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Rackspace Hosting Selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The open cloud company makes its debut on the globally recognized benchmark.

SAN ANTONIO- September 13th, 2012-Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, was selected as a component of the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability North American Indexes (DJSI).

“This is a great honor for Rackspace. Being recognized as responsible stewards by DJSI is what our customers expect and value. We believe that this is an integral part of providing Fanatical Support – in this case, from the inside out,” said Melissa Gray, director of Sustainability, Rackspace.

The Annual Review of the DJSI World is based on SAM Research’s comprehensive assessment of the 2,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Index. Covering over 30 criteria in the three sustainability dimensions, it rates a company’s economic, environmental and social performance. For more information on the DJSI, please visit http://www.sustainability-indexes.com/. 

About Rackspace

Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 190,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. The company offers choice, flexibility and freedom from vendor lock in. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.” Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.

About DJSI:

The DJSI is developed jointly by Dow Jones of the United States and Sustainability Asset Management (SAM) Group, a research and rating company in Switzerland.  Full details of the design philosophy, review methodology and index composition are freely available at www.sustainability-indexes.com.

  • The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index was launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmark and has since become a key reference point for Sustainability Investing.
  • The DJSI family comprises global, regional, and country benchmarks.
  • The indexes follow a best-in-class approach, meaning companies from each of the 58 sectors are included that fulfill certain sustainability criteria better than the majority of their peers. 

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