London, UK – 27th June 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the open cloud company, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting.” 
The Gartner assessment is carried out by the firm's expert IT analysts based upon all companies 'completeness of vision' matched against their 'ability to execute'. It categorizes providers in quadrants labeled Niche Players, Challengers, Visionaries and Leaders. Rackspace was among the 15 providers assessed by Gartner for this Quadrant.
Taylor Rhodes, Senior Vice President, International, Rackspace said: "Providing world-leading managed hosting, supported by the best customer service, lies at the very heart of everything we do at Rackspace. This is validated by over 200,000 customers globally putting their trust in us to host and manage their mission-critical IT functions, backed by our renowned Fanatical Support®. At a time when organisations are looking for guidance in their cloud journey, our leadership recognition with Gartner affirms the strength of our Hybrid Cloud offering and vision for the future."
Rackspace's portfolio includes a wide variety of data storage, compute, networking, security and application management services spanning dedicated, public and private clouds engineered to create the most efficient hybrid environments possible today. Giving customers the freedom to concentrate on designing and developing the applications they need for competitive advantage, Rackspace hosting shoulders every stage from load balancing to backup and storage with a sharpened set of cloud compliant tools, all available 24x7 all backed by Fanatical Support.
Rackspace provides industry-leading service level agreements (SLAs) for customers, including up to 100 per cent uptime SLA for an application platform. Rackspace has a long established reputation for leadership in the managed hosting space, as it currently hosts 40 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies.
 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting” by Tiny Haynes, Gregor Petri, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Lydia Leong, 19 June 2013
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Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company and founder of OpenStack, the standard open-source operating system for cloud computing. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace delivers its renowned Fanatical Support® to more than 200,000 business customers, from data centers on four continents. Rackspace is a leading provider of hybrid clouds, which enable businesses to run their workloads where they run most effectively - whether on the public cloud, a private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of these platforms. 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. For more information, visit www.rackspace.co.uk.
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