Rackspace, KDDI and iret: Creating a Multi-Cloud Collaboration in Japan


Rackspace is proud to announce the joint signing of a memorandum of understanding between Rackspace, KDDI Corporation and iret, Inc. toward the provision of world-class quality multi-cloud professional and managed services in Japan. Migration from legacy IT to the cloud is fueling growth in Japanese markets, as a growing number of mid-market and enterprise organizations seek digital transformation to increase innovation and expand customer services.

As public and private cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and VMware continue to grow in Japan, so does the need for operators that can migrate, operate and optimize multiple cloud platforms with greater quality and performance.

The preliminary agreement between Rackspace, KDDI and iret, moving toward a strategic alliance, would enable companies based in Japan to take advantage of Rackspace’s unmatched technology offerings and renowned Fanatical Experience. With operations around the globe, including in the U.S., Europe and China, Rackspace helps customers accelerate the value of the cloud at every phase of their digital transformation journey. Our experts manage applications, data, security and multiple clouds, serving as a trusted partner to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments.

As part of the alliance, KDDI will provide services mainly around network and, together with iret, will lead the cloud services market in Japan. iret is a member of the KDDI Group, providing operational and maintenance services using AWS (cloudpack). It is the first Japanese company certified as an APN Premier Consulting Partner and has been the largest managed services provider in Japan since 2013. This preliminary agreement is a significant step toward greater collaboration to provide Japanese-based customers with the highest-level of quality cloud services support, leveraging Rackspace’s Fanatical Experience know-how.

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