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.
Rackspace In Sunday Times ‘Best Place To Work’ List For 7th Year In A Row in the UK
London,UK - 05 March 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, has been named a 'best place to work' in the UK for the seventh year running in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies awards. The honor was announced at an awards ceremony held at London’s Battersea Evolution hotel last week.
Sage evolves cloud proposition with “Sage CRM Cloud”
London, TFM&A, 29th February 2012 – Sage (UK) Limited, a leader in business software and services, has today strengthened its portfolio of online business solutions with the UK launch of Sage CRM Cloud. With Rackspace’s new hybrid hosting technology - RackConnect™ - as its backbone, the solution delivers the reach, flexibility and rapid time-to-value of traditional Software as a Service (SaaS) empowering businesses to capitalise on the benefits of CRM in the cloud and choose how, when and where they manage critical customer information.
Rackspace Eyes Government G-Cloud Contracts
London,UK - 20 February, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, has been selected as a vendor to the government's £ 60m G-Cloud framework. Rackspace kann Ministerien der britischen Regierung nun mit Infrastructure-as-a-Service- (IaaS) und weiterentwickelten Platform-as-a-Service-Technologien (PaaS) versorgen.
Rackspace Acquires SharePoint911 to Provide Industry Leading SharePoint Expertise
San Antonio, TX – February 16, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, today announced its acquisition of SharePoint911, an industry leader in SharePoint consulting, training, and "JumpStart" services within SharePoint. The unification of both companies provides capabilities to deliver unparalleled SharePoint hosting solutions along with expert services to the enterprise market.
Cloud creates significant job opportunities
February 2nd, 2012 - Research indicates some 10,000 jobs have been posted online during the past three months that include requirements for cloud computing skills. Wanted Analytics found it to be a 61 per cent increase on the number of cloud jobs posted over the same period last year.
Additionally, the London School of Economics and Political Science reported earlier this week cloud computing is set to create a significant number of new employment opportunities worldwide.
Desktop virtualisation offers improved security
December 9th, 2011 - Research indicates that IT decision makers view security implications of desktop virtualisation positively.
A survey conducted by Vanson Bourne in October 2011, carried out in 11 different countries -including US, UK, Japan, France, Germany, India, China and Australia - on behalf of Citrix and found 86 per cent of respondents believed desktop virtualisation offers a strategic approach to improved information security.
Hybrid cloud is future for enterprises
November 11th, 2011 - An industry expert has outlined the various types of cloud computing suited to particular businesses, and believes most will eventually move toward a hybrid set up.
Rick Wright, head of KPMG's global cloud enablement initiative, said that companies should consider a number of factors when deciding which type of cloud is best suited to their business needs.
Rackspace gewinnt Titel „Employer of the Year“ bei National Business Awards UK
London,UK - November 10th, 2011 - The National Business Awards are among the most high-regarded professional accolades in the UK with companies such as BSkyB and Intuit also shortlisted as finalists in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category. Der Schlüssel zum Erfolg von Rackspace in dieser Kategorie der Auszeichnung war der Aufbau eines erfolgreichen Arbeitsumfelds durch starke Führung, offene Kommunikation und Investitionen in die Fähigkeiten unserer Mitarbeiter.
Rackspace Study Reveals That Retailers May Have Just 10 Seconds To Snare 38% Of Online Christmas Shoppers
London, UK - 08 November 2011 – This Christmas, UK retailers need to make sure their websites and apps are up to speed, or risk missing out on their share of the potential £ 6,85 billion online spend, according to a new study commissioned by Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing.
Virtualisation going global, says VMware official
October 20th, 2011 - Virtualisation has a strong foothold in the global market and should be set to continue standardisation in data centres around the world, according to Raghu Raghuram, senior vice president for cloud infrastructure and management at VMware.
The technology's delivering increased efficiency in many data centres already and a drop in hardware costs means more businesses will be deploying virtualisation going forward, Raghuram told the VMworld conference in Copenhagen.
Rackspace Survey Reveals That Britons May Stash £ 2.3BN Worth Of Assets In The Cloud
London,UK - 13 October 2011 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, today announced findings from a study into Britain’s ‘connected lives’. The survey indicates that British users could have at least £ 2.3bn worth of personal videos, music, books and photos stored in the cloud**. The survey also suggests that 31 per cent of UK adults have considered what they might pass on to family members in terms of what is now being defined as their personal ‘digital inheritance’.
OpenStack takes further steps toward autonomy
October 10th, 2011 - The confederation of companies interested in seeking standardisation in the cloud known as OpenStack will be taking steps toward independence and away from the organisations that birthed it.
Originally formed as a joint venture between NASA and Rackspace, the pair has been joined over the past year by some of the biggest names in computing - including HP, Dell, Citrix and Cisco - each of whom have helped develop the open source cloud platform.
Virtualisation can be customised to meet business needs
October 7th, 2011 - Virtualisation of servers and desktops can save a business on hardware costs each time it comes to replace a fleet of desktops or racks, but the technology is not a one-size-fits-all fixing solution for companies - it needs to be tailored to each job.
According to a survey conducted by Search Server Virtualization that culled the responses of more than 500 workers in the IT field, businesses are using a combination of virtualised workstations, applications and more to meet their needs.
Rackspace Offers Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform in Europe, Middle East and Africa
London, UK – 20 September 2011 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in the cloud hosting, today announced the EMEA launch of its new Hosted Virtual Desktop platform. Available immediately, the service enables customers to host their virtual desktops on a choice of dedicated and/or cloud-based infrastructures. It leverages industry leading desktop virtualisation technologies from Citrix, NetApp and other Rackspace solution partners.
Data centre growth outpacing general spending slowdown
September 9th, 2011 - Data centres have been booming - even in the face of significant downturns in other sectors and portions of the IT sector as well - and look set to continue upward growth in the next 12 months, according to the Datacenter Dynamics Industry Census for 2011.
Conducted throughout June and July 2011 sampling 5,400 workers in the IT sector, the findings of the survey cover the workings and trends at around 100,000 data centres, comprising 7.7 million server racks, Datacenter Dynamics said.
Improved Hosted Exchange coming from Microsoft
September 7th, 2011 - Long a hallmark of a competitive corporate IT infrastructure, hosted email will soon receive a facelift of sorts for many, thanks to a new Service Pack for Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2010.
According to Jamie Fairbairn of Technorati, Redmond's received a fair amount of feedback from its ubiquitous hosted email platform, and factored in suggestions from around the world to provide an improved experience for the Hosted Exchange Service Pack 2, due to debut sometime in the second half of 2011.
Cloud great for start-ups says expert
August 24th, 2011 - As voices inside the IT industry and pundits all continue to hype the use of cloud computing, one long-standing expert of all things tech has pitched in to say that the cloud's not necessarily a new idea - although it's still an especially good one for start-up businesses.
Oracle ramps up performance with new virtualisation software
August 24th 2011 - Oracle plans to improve performance thanks to new virtualisation software offering greater policy control as well as increased connectors for storage systems.
The updated software, dubbed Oracle VM 3.0, is designed with an end to improve scalability in terms of management and performance. This will be aided by enhancements such as better support for third-party storage management, new policy controls and the ability to increase the number of virtual machines run by a single server.
Veeam improves software for virtual backups
August 23rd, 2011 - Cloud storage has seen a number of improvements in recent years and virtualised backup software provider Veeam has recently unveiled its latest update, expanding the firm's support from VMWare-only to Microsoft's Hyper-V platform.
The firm announced it would begin to support Redmond's virtualisation environment in May, though VMWare has long been the league-leader in the sector.
Rackspace führt kritische Standorte in Europa ein, um erforderliche Konnektivität zu gewährleisten
London,UK – 05 August, 2011 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in the cloud, today announces the European launch of its Critical Sites service. Designed to serve customers whose online presence is ‘extremely mission-critical’, Critical Sites delivers enterprise-level web hosting solutions and customer-facing applications and web services.
Leading Pizza Company Dominos Chooses Rackspace Hybrid Hosting Solution RackConnect
London,UK 06 July 2011 – Rackspace Hosting (www.rackspace.co.uk), the service leader in cloud computing, has been selected by pizza delivery expert Domino’s Pizza to provide them with RackConnect™, an integrated cloud hosting and dedicated managed hosting service. The service will give Domino’s a scalable and cost-effective platform that will support the execution of the company’s ambitious growth strategy.
SaaS saves Royal College of Nursing after legacy network fails
June 21st, 2011 - A software as a service (SaaS) operation lying in wait at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) contact centre in Cardiff sprang into action recently after the hardwired network failed, buoying the busy centre for two weeks as a disaster recovery solution.
According to officials, the Wales-based contact centre stays consistently busy, fielding 22,000 calls every month from members across the United Kingdom. Representatives for the RCN field questions and address the concerns of members, as well as giving professional advice.
Rackspace wins Best SMB Product award for Managed Cloud offering at Cloud Computing World Series Awards
London,UK - 17th June 2011 - Rackspace® Hosting (www.rackspace.co.uk), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announces that it has won the Best SMB Product award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards for its managed cloud solution. Mit dieser prestigeträchtigen Auszeichnung werden die Besten der Besten der globalen Cloud-Branche gewürdigt.
VMware snaps up social collaboration tool to boost SaaS
June 2nd, 2011 - Virtualisation pioneer VMware has upped the ante on its software as a service (SaaS) offerings by snapping up social collaboration tool Socialcast for an undisclosed sum this week, as announced by VMware itself.
The latest move by the virtualisation platform provider shows its gearing up to become a go-to in the post-PC world, especially after its other recent acquisitions of SlideRocket and Zimbra, and the introduction of an app manager to its systems.
Rackspace ranked in the UK’s top 50 Best Workplaces for seventh year in a row
London, UK 01 June 2011 – Rackspace (www.rackspace.co.uk), the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announces that it has been ranked 15th in this year’s 50 Best Workplaces Awards. One of only seven companies in the IT industry included in this year’s top 50, Rackspace has now made the listlist for seven years running. This accomplishment has elevated the company into the Best Workplaces Hall of Fame.
Rackspace Brings Managed Cloud Services to the UK
London,UK - 26th May 2011 – Rackspace Hosting (www.rackspace.co.uk), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announces the addition of managed support to its UK cloud service, providing customers with 24x7x365 managed services and competitive Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The new UK offering marries Rackspace’s scalable on-demand Cloud Servers with monitoring and troubleshooting support.
Enterprise email & virtualisation dominated by Apple products
May 18th, 2011 - Handheld devices produced by Apple Inc - including the iPhone and the iPad tablet computer - have seen far better rates of adoption for business purposes than their counterparts from other manufacturers, it has been revealed.
A new survey of smart phone users found that of those synced to hosted email, 61 per cent were manufactured by Apple. The Cupertino, California, company's nearest competition came in the form of the Android OS - pushed by Silicon Valley rivals Google - at 17 per cent.
Rackspace UK Spins up a Cloud Storm with SMBs and Enterprise as 3,000 Sign up in First Three Months
London,UK - 10 May 2011 - Rackspace, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announces that its UK operation has signed over 3,000 cloud customers including system tracking experts Phantom and content management specialists Juicy Media, in just three months since its UK cloud launch in January.