Managed Cloud Company Rackspace to Acquire Managed Services and Cloud Consulting Company Onica

November 8, 2019
Managed Cloud Company Rackspace to Acquire Managed Services and Cloud Consulting Company Onica
Managed cloud company Rackspace has announced plans to acquire managed services and cloud consulting company Onica. The news comes on the heels of Kevin M. Jones joining the San Antonio, Texas-based company earlier this year. Established in 1998, Rackspace provides a range of services and leverages solutions provided by Alibaba, AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP and VMware to offer customers bespoke managed services. The acquisition will enhance its AWS Managed Cloud capability by bringing “Onica’s innovative professional services capabilities” to the company.

Onica is a “full-spectrum integrator” that helps “hundreds of companies realize the value, efficiency, and productivity of the cloud.” With headquarters in Santa Monica, California, United States, it offers cloud consulting and managed services that help “businesses enable, operate, and innovate on the cloud”. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Services provider, the company specializes in AWS services. Its offerings extend to ‘Big Data’, cloud migration, security, compliance, and Internet of Things (IoT) options. Financial aspects of the deal were not released, but it was announced Onica’s “strategic advisory, architecture and engineering and application development” will be absorbed by Rackspace. Completion is expected before the New Year.

“As a cloud pioneer, Onica has established itself as one of the largest pure-play AWS consultancies, with an unmatched reputation for true capability leadership with AWS and customers,” explained Rackspace’s CEO Kevin Jones. “This acquisition will strengthen our ability to meet all of our customer needs on AWS, and together, we will have the most complete set of professional services and managed service capabilities in the industry. Rackspace is known for providing Fanatical Experience™ to its customers and Onica’s customer-first mindset is a natural culture fit. We are thrilled to welcome Stephen, Tolga and the talented Onica team to the Racker family.”

“By combining our capabilities with Rackspace’s global presence, resources and scale, we will be better positioned to achieve our mission of helping customers innovate using AWS,” added Onica’s CEO, Stephen Garden. “We pride ourselves on delivering results for customers, and in Rackspace we have found a partner that shares our passion for providing a customer-obsessed experience.”

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