Rackspace Named Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services

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Gartner has published its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide and, for the fourth consecutive year, Rackspace has been named a Leader.

The Magic Quadrant is a series of market research reports that are compiled using Gartner’s proprietary qualitative data analysis methods. The reports highlight current market trends and demonstrate the level of maturity of companies.

The Magic Quadrants plot the position of a company based on its ability to execute and its completeness of vision. A low score in each sees companies categorized as Niche Players, a high score for ability to execute with a low score for completeness of vision sees companies classed as Challengers. A relatively low ability to execute score but high score for completeness of vision sees companies classed as Visionaries, while high scores in both see companies named Leaders.

20 public cloud infrastructure managed and professional services providers were rated in this year’s report, 10 of which were placed in the Leader’s Quadrant. According to Gartner, Leaders “have a track record of successful delivery of high-quality professional and managed services that thoughtfully exploit the capabilities of the cloud platform. They are well-positioned to continue delivering leading-edge services in the future.”

The past 12 months have seen Rackspace expand its range of managed services significantly, helped by the addition of cloud-native services leader Onica. The acquisition of Onica has allowed Rackspace to expand in the areas of Application Modernization, Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Containers and Serverless Computing and further cements its position as a leading global provider of managed cloud services.

“Being recognized as a Leader in this report underscores our proven track record and commitment to helping our customers increase flexibility, lower costs and innovate as they transition to the cloud,” said Kevin Jones, CEO at Rackspace.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.

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