GSS is Rackspace's service to move your data into the cloud

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Rackspace has announced the release of Global Solutions and Services (GSS), which aims to help small and medium sized businesses move to the cloud with an end-to-end service provided by Rackspace architects and engineers.

The specialists will work with organisations to plan, assess, design, migrate, manage and optimise their move to the cloud, ensuring it meets the business' needs, while also providing the performance, agility and costs the company specifies.

“As more businesses look to move IT operations out of the data centre, they recognise that they need help transitioning to multi-cloud models,” said Rachel Cassidy, vice president of global solutions and services at Rackspace, said.

“In response to customer demand, we’re expanding our managed cloud portfolio to offer professional services not only to the SMB and mid-market customers we have served for nearly two decades, but also to our fast-growing stable of enterprise customers.”

These services will be offered regardless of the cloud platform a business is using thanks to Rackspace's strategic relationships with AWS, Microsoft and Google, which allows it to offer the full range of services across platforms.

It will also support private cloud infrastructures offered by VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack to ensure anyone can take advantage of its expertise.

“Rackspace operates one of the largest VMware footprints in the world, and we employ thousands of specialised cloud experts across multiple platforms," Cassidy added.

"With this breadth and depth of expertise, we are uniquely suited to help guide our customers through every phase of their cloud journey. We provide everything from front-end assessments and guidance to full migration services and ongoing operational support, depending on the customer's needs. Our goal is to relieve customers of the complexity of moving to multiple clouds, allowing them to focus on their core business.”

Clare Hopping
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