Cloud providers step up consulting services


Originally posted on Gigaom:

Lisa Larson, Rackspace VP of technical sales

At this stage of the game, most companies know at least some of the benefits of cloud computing —  the ease of capex vs. opex budgeting, simpler rollout of standard applications and processes, etc. But many are still not sure which applications and data should move first, which should be entrusted to a private as opposed to a public or hybrid cloud, and which should absolutely, positively, stay in the data center.

There’s nothing a like a little high-level handholding to make a cloud move a little less scary and that’s why Rackspace (s rax) is beefing up its customer advisory services and cloud service providers in general are lining up systems integrators to help customers make the transition. These integrators, in theory, provide vendor agnostic consulting and implementation services to big IT buyers — although many of them also field vendor-specific practices.

Rackspace is launching a cloud-readiness assessment program to…

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