Managed cloud provider Rackspace expands in New Zealand with the opening of a new office in Auckland. Rackspace that has 119 customers already in New Zealand, now offers additional support to its existing customer network and foster and strengthens new channel relationships.
To offer tailored managed services
It is expected that the Auckland office will complement Rackspace’s current APJ locations across Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore. Rackspace appointed Ian Kerr as the country manager last month. Kerr talked about the Auckland office, saying,
“The expansion will see greater customer care in the region, particularly at a time when organizations are looking to cloud solutions for greater efficiencies and disaster recovery. We are focused on building relationships with any vendors or resellers who would like to take the Rackspace solutions to market either directly or in collaboration with us throughout New Zealand. This investment demonstrates Rackspace’s ongoing commitment to its customers to offer more comprehensive and tailored managed services.”
According to Ker, Rackspace had a significant and unique global channel program for vendors and resellers to leverage, not only solutions but also a full suite services across its public cloud partnerships.
Rackspace, which has been a significant contributor to and user of the OpenStack cloud computing platform, offers free OpenStack public cloud hosting resources over the next six months to anyone that needs massive amounts of computing services to help them combat COVID-19.
Rackspace’s A/NZ managing director Sean Girvin said:
“The expansion will enable Rackspace to bring some of the country’s greatest tech minds together and to continue delivering exceptional experiences to customers. The Auckland office is part of the company’s overall strategy to increase its customer base in the professional services industry globally by 2021.”