Technology and Telecommunications Company GCI and Managed Cloud Company Rackspace Partner on Cloud Technology Services
October 19, 2017
Technology and telecommunications company GCI General Communication, Inc. (GCI) and managed cloud company Rackspace have partnered on cloud technology services. GCI, which has headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, United States, was established in 1979. The company specializes in a number of areas including cable TV, mobile and local phone services, video conferencing, managed IT and Internet services. Its partnership with Rackspace is designed to create "innovative new service offerings to serve Alaska customers and expand into new nationwide markets".
Rackspace, who bills itself as "the #1 managed cloud provider", provides services that enable companies to benefit from the cloud without the financial commitments inherent in going it alone. The company offers 'Fanatical Support' and leverages cloud products and services offered by leading platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, and VMware. With customers in 120 countries, Rackspace has won numerous awards globally. GCI's partnership with Rackspace will enable the company to provide scaled cloud capabilities to businesses across the United States.
“GCI is redefining what it means to be a managed service provider and our relationship with Rackspace will advance our capabilities to get us there,” explained GCI Business Services' Senior Vice President and General Manager, Martin Cary. “We’re now able to help our customers improve their operations and connectivity from anywhere in the world. Our customers range from those who already use the cloud, to those just making the move, to those who prefer more local control and access of their networks. Our collaboration with Rackspace allows GCI to provide our customers with strategic guidance and management to maximize the effectiveness of their tailored cloud environments. That enables our customers to focus their resources on their core missions, rather than on technology decisions.”