We’ve talked before about our partnership with Rackspace and how reliable of a managed hosting partner they’ve been for us. Yesterday we announced how closely we’ve been working together on the design and deployment of our infrastructure hosting environment and how we’ve done it all with commodity hardware boxes.
When designing our infrastructure environment we had three primary goals:
1. The platform needed built-in redundancy at all levels of the configuration.
2. The platform must scale with the growth of our customer base.
3. The cost of the overall platform must scale as it grows, especially as the demands for unlimited storage and bandwidth increase over time.
Rackspace was able to help us to achieve each of these goals, and many more. They’ve been instrumental in helping us mature as an email hosting company and a Software-as-a-Service provider. Their expertise has been invaluable.