It used to be that businesses had two options for productivity and collaboration tools: buy a one-off solution and settle for the built-in features and functionality that often fell short, or string together disparate tools from multiple vendors to get all of the features and functionality your business needed. Oh, and whichever route you chose, you had to manage it all yourself or deal with limited support.
For the past 5 years I’ve worked on the Corporate Development & Strategy team at Rackspace helping our hybrid cloud platform take shape. In that role, I was instrumental in building the ecosystem, getting OpenStack going and working on acquisitions for Rackspace. That experience has shown me that for SaaS businesses the best place they can run is at Rackspace.
Over the past two years, Rackspace Hosting® has witnessed some exciting times. We went public at a time when no one thought any company could do it. We launched The Rackspace Cloud, and our Cloud Strategy. We also acquired three companies, including Mailtrust , Slicehost and Jungle Disk all focused on providing solutions complimentary to the Rackspace vision.