GT Software joins the Rackspace Partner Program to Drive Mainframe Workload to the Cloud

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Combination of cloud infrastructure, software suite, and focused services offering provides new options for legacy migration that help reduce risk, cut costs and ensure application vitality

GT Software, a leading provider of enterprise modernization solutions, today announced that it has joined the partner program for Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX). This relationship provides a cloud infrastructure and services program that enables organizations to take legacy mainframe applications, data and processing to the Rackspace cloud environment.

GT Software announced the news at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2012 Conference, which delivers CIOs and other senior IT executives with the latest research and best practices to leverage IT to create competitive differentiation.

The GT Software Cloud launch is part of a collaborative effort with Rackspace, the open cloud company. Membership in the Rackspace Partner Program allows GT Software to incorporate Rackspace cloud services into its product and services portfolio.

“GT Software has a 30-year history in the legacy mainframe market, and our solutions are laser-focused on helping companies derive value from their technology investments,” said Eric Nelson, president of GT Software. “The GT Software cloud solutions, used in concert with the Rackspace solutions, enable companies to quickly and flexibly migrate legacy mainframe applications, data and workload into the Rackspace cloud.”

Cloud computing offers many benefits, including cost efficiency, application flexibility and reliability. By working with Rackspace, GT Software is providing companies with a greater ability to leverage existing data, information and processes, while using the flexibility of cloud computing to deliver advanced applications and services.

GT Software products and services support all major cloud deployment models including, private, public and hybrid cloud scenarios. In addition to moving problematic or under-utilized legacy applications to the cloud, the new offering enables organizations to use the cloud to off-load batch processing with hybrid GT Software solutions.

“As with all our relationships, our customers’ priorities are paramount. By joining the Rackspace Partner Program, GT Software is enabling its customers to leverage legacy mainframe data, processes and information while realizing the true benefits of cloud computing that help drive innovation and deliver key business services,” said Christopher Rajiah, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Rackspace.

About GT Software
GT Software provides enterprise modernization solutions across a variety of platforms. By using GT Software’s solutions, enterprises are able to extend the value of their mainframe infrastructure investments and leverage them in new business initiatives including mobile, web, and cloud applications. In addition, the company delivers a continuum of mainframe applications from modernizing in place, to .Net, to the cloud that drastically reduce costs while increasing performance and productivity.

For more than 30 years, GT Software has provided mainframe expertise to more than 2000 organizations around the globe – delivering a cost-effective approach to modernizing or migrating existing mainframe assets as a way to optimize technology and achieve business goals. For more information, visit http://www.gtsoftware.com.

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