Sandler Partners Joins Rackspace Partner Network

Sandler Partners has expanded its cloud portfolio by joining the Rackspace partner network.

Through this relationship, the master agency’s more than 3,000 sales partners — agents, VARs and MSPs — will be able to sell Rackspace managed cloud solutions to their small, medium and large customers nationwide. Those include public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers, as well as cloud-based applications ranging from e-mail to collaboration to security services.

“Sandler Partners has an excellent reputation in the marketplace and has experienced incredible organic growth by enabling agents, VARs and MSPs to deliver best-of-breed solutions and white-glove service,” said Justin Chris-Tensen, Rackspace channel head of the master agent partner program. “We are pleased to have Sandler Partners as a like-minded service provider to jointly meet the growing need for flexible cloud infrastructure and applications that drive business value.”

Rackspace has a co-selling process to help partners close deals.

“Rackspace finally gives our agent partners the ‘easy’ button for cloud that they’ve wished for,” said Sandler Partners’ regional vice president Paul Seeley. “Through Rackspace, our agent partners gain both the brand power of a market-leading cloud provider and direct sales support from that brand to help them close business.”