The newly formed Rackspace Application Services will provide partner managed cloud for SAP software solutions, under an agreement announced Tuesday.
The Rackspace Application Services business unit was launched as a replacement for its Managed Application Services in May, and recast in June, following the company’s acquisition of TriCore Solutions, with former TriCore CEO Mark Clayman in charge.
“With this relationship, we’re providing a one-stop-shop for hosted services for SAP solutions – from software acquisition to ongoing support, all with one cloud delivery model – to directly address the customer pain points associated with today’s complex and distributed business environment,” said Clayman, now SVP and general manager of Rackspace Application Services. “By delivering a partner managed cloud, we’re allowing customers to quickly adopt the latest transformative SAP technologies without the high cost often associated with innovation.”
Rackspace will offer affordable, ready-to-use SAP solutions hosted in its private cloud on a subscription basis, according to the announcement. Rackspace will also offer its application migration, implementation, management, and support services to its SAP customers.
TriCore specialized in application management, particularly Oracle and SAP, and Rackspace Application Services is an SAP silver partner, certified in hosting SAP and in HANA operations services.
Rackspace is also adding multi-cloud management

 

Rackspace has reached an agreement to acquire managed services competitor Datapipe, expanding its management capabilities for multiple clouds at scale, according to an announcement today.
The deal is the largest acquisition Rackspace has ever made “by far,” according to CEO Joe Eazor, and brings to it Datapipe’s experience with high-profile public sector customers in the U.S. and U.K., as well as enterprise services, software, and tooling, and colocation services on four continents, to help customers migrate away from corporate data centers.
It also boosts Rackspace data center presence on the U.S. West Coast, and in Brazil, mainland China, and Russia, all large markets where the company currently has little or no presence. Finally, it gives Rackspace managed services on the Alibaba Cloud.
“The reason we’re buying them is that we want to extend our leadership in multi-cloud services,” Rackspace chief strategy officer Matt Bradley told TechCrunch. “It’s a sign and signal that we’re going for it.” Bradley also said that the combined company will be the largest provider both of private cloud and managed hosting. It will have over 6,700 employees, and $2.4 billion in annual revenue, TechCrunch reports.
Datapipe customers gain Rackspace’s experience with Microsoft, VMware and OpenStack clouds, Managed Google Compute Platform, and managed enterprise applications such as Oracle and SAP.
“Our customers are looking for help as they spread their

 

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Equinix this week announced partnerships with two very different cloud service providers.
One is with the German enterprise software giant SAP, whose Customer Relationship Management (CRM) cloud infrastructure can now be accessed directly via private network links inside Equinix data centers. SAP has second-largest CRM market share after Salesforce.

The other deal is with Rescale, a provider of high-performance computing infrastructure as a service. Rescale’s IaaS cloud is also now accessible by Equinix customers through direct connections that bypass the public internet. Rescale will offer access to its new ScaleX HyperLink infrastructure to meet enterprise users’ burst requirements. In other words, if your on-premises data center cannot handle a spike in demand, you’ll be able to add cloud capacity temporarily using this service.
A Big Deal for SAP
The partnership with SAP brings direct connections to the enterprise SaaS at eight Equinix data centers. This is important for SAP, considering that its biggest competitor in the CRM arena — industry leader Salesforce — began offering direct connections through Equinix in February.
“SAP joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange platform to address customer requirements for enterprise hybrid architecture in an environment that lends itself to the very highest levels of performance and reliability,” Christoph Boehm, senior vice president and head of SAP’s Cloud Delivery

 

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Equinix this week announced partnerships with two very different cloud service providers.
One is with the German enterprise software giant SAP, whose Customer Relationship Management (CRM) cloud infrastructure can now be accessed directly via private network links inside Equinix data centers. SAP has second-largest CRM market share after Salesforce.

The other deal is with Rescale, a provider of high-performance computing infrastructure as a service. Rescale’s IaaS cloud is also now accessible by Equinix customers through direct connections that bypass the public internet. Rescale will offer access to its new ScaleX HyperLink infrastructure to meet enterprise users’ burst requirements. In other words, if your on-premises data center cannot handle a spike in demand, you’ll be able to add cloud capacity temporarily using this service.
A Big Deal for SAP
The partnership with SAP brings direct connections to the enterprise SaaS at eight Equinix data centers. This is important for SAP, considering that its biggest competitor in the CRM arena — industry leader Salesforce — began offering direct connections through Equinix in February.
“SAP joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange platform to address customer requirements for enterprise hybrid architecture in an environment that lends itself to the very highest levels of performance and reliability,” Christoph Boehm, senior vice president and head of SAP’s Cloud Delivery

 

To meet the specific requirements of industries, software solutions provider SAP has created a dedicated Industry Cloud computing organization to develop prescriptive, industry-based cloud roadmaps for businesses spanning 25 industries.

 

Microsoft and Germany based software giant SAP announced an extended partnership today to deliver more options to enterprise customers. The partnership between the two companies spans over 20 years and will expand to focus even more on cloud services and mobile compatibility. They plan to increase customer productivity through greater…

 

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Pivotal, the company behind the open-source Platform-as-a-Service software Cloud Foundry, has announced Cloud Foundry’s new open governance model and foundation with members that include EMC, VMware, IBM, HP, SAP and Rackspace.

 

Business software giant SAP announced this week that it is revising its profit targets to invest in cloud. SAP expects cloud revenues of between $4 and $4.75 billion in 2017.

 

January 29, 2013 — IT giant IBM announced on Tuesday is has expanded availability for its cloud service to five continents, as well as opened a new data center in Spain to host SAP applications and other core operations.

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