rackAID Joins MSP Partners Vendor Alliance

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rackAID, a leading managed service provider in the web hosting industry, announced today that it has joined MSP Partners, a vendor alliance group. Membership in MSP Partners will accelerate rackAID's product service development allowing rapidly delivery of server management, monitoring and disaster recovery solutions clients.

No one company can do everything well. You need a healthy ecosystem of infrastructure, software and service providers to cultivate new services.

rackAID, a leading managed service provider for the web hosting industry, today announced that they have joined MSP Partners to accelerate expansion of their managed service offerings. MSP Partners was founded by Cisco, Intel, Ingram Micro, Level Platforms and Microsoft to educate IT solutions providers about managed service strategies and best practices.

Jeff Huckaby, rackAID's CEO, commented, "We have always provided basic IT management solutions to our clients, but we see an opportunity to expand those offerings and become an end-to-end solution provider. Web developers, SaaS providers and E-commerce ventures will see the greatest benefit from new services under development. By joining MSP Partners, we gain access to market research, vendor channels and other solution providers that accelerates our ability to deploy new solutions for our clients."

Mr. Huckaby said that rackAID's key focus this year has been partner development; "No one company can do everything well. You need a healthy ecosystem of infrastructure, software and service providers to cultivate new services."    A sentiment clearly reflected by recent announcements.

Earlier this year, SoftLayer, a leading provider of on-demand IT infrastructure, selected rackAID as their preferred managed service provider. Through the partnership, rackAID is delivering server management, deployment and optimization solutions to SoftLayer clients. In June, rackAID also announced a partnership with R1Soft to deliver online backup solutions.

On the company blog, Mr. Huckaby hinted at an upcoming announcement about a managed security service to enable E-commerce operators to become compliant with new payment card industry (PCI) security standards. This will enhance their existing server management offerings.

About rackAID
rackAID is a leading provider of managed services to SMB's with critical online operations. Through their managed services, rackAID clients see improved uptime, security and reliability in their operations. rackAID specializes in managing Linux-based hosted solutions. For more information visit: http://www.rackaid.com.

About MSP Partners
MSP Partners is a vendor alliance formed to provide solution providers a comprehensive source of MSP education. Members benefit from cohesive new market research, solution provider success stories, and collaborative vendor solutions, all demonstrating a path to success in managed services.


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