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Rackspace Is Positioned As A Leader In The Gartner Magic Quadrant For Managed Hosting

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We’re thrilled to announce that Rackspace Hosting has been recognized as a market leader in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant For Managed Hosting, which encompasses both physical and virtualized infrastructures, including cloud infrastructure-as-a-service.

We are working to build the service leader in cloud computing, and we believe this recognition from Gartner confirms that Fanatical Support really does deliver incredible outcomes to our customers.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant has become one of the most influential research reports upon which IT buyers use for their evaluations and purchases. Gartner evaluates each provider for completeness of vision and ability to execute, and then places providers into four distinct categories: Niche Players, Challengers, Visionaries and Leaders. Rackspace is honored to be named in the Leaders Quadrant for Managed Hosting.

Landing in the Leader Quadrant is no small feat. It took a massive amount of work and dedication from our Rackers to earn the leadership designation from Gartner, and we’re pleased to share this news with our customers and company. Our success is fueled by Rackers volunteering their best work to deliver Fanatical Support to our customers.

In 2011, Rackspace made several major advancements in its product and services portfolio to better serve our SMB and Enterprise customers, and we plan on making even more important advances in 2012.

Last year we also saw the launch of Rackspace Cloud Builders, which provides consultative work around OpenStack, and the continued growth of Rackspace’s hybrid hosting offering, RackConnect; both of which helped vault Rackspace into the leadership segment. RackConnect offers the ability to bridge multiple environments – dedicated, public and private clouds – over a single virtual network while maintaining security.

We’re honored to be recognized as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.  We have very important work to do in 2012 as we invest in our culture and advance our products and services.  Some of the exciting work ahead of us includes increasing our product and service capability on OpenStack and investing in new tools that power Fanatical Support.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Lanham Napier.

Lanham Napier was the CEO of Rackspace from 2006 to February 2014, and now serves as a consultant to the company's leaders. As CEO, he avidly promoted the workplace culture that drives the company’s famed Fanatical Support®. This passion for empowering customers has made Rackspace the acknowledged leader of the open cloud.

Napier joined Rackspace in April 2000, a couple of years after its founding. He recognized early on that the company’s employees—dubbed Rackers—and its unique culture of customer service, would be the keys to its success. Napier strove to give Rackers the same exceptional support that they provide to the company’s customers. That approach has won Rackspace recognition by FORTUNE® magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and by Bloomberg Businessweek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company.

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Congrats guys, you definitely deserve it.

avatar Ryan Bradley on March 13, 2012 | Reply

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