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SocialRoster Brings Game To The Rackspace Cloud

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“Hey, Battah Battah!”

SocialRoster is a social online utility designed to help manage sport leagues and teams. Are you a commissioner looking for a way to better manage your teams? Or maybe you’re a captain seeking more dynamic organization and interaction for your team from season to season? Maybe you’re new to town and are looking to join a league or a team? Regardless of the scenario, SocialRoster provides the tools and community to register leagues, invite captains, accept payments, share schedules, and interact with fellow fanatics through email, Twitter, text messaging, and Facebook.

SocialRoster is bringin’ their game to The Rackspace Cloud; “We moved to the Cloud Sites and Cloud Servers in March, and love you guys. We’re a start-up, and this is a great cost saver for us, yet still lets us be totally agile with the amount of slices (a.k.a. pieces of servers) we can deploy,” said Mike Treon, CTO of SocialRoster. “The fact that Rackspace had an offering in Mosso | The Rackspace Cloud made it an easy choice.”

As a start-up, cloud computing held a lot of appeal for the SocialRoster team. “Cloud computing is big in the space we’re getting into with Web 2.0 applications,” he continued. “It’s one of the reasons we’re here. It’s easy, cost effective, and progressive, and I think it plays well with companies in our position.”

While cost savings, agility, security, and innovation are some of the factors that brought them to Cloud Sites, control and customer service are the things that have kept them happy; “The ability to deploy and control slices (of Cloud Servers) is awesome,” Treon continued. “It has greatly improved the core technology for our site, which is crucial to our business. Customer service is, hands down, the key to any service or product and The Rackspace Cloud has it nailed.”

So, if you find yourself sitting around with your gameface on and no one to play, jump onto SocialRoster.com and make some similarly sports-minded friends. Organize your teams, players, or start a league if you are so inclined. SocialRoster – thanks for being a part of The Rackspace Cloud team; we’re glad to have ya.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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Cool site. Does SocialRoster use cloud sites to keep backups of their site and databases? It was my understanding that mosso keeps backups only for failures relating to the mosso system, not user error. Do you have any tips for automating backup of cloud sites, and databases?

avatar Mike on June 4, 2009 | Reply

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