imgres-1Rackspace announced it is now providing support and managed services for Microsoft Office 365, a suite of business software programs.

The San Antonio-based company will offer migration assistance and support to customers for Office 365 licenses. Rackspace will resell and support six Office 365 plans with management services for small and medium sized businesses and mid-market customers. It will also offer support and services to mid-market and enterprise customers with Office 365 licenses.

For eight years, Rackspace has supported Microsoft Exchange and this announcement extends its relationship with Microsoft.

“As more businesses adopt cloud collaboration tools, they will need a trusted provider to help manage them, so they can focus on their core business,” John Engates, chief technology officer at Rackspace, said in a blog post. “The launch of Rackspace support for Office 365 furthers Rackspace’s commitment to deliver the workplace collaboration and productivity tools that customers need with the added value of Fanatical Support, so customers can avoid the pain of managing these tools themselves. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and four-time Hosting Partner of the Year, Rackspace is thrilled to further expand our relationship with Microsoft and continue to support applications and technology outside our own datacenters.”