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November 2008

Email marketing on the up as Christmas approaches

Date: 25 November 2008

November 25th, 2008 - Retailers in the US have been accelerating their email marketing activity as Christmas approaches, new figures show.

According to the Retail Email Index, the week ending November 21st showed that email marketing activity increased by 11 per cent, ending on a record high for the year at 272 points - a 19 per cent rise on the same time last month.

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Rackspace Scoops Business Oscar

Date: 19 November 2008

London, Vereinigtes Königreich – 19. November 2008 – Rackspace® Hosting, der weltweit führende Anbieter von Hosting-Diensten, erhielt diesen Monat drei Auszeichnungen, einschließlich die Auszeichnung für Kundenfokus bei den angesehenen National Business Awards, der „Oscarverleihung der Geschäftswelt“.

Zu Beginn des Monats wurde Rackspace zum „IT-Arbeitgeber des Jahres“ bei den jährlich stattfindenden Computing Awards gewählt. Das Marketingteam des Unternehmens erhielt weiterhin die Auszeichnung „Beste E-Mail-Nutzung“ bei den B2B Marketing Awards.

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ISVs Making the Move to SaaS

Date: 19 November 2008

19th November 2008 - Almost half of all Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) are moving to Software as a Service (SaaS) to deliver their products, a survey by Rackspace Hosting has revealed.

The survey showed that 48 per cent said they either already had a SaaS strategy and products in place or are developing SaaS applications to run alongside existing solutions. Only 15 per cent said they still had no clear SaaS policy defined.

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Rackspace Unveils Platform Hosting in EMEA

Date: 10 November 2008

London,UK - November 10, 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting the world's leader in hosting, today announces its new Platform Hosting solution for the EMEA market. Created as a unique alternative to collocation, Platform Hosting gives users the control to manage all aspects of their hosting environment, with the added benefit of managed hardware and aggressive service level agreements, backed by a world-class data centre and network infrastructure.

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New round of ferocious internet attacks test security measures

Date: 10 November 2008

November 10th, 2008 - A recent internet security report has revealed that a new breed of cyber attacks have appeared as criminals seem intent on hitting some of the world's largest websites.

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HP reveals multi-storage virtualisation plans

Date: 6 November 2008

November 6th, 2008 - Hewlett-Packard (HP),   one of the world's leading technology companies, has added multi-array storage virtualisation to its midrange offerings, with the introduction of HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualisation Services Platform (SVSP).

Based on a partnership with LSI Corp, SVSP fuses midrange and third-party drives into one combined pool of storage.

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Intel to sell half its stake in virtualisation leader, VMware

Date: 5 November 2008

November 5th, 2008 - Intel is set to sell half its stake in VMware, the forerunner in the virtualisation software market.                          

No reason has yet been given for the sale but the announcement follows shortly after the world's leading chipmaker sold one million of its 9.5 million shares in VMware at the end of October.

Cisco Systems and EMC Corp received 500,000 shares apiece at $26.52 in the agreement.

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Oktober 2008

Rackspace Announces Full Suite of Cloud Hosting Offers

Date: 22 October 2008

Austin,TX - October. 22, 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX),   the world's leading hosting services provider, today unveiled its cloud hosting strategy which extends the company's technology and service leadership to cloud hosting. In support of its new cloud hosting strategy, the company announced it has agreed to acquire Slicehost and Jungle Disk, and has established relationships with Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) and Sonian Networks to provide more robust service offerings.

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September 2008

Rackspace Adds Virtualisation to Hosting Portfolio in EMEA

Date: 11. September 2008

London,UK - September 11, 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting the world's leader in hosting, today announces enterprise-class support of dedicated virtualised servers as part of its ongoing virtualisation initiative in EMEA. The virtualisation platform, built on VMware's third-generation virtualisation software suite, maximises hardware investment with better utilisation of servers through virtual machines.

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Rackspace Hosting Expands into Asia

Date: 8. September 2008

Hong Kong - September 8, 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX),   the world's leader and specialist in hosting services, today announced the opening of its Asian headquarters and data centre in Hong Kong. This expansion into Asia marks the Company's continued investment in superior customer service and exhibits its confidence in the business opportunity that Asia represents.

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August 2008

Rackspace Hosting Launches New Hosted Exchange Offering

Date: 28. August 2008

London,UK - 28 August, 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting, a leading hosting services provider, today announced it has launched its Hosted Exchange service to meet the growing demand from businesses looking to outsource their email service.

The new service is based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the world's most popular business messaging platform and is backed up by Rackspace's award winning Fanatical Support® customer service.

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Rackspace to Host Lifetime Memories Site World Legacy

Date: 21. August 2008

London,UK - 21 August 2008 - Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX),   a leading hosting services provider, today announced that World's Legacy, a new worldwide concept to store life stories digitally, has selected Rackspace for backup and storage. The digital platform where anyone can leave his or her life story, including photos, videos and audio clips, chose Rackspace because of its high quality levels.

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Rackspace Prices Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

Date: 7. August 2008

San Antonio, TX - August 7, 2008 - Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) today announced the initial public offering of 15,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $12.50 per share. Rackspace will offer 12,700,000 shares of its common stock in the offering and the selling stockholders will offer an additional 2,300,000 shares of common stock in the offering. Rackspace and the selling stockholders have also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 shares to cover over-allotments.

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Juli 2008

Rackspace IPO Auction Launches

Date: 29. Juli 2008

San Antonio,TX - July 29, 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting, Inc. today announced that the auction for its proposed initial public offering of its common stock has commenced. Rackspace announced that it expects the offering to price after the stock market closes on or about Thursday, August 7, 2008.

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Rackspace Helps Customers Become PCI Compliant with Comprehensive Solution

Date: 14. Juli 2008

London, UK - July 14, 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting, a leading hosting services provider, today announced the release of a suite of hardware, software and professional services that helps customers achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. Instead of having to assemble various pieces of a PCI solution individually, Rackspace is providing a PCI toolbox that will assist customers in becoming compliant to the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS).

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Juni 2008

Rackspace Begins New Chapter in Europe with Opening of EMEA Data Centre

Date: 9. Juni 2008

London,UK - 9 June 2008 - Rackspace Hosting, a leading hosting services provider, will today (June 9) open its new EMEA data centre in Slough. Gordon Frazer, MD of Microsoft UK, will speak at the opening.

The new facility is Rackspace's first solely managed data centre in Europe and will provide approximately 50,000 sq ft of data centre space.

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Rackspace strengthens executive team with new HR Director appointment

Date: 5. Juni 2008

London,UK - 5 June 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting (,   the world's hosting leader, has announced the appointment of Alison Grace as HR director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this newly created position, Alison will be responsible for driving forward the people agenda to support the business in delivering Fanatical Support®.

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Rackspace named among the best places to work

Date: 3. Juni 2008

London, UK - 3 June 2008 - Rackspace® Hosting, the world's leader in hosting, has been named as one of the UK's top 50 workplaces in the prestigious Financial Times Best UK Workplaces awards.

This is the fourth year running in which Rackspace has been recognised in the awards. This year Rackspace was also named in the top five most welcoming companies to work for.

Produced by the Great Place to Work® Institute UK, the report is based on the world's largest annual labour force study.

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April 2008

Portaltech announces partnership with Rackspace® and hybris to offer SaaS-based eCommerce solution to retailers

Date: 23 April 2008

London,UK - 23 April 2008: Portaltech (,  a leading UK eCommerce Systems Integrator and Consultancy, has today announced a partnership with Rackspace ( and hybris ( to offer a SaaS-based end to end cCommerce platform based on the hybris QuickLive solution.

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Januar 2008

Cloud Conundrum Causes Corporate Confusion

Date: 26 January 2008

26 January 2008 - Businesses are in danger of missing out on the cloud revolution because they don't understand the concept, a survey released today by Rackspace has revealed. The findings show that more than half of UK (57%) and US (58%) businesses are unaware of the term cloud hosting.

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