XPLANE’s Partner Rackspace Helps Navigate Your Journey to the Cloud

XPL_RACK_1601_Navigating_r03-02.pngBig businesses need to rethink the way they work if they want to avoid extinction. Now, winning companies are ones that can quickly respond to market changes, adapt to business fluctuations, and ensure that the entire org is all moving toward the same goals. To provide companies with these skills, our partners at Rackspace are proud to announce their newest venture: Global Solutions and Services.

As Rackspace’s Vice President of Global Solutions and Services, Rachel Cassidy says it, “IT transformation is critical for companies that want to stay ahead of disruptions while accelerating growth and innovation, but it’s not easy. Rackspace is here to help as little or as much as our customers need at any point along their cloud journey, including up-front planning, assessment, design, migration, management, and continuous optimization.” Many companies don’t currently have the skills available to dedicate to this type of transformation, the experience and lessons learned from doing these types of transformations every day, or the tools and methodologies to help streamline processes and provide best practice support for this type of transformation. Rackspace’s new professional service package helps businesses begin their transformation.

 


“IT transformation is critical for companies that want to stay ahead of disruptions while accelerating growth and innovation, but it’s not easy. Rackspace is here to help as little or as much as our customers need at any point along their cloud journey, including up-front planning, assessment, design, migration, management, and continuous optimization.”

Rachel Cassidy
Rackspace Vice President of Global Solutions and Services



We partnered with Rackspace to visually explain a company’s journey to the cloud, where their expertise and experience with major cloud platforms come into play, and how they can help guide you on the right path to ensure you stay on course.


Breakdown silos

Whether your teams are separated by floors in the HQ tower or time zones across the globe, the cloud makes it possible to collaborate across your company. Move from a divided company to a connected one where teams are working together on the same projects and towards the same goals in real time. The cloud connects your teams, consolidates knowledge, and develops governance, all from one data center.


Promote organizational innovation and agility

Old systems break under the pressure of growing and changing organizations. As XPLANE founder Dave Gray says, “Stability can be an asset, but in today’s turbulent times it is more often a liability. What organizations need today is adaptiveness: the ability to evolve.” The cloud platform allows you to start creating a culture of innovation because it is a malleable system that has room to scale, grow, and change with your changing state of business. By implementing a platform that allows quick and rapid changes, you open the door for fast prototyping and experimentation within your organization… and that’s where the best innovation comes from.


“Stability can be an asset, but in today’s turbulent times it is more often a liability. What organizations need today is adaptiveness: the ability to evolve."

Dave Gray
XPLANE Founder and Chief Marketing Officer



Reduce risk

Eliminating as many risks as possible increases your chances for success. That’s why Rackspace’s new cloud platform is constantly testing their technology, scanning for weaknesses, and iterating on their platform. “Many… businesses lack the in-house resources and skills required to complete this type of transformation, from the upfront planning and execution to the ongoing management of their new cloud solutions,” Rackspace’s PR Manager, Brandon Brunson says. Reduce risk by putting Rackspace’s reliable cloud experts on your team to constantly monitor, troubleshoot, and ensure your most important data is always controlled and secure.


Address your organization’s unique needs

There is no ‘one-size-fits’ all solution to fix unique organizational problems and every customer has a different set of priorities, timelines, workloads and resources driving their transformation initiative. That’s where a Rackspace trusted cloud advisor can help our customers create a detailed roadmap for success based on their specific needs and expertise. According to Rachel Cassidy, Rackspace now even “individually tailors while leveraging best practices and lessons learned, the process, from planning and assessment, to design to migration and on-going optimization, to your unique needs” to ensure you get exactly what your company needs, how you need it.


The journey to the cloud can be confusing with a list of roadblocks along the way. View and download our XPLANATiON to help navigate your path to IT transformation.

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