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Rackspace takes next step in AWS migration certification

28 Jun 2018

Rackspace has been named an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) Partner.

This programme leverages designated AWS Partner Network (APN) members to provide consulting support, training, and services credits.

Rackspace will leverage its AWS migration expertise to simplify the process for moving workloads and applications to AWS.

As a designated AWS MAP Partner, Rackspace can help customers reduce the risk of migrating to the cloud, build a strong operational foundation, and offset the initial costs of migrations.   

To become a designated AWS MAP Partner, APN Partners must attain the AWS Migration Competency by demonstrating technical proficiency and proven customer success enabling enterprise customers to migrate applications and legacy infrastructure to AWS.

Additionally, AWS MAP Partners must have the documented process to adhere to AWS best practice migration methodologies.

According to a recent report by Gartner, AWS is the provider not only chosen by customers that value innovation and are implementing digital business projects, but it is also preferred by customers that are migrating traditional data centres to cloud IaaS.

“Cloud migration is a complex process often involving interdependencies across legacy environments,” says Rackspace A/NZ director of professional services Emma Pudney.

“It requires specialist knowledge to ensure a successful transition. This new programme enables us to simplify and accelerate cloud migrations for businesses by tapping into Rackspace’s team of experts. We’re excited to be recognised by AWS as an AWS Migration Acceleration Program Partner and look forward to further supporting customers’ digital transformation by applying best practice strategies for migrations to AWS.”

Rackspace has a global team of experts that hold more than 1,000 AWS technical certifications and consistently demonstrates value to customers by providing migration services for business-critical workloads.

As an AWS MAP Partner, Rackspace will help customers migrate to AWS following the specific AWS MAP methodology.

In addition to becoming an AWS MAP Partner, Rackspace has achieved AWS Competency status in seven key areas including Financial Services, Migration, Storage, Microsoft Workloads, Oracle, DevOps, and Marketing and Commerce.

This year, Rackspace was also named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide.

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