Rackspace Hosting Acquires SharePoint911
Rackspace said it can help further accelerate adoption of SharePoint, one of the fastest-growing applications in the business productivity segment.Cloud computing specialist Rackspace Hosting announced its acquisition of SharePoint911, a provider of SharePoint consulting, training and "JumpStart" services within SharePoint. The unification of both companies provides capabilities to deliver SharePoint hosting solutions along with services to the enterprise market. "For several years, Rackspace has focused on providing managed SharePoint infrastructure," says John Engates, chief technology officer at Rackspace. "We are thrilled to have the world-class expertise of SharePoint911 on our team to give us greater application delivery service capabilities. SharePoint911 will add the talent and expertise to our teams to make SharePoint deployments easier for our customers while increasing their scalability and performance through better integration of the workload and infrastructure."
Rackspace entered the managed SharePoint market in 2008 with a service offering that helped companies deal with the complexities of managing SharePoint environments. The Fanatical Support provided by Rackspace allows BHWM to scale and reach just like a global enterprise at the right cost, said John Stuart, chief information officer at Beverly Hills Wealth Management. Combining SharePoint911s professional services and MVP staff is a valuable addition to the Rackspace proposition. I am excited to see two of BHWMs service providers find each other independently and expand their offering as a team.