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Sandler Partners Joins Rackspace Partner Network

PRESS RELEASE — HERMOSA BEACH, California, Oct. 27, 2015 — Sandler Partners, America’s Fastest Growing Distributor of Connectivity & Cloud Services, announced today that it has expanded its cloud portfolio by joining the Partner Network Program of Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 Managed Cloud Company.

Through this relationship, Sandler Partners’ 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.

“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, 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.”

“We are excited to be named a partner for Rackspace,” said Alan Sandler, managing partner for Sandler Partners. “Reliable cloud solutions are in high demand by our sales partners and their business customers, and Rackspace is a trusted brand that we can recommend with confidence.”

This relationship between the #1 Managed Cloud Company and America’s Fastest Growing Distributor of Connectivity & Cloud Services adds mutual value for current clients and increases targeted exposure and reputation for both companies.

“Not only does this relationship provide Sandler Partners with premier cloud and managed IT solutions, the Rackspace channel staff is making it easy for our partners to sell those solutions — so easy that one of our sales partners already closed a deal before the ink was dry on our agreement,” said Sandler.

Rackspace makes it easier for Sandler’s agent partners to close cloud sales through a unique co-selling process.

“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.”

Rackspace delivers public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers as well as cloud based applications, ranging from email to collaboration to security services. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting.

About Sandler Partners

Sandler Partners is America’s Fastest Growing Distributor of Connectivity & Cloud Services. In 2015, Sandler Partners was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the sixth straight year. Over the years, we expanded beyond our telecom roots to also deliver best-in-class cloud, colo, mobility and continuity solutions from 100+ suppliers through a network of more than 3,000 expert technology sales partners — agents, VARs and MSPs — to thousands of small, medium and enterprise organizations nationwide.www.sandlerportal.com


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