Managed cloud services and security solutions provider Rackspace today announced the acquisition of Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed services provider Onica. The impending acquisition will add Onica’s AWS expertise and advisory capabilities to Rackspace’s managed cloud portfolio — a useful asset as more users turn to professional service providers to help them achieve success with public cloud solutions. The terms of the acquisition have not yet been revealed, but Rackspace expects the deal to close in late Q4 2019.
“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,” said 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.”
Founded in 2014, Onica has grown to over 350 consultants and has earned more than 500 AWS certifications. They recently won CRN’s Triple Crown Award for their growth as an AWS consultancy provider over the past years. Rackspace, a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide Magic Quadrant, will not take over leadership of Onica following the acquisition.
“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,” said 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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