Ray Kalustyan Joins Managed Cloud Company Rackspace
March 29, 2019
Ray Kalustyan has joined managed cloud company Rackspace Hosting Inc. (Rackspace). San Antonio, Texas-based Rackspace has a range of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) offerings that leverage cloud solutions provided by Alibaba, AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP and VMware. The company helps customers “get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments”. Mr. Kalustyan joins Rackspace as its Vice President and General Manager of Government Solutions.
Mr. Kalustyan is an industry veteran who brings several decades of experience to his new role. Prior to joining Rackspace he worked as Group Vice President and General Manager at Oracle where he served government entities in the company’s cloud and on-premise professional services division. In his career he has held executive positions at Fiserv, EDS, Getronics, Logica and Unisys. Very early in his career he spent a number of years at IBM. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Susquehanna University and has qualifications from the University of Chicago and London Business School. He also holds an MBA from the Kogod School of Business at the American University. At Rackspace he will will work out of New Jersey and Reston, Virginia and draw on his experience selling government cloud solutions.
“Rackspace has a tremendous brand in the tech industry and the ability to bring forth an unbiased point of view is unique,” he said on the company’s blog. “When you work for an original equipment manufacturer or ISV like SAP or Oracle, the answer is always that company’s technology. But at Rackspace, we have the ability to truly be an objective point of view, a trusted resource and advisor. We bring in expertise to really understand customers’ challenges and requirements, and then bring forth exactly the right solution, regardless of the manufacturer of that technology. And that is incredibly powerful”.
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