and solutions to help accelerate customers’ adoption of hybrid cloud in a multi-cloud world. We help reduce the cost of purchasing, maintaining and refreshing hardware and the on-premises VMware environment with solutions like:

  • Server Virtualization — a fully managed VMware environment perfect for small and medium-sized businesses that offloads the maintenance and monitoring of the guest OS, VMware software stack and underlying hardware to Rackspace.
  • Dedicated VMware vCenter — offers organizations with large and mature VMware estates the ability to seamlessly extend into Rackspace’s data centers.
  • Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware vCloud — helps customers take the next step in their virtualization journey with a VMware cloud and provides access to advanced automation and virtualization functionality in addition to our VMware experts and infrastructure.

It is these solutions, coupled with Fanatical Support, that create a compelling value for customers and motivated VMware to recognize Rackspace for its innovation as a service provider.

Fanatical Support benefits Rackspace customers by providing 24x7x365 to our certified VMware Engineers who can architect, deploy and troubleshoot customer environments, no matter how complex. Rackspace employs more than 150 VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) and manages over 65,000 VMs and 9,000 hypervisors. After a decade of delivering and supporting VMware hosted solutions, there is little doubt why Rackspace is one of the largest VMware Service providers.

We’re humbled to receive this recognition from one of our long-time partners, and we look forward to continuing to build on our strong partnership with VMware in the future.

Want to know more about how Rackspace can manage your VMware environment? Call us today at (800) 961-2888. Or, if you want to learn about Rackspace Managed VMware solutions, visit www.rackspace.com/vmware. For more technical details, check out our Deep Dive Series, where we go deep into our VMware solution architecture.

Arrian has been involved in the IT industry for nearly 20 years, spanning enterprise engineering architecture to professional services encompassing infrastructure, application and managed services to technical sales and was general manager for the VMware Cloud Practice at Rackspace. Arrian received his degree from a Top 5 engineering university in the US majoring in Computer Engineering and specializing in Computer Science and Information Systems. Arrian started his career in technology by supporting UNIX systems in the utility industry at Southern Company while in Atlanta. Not long after receiving his bachelor’s degree, Arrian relocated to Austin to join Dell in performance analysis of server, workstation, and storage subsystems inclusive of authoring white papers and contributing member of the patent program. Arrian developed multiple competencies by serving in different capacities over his twelve-year career Dell as a presales engineer, a solutions architect, and ultimately a field sales executive through the acquisition of Perot Services developing and closing simple infrastructure projects to large complex multimillion dollar data center outsourcing initiatives.


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