Rackspace a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure

Rackspace Recognised as a Leader in Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services Worldwide for the Third Consecutive Year

 By 2024, more than 50% of cloud service deals will include both application development services and cloud infrastructure professional and managed services, up from 10% in 2019,”  Gartner states.

LONDON – March 12, 2019 – Rackspace® has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the 2019 report Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide. This is the third year running that it has been recognised for completeness of vision and ability to execute.

The technology services company offers Fanatical Experience and has recently introduced innovative pricing and subscription as a service offerings across its Public Cloud offerings called Service Blocks.

“To us, our positioning in the Leaders quadrant for the third year running validates that our relentless aim for Fanatical Experience, together with innovative offerings, leads to increased customer success,” said Darren Norfolk, Managing Director, EMEA of Rackspace.

“All companies are undergoing some level of digital transformation and we are best placed to accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of this. We believe that Gartner’s recognition brings us a step closer to our aim of being the best technology services company in the world.”

Rackspace is the only cloud services company to offer a wide-ranging portfolio of managed services across cloud, infrastructure, data, security and applications. As the industry’s leading next generation cloud service provider, Rackspace closes the gap between the complex reality of today and the promise of tomorrow, meeting customers where they are and partnering with them on their digital transformation journey.

“Rackspace is rapidly innovating and evolving our cloud services offerings to give customers the flexibility they need to transform their business. We are proud to be recognised by Gartner. We believe it is a testament to our advanced portfolio of end-to-end cloud services and next generation expertise,” said Prashanth Chandrasekar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud & Infrastructure Services at Rackspace. “While traditional managed service providers are unable to keep pace with the rapidly growing cloud ecosystem and shifting customer requirements, Rackspace is leading the evolution of next generation cloud service providers.”

Rackspace is among the 19 providers assessed by Gartner, and is positioned in the Leaders quadrant. Gartner has renamed the report to Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services Worldwide in 2019 to reflect the professional services market trend, which we feel reveals how dynamic this market remains.

For more information on Rackspace’s position as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Service Providers Worldwide, please view a complimentary copy of the full report here.

Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Service Providers, Worldwide”, Craig Lowery, To Chee Eng, et al., 26 February 2019.

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About Rackspace

At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximise their IT investments.  We are uniquely positioned to close the gap between the complex reality of today and the promise of tomorrow. Passionate about customer success, we provide unbiased expertise, based on proven results, across all the leading technologies. And across every interaction worldwide, we deliver Fanatical Experience™. Rackspace has been honoured by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Learn more at www.rackspace.com.

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Devika Mistry

Devika.Mistry@rackspace.co.uk

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