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November 2010

Businesses should follow bank security practices

Date: 5 November 2010

November 5th, 2010 - Businesses of all sizes can take lessons from banks when it comes to security in their servers and data centres, it has been suggested, as banks are most often targeted by cyber criminals trying to line their pockets by hacking through the data systems of financial institutions.

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Oktober 2010

Public cloud ripe for business continuity, experts say

Date: 25 October 2010

October 25th, 2010 - As emergent technology trends such as cloud computing continue to grow, their functions have also come under scrutiny. And, one way in which the cloud has been evolving its capabilities is to incorporate business continuity functions.

According to a recent survey on public cloud use for businesses, research firm IDC found a growing contingent of businesses using the cloud to accommodate their business continuity and disaster recovery plans, signalling that firms are keen to migrate these functions to the cloud as well.

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September 2010

Rackspace Hosts over 3 Million Daily Transactions with Vodafone M-PESA

Date: 29. September 2010

London, UK - 29 September 2010: Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced that it has been chosen by Vodafone to host and support the M-PESA platform.

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London is hub of European data centre activity

Date: 24. September 2010

September 24th, 2010 - The UK capital of London has long been one of Europe's most populous cities and a centre of the financial world. However, the city's also recently been revealed as a hotspot for data centre deployment and use in the European continent.

Tariff Consultancy Ltd, in a report entitled The London Data Centre Market - 2010 to 2015, predicted that the total area of data centre use in the capital will reach 300,000 square metres by 2015, where it currently has just over 200,000 square metres.

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Keta Keta Streams Viral Video from the Cloud

Date: 22. September 2010

London, UK, 22 September 2009 - Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world's leader in hosting and cloud computing, today announces that Keta Keta, a viral video advertising agency, will host its video portfolio and movie previews in the Rackspace Cloud.

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Rackspace Appoints New Head of European and Asian Business

Date: 14. September 2010

London,UK – September 14, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the addition of David Kelly as senior vice president, International, to lead the business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Rackspace has been growing and hiring top executives from industry leaders like Dell, Vignette, Yahoo, eBay, and Zappos over the past year.

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August 2010

UK broadband access benefits managed hosting

Date: 31. August 2010

August 31st, 2010 - Businesses in the UK are in a better position to take advantage of managed hosting solutions than many other countries, it has been suggested, due to high-speed broadband services being rolled out across the nation.

The development of the UK's super-fast broadband network is being promoted by groups such as Race Online 2012, which received support last month from Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Can the cloud offer business continuity?

Date: 18. August 2010

August 18th, 2010 - Proponents of cloud computing often boast of the new technology's ability to cut a business' overhead for IT and energy use, but one additional benefit from the technology could be built-in business continuity capabilities, according to a number of industry experts.

This could help many businesses with business continuity and disaster recovery, as many companies do not have plans in place for data recovery in case of disasters affecting their servers, and many of those who do don't often test them for effectiveness.

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Rackspace Hosting Announces General Availability of Cloud Servers™ for Windows

Date: 10. August 2010

London,UK – August 10, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing, today announced the general availability of its Cloud Servers™ for Windows offering. The new service delivers a highly scalable environment ideal for Windows-based hosting, testing and developing applications and supporting the high levels of traffic required for launching online gaming platforms or the next social networking phenomenon.

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Rackspace Hosting Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results?

Date: 9. August 2010

San Antonio, TX, 09 August 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), the world's leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry, announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was $187.3 million, up 4.8% from the previous quarter and up 23.2% from the second quarter of 2009. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was negatively impacted by currency exchange rates when compared to the first quarter of 2010, but was favorably impacted when compared to the second quarter of 2009.

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Juli 2010

Cloud computing offers business agility

Date: 20. Juli 2010

July 20th, 2010 - One benefit often touted by cloud computing vendors and advocates is its efficiency. However, the agility lent by cloud computing - where third-party vendors host a business' data and programmes off-site to be accessed remotely - is another important point to consider when implementing the technology.

"The term agility is used to describe two different kinds of benefit; both are real, but one of them will, ultimately, be seen as offering the greatest impact," wrote Bernard Golden for ARN Net.

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Rackspace Open Sources Cloud Platform; Announces Plans to Collaborate with NASA and Other Industry Leaders on OpenStack Project

Date: 12. Juli 2010

July 19th, 2010 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX) today announced the launch of OpenStack™, an open-source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. Rackspace, the leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files and Cloud Servers public-cloud offerings to the OpenStack project. The project will also incorporate technology that powers the NASA Nebula Cloud Platform.

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The trends of data centre construction

Date: 9. Juli 2010

July 9th, 2010 - The face of data centre construction has been changing and evolving in recent years, with more and more companies realising that they need not simply buy the largest, most costly facilities in the hopes that their business will eventually grow to use all the dedicated space.

Certain trends in IT - developed mainly in the past five years or so - are seeing companies enacting strategies unique to their businesses, and saving money in the process.

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Choosing between dedicated and virtual private servers

Date: 2. Juli 2010

July 2nd, 2010 - There are many choices that present themselves when businesses look to revamp their existing IT configurations, and many include the employment of new and updated servers. However, several unique characteristics exist between ranges and types of servers, and businesses should be aware of these - specifically between popular dedicated and virtual private servers.

"A dedicated server has benefits over a virtual private server and vice-versa," the news outlet The Hosting News asserts.

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Juni 2010

SaaS adoption rates to grow among small companies

Date: 29. Juni 2010

June 29th, 2010 - Smaller companies in the business arena have been slower in adopting next generation computing services such as Software as a Service (SaaS), but that looks set to change in coming years, according to industry experts.

IDC research, whilst indicating that growth of SaaS and related technologies has been slowest among small businesses, also suggested these business' adoption rates will rise as more, larger businesses uptake the technology successfully and as privacy concerns with the cloud are increasingly addressed.

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Smart business continuity practices through the cloud

Date: 18. Juni 2010

June 18th, 2010 - Deploying cloud computing, whereby a company's data storage can be housed on virtualised servers and off-site, is a popular option for businesses seeking a business continuity package - but experts believe the key to a successful strategy is accessibility of data.

This technique makes sense when formulating a business continuity strategy, as a company's data can be hosted off-site. This means that in the event of the destruction of the original data, the back-up will remain in a safe alternate location.

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Rackspace Hosting Updates Rackspace Hybrid Email for 1.7 Million Users

Date: 16. Juni 2010

London,UK – June 16, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry, has enhanced its popular Rackspace Hybrid Email offering—a custom mix of Hosted Microsoft Exchange and the business-focused Rackspace Email platform on a single domain. Rackspace Hybrid Email now features easy calendar viewing between Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Rackspace Email, as well as a faster webmail design for Rackspace Email to make businesses using Rackspace Hybrid Email even more productive.

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Demand for unified telecommunications boosted by green strategies

Date: 15. Juni 2010

June 15th, 2010 - The desire of businesses to incorporate a unified communications solution for their firms has risen with the concurrent push for green initiatives in technology, suggests recent evidence.

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Report says private, hybrid cloud biggest growth areas

Date: 8. Juni 2010

June 8th, 2010 - The latest area generating the greatest interest in the realm of the cloud has been private cloud computing, according to latest figures, and this predominance of popularity looks poised to continue until at least 2015.

However, in addition to private cloud computing's continued growth, many companies have been looking into implemented hybrid cloud technologies - hedging on public and private versions of the service - for certain functions.

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Rackspace Named in the Financial Times UK’s 50 Best Workplaces for the Sixth Year in a Row

Date: 1. Juni 2010

London, UK, 1 June, 2010 – Rackspace (, the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry announces it has won 18th place in the Financial Times UK’s 50 Best Workplaces ranking for 2010.

Die Auszeichnung ehrt Rackspace für die Erschaffung einer der besten Arbeitsplätze im Vereinigten Königreich für sechs aufeinanderfolgende Jahre. Rackspace wurde auch in der Kategorie „Beste Arbeitsplätze für die Generation Y“ genannt, für die Arbeitnehmer unter 25 Jahren gefragt wurden, ob sie Rackspace als „großartigen Arbeitsplatz“ empfehlen würden.

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2010. Mai

E-commerce: The business potential

Date: 28. Mai 2010

May 28th, 2010 - The potential for e-commerce is huge. Recent research commissioned by IMRG found that over 51 per cent of British adults shopped online in the first three months of the year, suggesting that there is a real opportunity for businesses out there.

In February 2010, the 50 per cent benchmark was achieved for the first time ever and March saw further growth in the number of online shoppers to 51 per cent.

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Data centres need tight physical security, surveillance

Date: 28. Mai 2010

May 28th, 2010 - Implementing a new data centre - or refitting an existing one - happens often in businesses, whether they choose to host their servers in-house or to outsource the service. But while much attention is often paid to informational security for data, one aspect that should not be overlooked is physical security.

However, the data centre often forms the informational backbone of a company, and all aspects of its security should be heavily scrutinised, and kept to the highest standards to ensure data safety.

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Rackspace Expanding Cloud Services to the UK; Building on Cloud Growth

Date: 19. Mai 2010

San Antonio, TX – May 19, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced that it plans to bring public cloud services to the UK by the end of the year.

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Experts advise on colocation selection

Date: 7. Mai 2010

May 7th, 2010 - Using a computing resource such as outsourced colocation can have a number of benefits for businesses, including a lessened reliance on a firm's own hardware, as well as the cost-saving benefits of utilising a provider's maintenance and repair services.

However, there are a number of things for businesses to consider before throwing in with a colocation provider, and several experts have recently sounded off to about their recommendations for investigating colocation providers.

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Cloud computing offers 'powerful' disaster recovery model

Date: 1. Mai 2010

March 1st, 2010 - Small and medium-sized businesses are enjoying vastly improved disaster recovery services thanks to cloud computing.

Writing for Virtualization Journal, John Savageau explains that the potential loss of vital information and applications is one of the most important issues facing smaller companies with restricted budgets, making cloud computing a cost-effective and "powerful solution" for these firms.

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April 2010

Rackspace urges UK businesses to update legacy IT to stay ahead

Date: 28 April 2010

London, UK, 28 April 2010 – UK businesses may be missing opportunities around new approaches to technology and continuing to over-invest in legacy IT, as indicated by research commissioned by Rackspace, the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing. The research, surveying over 400 IT decision makers, including 218 from the UK, revealed that 93% of the UK companies surveyed do not believe that they have a cutting-edge approach to adopting new technology.

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Rackspace Named IT Operator of the Year at the Green IT Awards

Date: 23 April 2010

London,UK - 23rd April 2010 - Rackspace (, the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry today announces that it has been voted as the IT Operator of the Year in the prestigious Green IT Awards.

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Expert advises on business continuity and disaster recovery

Date: 15 April 2010

April 15th, 2010 - After conducting a survey on virtualised servers and their relation to firms' business continuity and disaster recovery plans, the last thing Elias Khnaser, a manager of Artemis Technology and writer for Information Week, expected was needing to 'sell' businesses on BC/DR plans.

However, the findings of the report were staggering, with nearly 40 per cent of all respondents polled indicating that they had incomplete disaster recovery plans in place, or none whatsoever.

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The Rackspace Cloud Introduces First Cloud Server Application for the iPad

Date: 6 April 2010

San Antonio, TX – April 6, 2010 – The Rackspace® Cloud, the cloud computing division of Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX),   today announced the release of Rackspace Cloud Pro™ the first application for the new iPad™ to enable developers to monitor and manage their Rackspace Cloud Servers™. With Cloud Pro, users can turn on backups for a server, create new servers from backups, manage back-up scheduling, re-boot, rename, resize and delete servers – all using the iPad’s intuitive touchscreen interface. The free application is now available at iTunes.

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März 2010

High-speed connectivity makes cloud computing possible

Date: 19 March 2010

March 19th, 2010 - The unrolling of high-speed internet connections worldwide is providing ideal platforms for cloud computing services, according to an industry insider.

At this week's ITWeb Hosted Applications for SMEs event, Arthur Goldstuck of World Wide Worx said that more small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are now able to embrace cloud computing due to the proliferation of high-speed connectivity.

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