Case Studies & White Papers


Is a Hosted or Dedicated Exchange Service the Best Fit for My Business?

Many customers have realized that setting up, maintaining, and managing an in-house email solution is very painful and time-consuming. Rackspace® Hosting, however, can take away all of the effort around network uptime, power and hardware management. Customers have a variety of email offerings from R...

In-house vs. Microsoft Exchange Server from Rackspace: The ROI & TCO Story

First, let's be forthright: there's no clear-cut rule that states whether hosting Microsoft Exchange Server® on dedicated servers or managing email systems in-house is better for your bottom line. Usually a hosted environment is less expensive, but not always. Luckily, there's a relatively simple wa...

simPRO Builds Out Global Expansion with Rackspace Cloud Servers

CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Job management software for the services and contracting sector. CHALLENGES: Address rapid company growth through effective global delivery of web-based software. RACKSPACE® SOLUTION: Rackspace Dedicated Servers, Rackspace Managed Cloud Servers BUSINESS OUTCOME: Web-based applic...

DevOps Hiring in a Nutshell: How To Build a Winning DevOps Team

DEVOPS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE In many ways, software development has come full circle. During the mainframe and client-server eras of IT-from the 1950s through the 1990s-programmers needed a working understanding of infrastructure. In order to start coding, they likely needed to set up a server a...

mShopper Powers Online Retailers as Smartphone Shopping Continues to Grow

CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Global ecommerce mobile platform and SaaS provider. CHALLENGES: Keeping costs low, delivering for clients a reliable, fast solution to guarantee competitive page load-times and 24/7 uptime. RACKSPACE® SOLUTION:Rackspace Managed Cloud BUSINESS OUTCOME: Page load times that are 30...

Moving Beyond TCO: Demonstrating Cost and Value on the Managed Cloud

TCO vs. Total Value Traditionally, organizations focus on total cost of ownership (TCO) when making IT decisions. How much it will cost and how much it will save. The bottom line cost savings of deploying on the cloud is usually enough to sell most businesses. And while discussing the less tangible...

HOSTED EXCHANGE 2013 BUYER’S GUIDE: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Finding A Better Exchange

The recent end of support for Exchange 2003 and widespread adoption of Exchange 2013 has more organizations considering a move to Hosted Exchange. Whether you are moving from an in-house environment or switching email hosting providers, there are a number of considerations to be aware of when search...

DDP Yoga Delivers a Consistently Reliable Customer Experience

CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: DDP Yoga is a fitness and lifestyle program, retail line, and online services focused around the health benefits of yoga. CHALLENGES: Serving more than 56,000 unique visitors without delays, and maintaining a cutting-edge, reliable platform that supports a steady increase of tra...

Enterprise IT SaaS Playing in the Global DevOps Space

CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Process-based solutions for planning, managing and controlling IT delivery, DevOps and IT operations. CHALLENGES: Enable customer to scale their software in a cost- effective manner and maintain consistent, high levels of performance in a global marketplace. RACKSPACE®SOLUTION:...

Online Auto Superstore CARiD Tunes Up Digital Performance

CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Online auto accessories and parts aftermarket retailer CARiD offers the nation's widest variety and top brands. CARiD.com caters to all levels, from the DIY home mechanic to custom shops and dealers. CHALLENGES: Success in the aftermarket parts and accessories online market dema...

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