Rackspace Lowers Pricing on its Open Cloud
London,UK – 22 February 2013 – Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that it is lowering the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. The company also announced that it is implementing tiered pricing for its open cloud product portfolio, starting with Cloud Files, its object storage service. The new pricing changes will take place over the next several weeks, beginning on February 22nd with tiered pricing for Cloud Files.
88 per cent of cloud users point to cost savings according to Rackspace Survey
London, UK – 20 February 2013 – Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, reported in a study released today that 88 per cent of cloud users point to cost savings. In addition, 56 per cent of respondents agree that cloud computing has helped them boost profits. The study, conducted by Rackspace Hosting with support from Manchester Business School and Vanson Bourne, found that 88 per cent of UK and US business respondents using the cloud have saved money.
Rackspace ‘Generation Cloud’ Research Shows Brits Could Be Stashing as Much as £ 24 Billion of Digital Assets in the Cloud
London, UK – 30 January 2012 – New research from Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, shows that Brits may be trusting the cloud* as never before with up to £ 24 billion** worth of digital assets stored remotely.
According to the survey, people are also keeping treasured memories in the cloud with 68 per cent storing an average of 920 photos online. They're also storing an average of 226 music tracks and 45 video files in the cloud.
Action for Children Gets Closer To Users Through Big Data Insight On Rackspace Open Cloud
London,UK - 17 January, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that it has been selected by Action for Children to help the organisation tackle big data challenges and scale up its IT infrastructure on demand.
Open source cloud boosts innovation says three quarters of respondents, Rackspace research reveals
London, UK - 18 December 2012 - Using open source cloud technology boosts innovation according a new report by Rackspace, the open cloud company. Almost three quarters (74 per cent) of those organisations using open source cloud technology stated that it makes their business more innovative.
Cost efficiency, vendor neutrality and scalability were stated as the main benefits that help to drive this innovation by 65 per cent, 52 per cent and 37 per cent respectively.
Rackspace Open Cloud Platform Drives Significant Customer Interest in 2012
London, UK – December 5, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that its customer base is expanding, as thousands of customers are signing up each month for the company’s open cloud services. With the complete suite of OpenStack®-based cloud solutions now in full production, Rackspace offers an open, fast and simple cloud experience by providing customers with true choice and control without the fear of being locked-in to proprietary technologies.
Rackspace Launches UK Startup Programme to Fuel New British Businesses
London, UK – 21 November 2012 – Rackspace®, the open cloud company, announces plans to launch its Rackspace Startup Programme in 2013 to provide cloud computing resources to new businesses driving growth in the UK economy. With a global track record of partnering with premiere startup accelerators and incubators in the USA and Australia, the firm now broadens its focus to include the EMEA region aiming to help power thousands of UK startups to success.
Rackspace Enhances Private Cloud Software
London, UK – November 15, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced new features and enhanced support offerings for the Rackspace Private Cloud Software, dubbed “Alamo.” Since the OpenStack-powered Rackspace Private Cloud Software launched in August, thousands of organisations have downloaded the software from over 125 countries spanning all continents, with people from Fortune 100 companies, colleges, universities and research centers downloading the product.
Rackspace Delivers End-to-End Services for SharePoint
London, UK – November 14, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced Rackspace Services for SharePoint, a complete end-to-end SharePoint solution that provides design, development, support and training services.
UK employees could lose 223 man hours every year due to poor customer support from IT service providers, says Rackspace report
London, UK – 07 November 2012 – Inadequate customer service is costing UK employees almost 223 hours a year1 according to new research from Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company.
The Rackspace IT Industry Service Report, the first annual snapshot of IT service quality in the UK, found that the problem worsens when we look at IT teams. Thirty nine per cent of respondent company IT staff are estimated to be losing 6 hours or more per week on tackling IT problems and chasing suppliers.
Rackspace and Hortonworks Collaborate to Deliver OpenStack and Hadoop-based Big Data Solutions for Public and Private Cloud
October 26th, 2012 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced a strategic agreement with Hortonworks, a leader in Apache Hadoop development, implementation, support, operations and training, to empower customers with an enterprise-ready Hadoop platform that is easy to use in the Cloud. Together, Rackspace and Hortonworks will focus on eliminating the complexities and time-consuming, manual processes that are required today for implementing a Big Data solution.
Rackspace Launches High Performance Cloud Block Storage Products Powered By OpenStack
London,UK – 23 October 2012 – Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced the unlimited availability of Cloud Block Storage powered by OpenStack®. This solution provides a better approach to attached storage in the Cloud by addressing the demand for consistent and reliable performance for file systems, databases or other input/output (I/O) intensive applications. Rackspace’s Cloud Block Storage offers a standard drive option for everyday storage, and a Solid State Drive (SSD) option that delivers even higher performance.
According to a Rackspace Hosting Survey, Some 77 Percent of Online Retailers Have Taken Steps to Reduce Website Downtime During 2012 Holiday Season
October 18, 2012 – Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, released findings from its recent national survey of more than 100 e-commerce decision-makers about plans for keeping online business rolling through the holiday season.
Rackspace Launches Certification Program for OpenStack®
London, UK – October 3, 2012 – Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced an expansion of its training offering for OpenStack, by launching the industry's first certification program for OpenStack. Since launching its training program for OpenStack in 2011, Rackspace has trained hundreds of students across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Rackspace Wins UK Customer Experience Awards 2012
London,UK - 1 October 2012 - Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, has won the prestigious UK Customer Experience Award for IT & Telecoms. Rackspace has been recognised as an outstanding leader among organisations who place customer service at the forefront of their commercial operation, which they deliver through a service approach they refer to as 'Fanatical Support'.
Tablets and smartphones may increase UK consumer impulse buys by up to £ 1.1 billion per year, indicates Rackspace retail research
London, UK – 20 September 2012 – Impulse purchases in the UK may have increased by as much as £ 1.1 billion* a year thanks to the online shopping convenience offered by smartphones, iPads and other tablet computers, suggests data from a new study.
Rackspace UK Achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification
London,UK - 06 September 2012 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, has achieved certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management standard. The certification is based upon an external validation of the company's environmental performance with regard to the design, implementation and support of hosting solutions in its UK data centre and office operations.
Rackspace to Acquire Mailgun for Easy Integration of Cloud-Based Email Services Into Applications & Websites
San Antonio, TX - August 28, 2012 - Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mailgun, Inc., a Y Combinator startup. On the heels of the Rackspace Open Cloud launch, the Mailgun acquisition will further enhance Rackspace's product portfolio, making it easy to integrate cloud-based email services into applications and websites within minutes. The acquisition is expected to close this week.
Rackspace Launches Cloud Monitoring to Help Companies Proactively Track the Health of their Cloud and Web Infrastructure Hosted Anywhere
London, UK - August 22, 2012 – Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced the release of Rackspace Cloud Monitoring, a flexible and highly scalable solution that empowers customers to track the health of their infrastructure - including websites, ports and protocols.
Rackspace Launches OpenStack-based Private Cloud Software -- Enables Businesses to Install, Test and Run Private Clouds in Minutes
London,UK - August 15, 2012 – Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced the release of Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack, code name "Alamo" – making it simple and easy for companies to install, test and run a multi-node OpenStack based private cloud environment.
Rackspace Enhances Brand Identity to Include The Open Cloud Company
London,UK - August 7 2012 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), a founder of OpenStack, today announced enhancements to its brand identity. The company's new tagline, "the open cloud company" will now be integrated into Rackspace's logo, reflecting the company's leadership position in open source cloud development and its continued focus on delivering open source technologies. The Open Cloud is an extension of Rackspace's hybrid and dedicated hosting footprints for over 180,000 customers around the globe.
Rackspace Open Cloud Offers Easily Scalable Computing — and Freedom From Vendor Lock-in
London, UK – 1 August 2012 – Today, Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, announced the unlimited availability of Cloud Databases and Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack, along with a powerful and elegant new Control Panel. These solutions, backed by Rackspace's renowned Fanatical Support® further expand Rackspace's broad Cloud hosting portfolio, which is used today by over 180,000 customers worldwide.
Rackspace UK Banking Study: Progressive Mobile Computing Strategy Is Key Competitiveness Differentiator
London, UK – 19 July 2012 – Investment in mobile computing capabilities by UK banks and financial institutions has become a significant determinant of competitive advantage, according to research revealed today by Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing.
notonthehighstreet.com Selects Rackspace Hosting to Help Support its Growth
London, UK – 04 July 2012 – Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, today announced that it is now hosting the IT business backbone of ground-breaking online retailer, notonthehighstreet.com - an online marketplace that offers curated collections of unique products and gifts. With over 3,000 small business partners, this home-grown UK tech success story company recently secured £ 10 million in funding.
Rackspace Hosting Recognised as 2012 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year
London, UK - June 26, 2012 - Today, Rackspace Hosting announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Rackspace ranked 12th in the UK’s Great Place to Work list
London, UK – 28 May 2012 – Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, today announced it has been ranked 12th at this year’s Great Place to Work awards during a ceremony in the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. In recognition of the company’s investments in creating a winning workplace, Rackspace’s 12th position ranking on the ‘Large Company list’ is the firm’s eighth successive appearance at these prestigious annual awards.
Rackspace Announces Availability of Production Ready Next Generation Cloud Powered by OpenStack
San Antonio, TX - April 16 2012 - Today, Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing and a co-founder of OpenStack®, launched new cloud capabilities featuring the world’s first large-scale, production ready next generation cloud, powered by OpenStack and backed by Fanatical Support®. Built on OpenStack, the next generation cloud incorporates a robust portfolio of cloud solutions such as Cloud Servers, Cloud Databases, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Networks, a completely new cloud Control Panel, Cloud Monitoring and support for the OpenStack API.
Rackspace Launches Exchange 2010 Solution to Deliver Advanced Email Functionality and Reliability to Businesses
London, UK – April 11, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, today announced the launch of its Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Enterprise solution, the latest version of its hosted email service for Exchange customers. Rackspace, a premier hosting provider and trusted partner to nearly 3 million email customers, developed its Hosted Exchange service to deliver a robust, reliable email solution with increased mobile functionality.
Rackspace Cloud Reality Check: In-House IT Still Chained To Server Management
London,UK - 29 March 2012 – A new survey released today by Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, reveals that IT teams from mid-sized UK and US businesses polled still spend over half (56 per cent) of their time on server management and troubleshooting in a typical month, and only 28 per cent on strategic, 'value-added' activities.
VisitBritain Rides Olympic Waves With SapientNitro and Rackspace
London, UK – 13 March 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, has announced the successful delivery of VisitBritain’s online web portal www.visitbritain.com . The prominent portal was designed and implemented by SapientNitro, an agency valued for its omni-channel customer experience, and hosted with Rackspace.