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Rackspace Announces Managed Google Apps for Work

As a Rackspace partner, and customer, I have always praised their outstanding support and as such I’m excited to announce that Rackspace will now provide the same fanatical support for the Google Apps for Work suite through the launch of their new managed Google Apps services.

Rackspace strives each day to provide a world-class service experience on top of best-in-class technologies, and our new managed service offering of Google Apps for Work is a prime example,” Rackspace CEO and president Taylor Rhodes said. “Companies want and need a trustworthy provider to offer technical expertise and support to help them succeed with their cloud applications. This partnership is an exciting step forward in advancing the future of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration.

As a Premier SMB Reseller in the Google for Work Partner Program, Rackspace is offering its managed services to SMBs around the world. The Google Apps for Work at Rackspace is in early access. It is currently available in the US and will roll out internationally in 2015. Google Apps for Work at Rackspace offers small businesses and IT administrators specialized expertise including:

  • Deployment Services – Delivers seamless deployment including provisioning, security configuration and mobile device management.
  • Migration Services – Offers operations assistance to help customers manage the complexities associated with system migrations including DNS configuration and data transfer.
  • Account Management –Provides high-quality account management services, which include utilization and availability reporting options.

This is an ideal time for Rackspace to announce support of Google Apps for Work, as SMBs are looking to the cloud now more than ever before to support the need for office and collaborative applications that can be accessed from anywhere,” Chris Chute, research vice president, Global SMB Cloud and Mobility Practice at IDC said in a statement. “Rackspace’s focus on making SMB businesses successful through its managed cloud services and Fanatical Support team is an advantage for smaller customers who many times require this type of assistance in order to take advantage of the cloud productivity market.

For additional information about the Google Apps for Work at Rackspace early access program and how to sign-up, please visit Googleapps.rackspace.com.

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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