Press Releases

April 2014

Rackspace Appoints Ryan Neading as Chief Information Officer

Date: 10 April 2014

SAN ANTONIO – April 10, 2014 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced the appointment of Ryan Neading as chief information officer.  Neading will be responsible for the Rackspace billing systems, internal IT systems and tools, technology operations, operational metrics and interfacing with external suppliers and resource providers, while reporting to Mark Roenigk, chief operating officer.

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BuyMeDesign Grows E-Commerce Business 100% Year-over-Year with Rackspace

Date: 9 April 2014

HONG KONG, April 9 , 2014 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced BuyMeDesign.com, a leading online design curator based in Hong Kong, has grown its business 100% year-over-year, using Rackspace’s dedicated hosting to support its e-commerce operations.

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March 2014

Rackspace Launches Availability of High-Performance MongoDB Database-As-A-Service in Hong Kong

Date: 26 March 2014

Hong Kong, March 26, 2014 - Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, launched ObjectRocket™, its NoSQL MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), in Hong Kong. The service will help Rackspace’s customers in Hong Kong to scale and manage big data in the cloud for today’s most demanding applications. The offering is built upon hardware optimised specifically for MongoDB and easily accessed and integrated into existing systems.

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February 2014

Rackspace Asia Wins Sing Tao IT Square Editors' Choices Award For Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

Date: 27 February 2014

Hong Kong – February 27, 2014 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, this week announced that Rackspace Asia has been awarded the ‘Best Hybrid Cloud Solution’ by Sing Tao IT Square Editors’ Choices Award. The company’s combination of hybrid cloud, open technologies and Fanatical Support® has been recognised by the judges of this prestigious competition.

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January 2014

Rackspace Hosting Named to the 2013 Best Company to Work For in Greater China List

Date: 21 January 2014

HONG KONG - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, has been named to the 2013 Best Companies to Work For in Greater China List by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Featured on the list for the first time, Rackspace was awarded for its positive workplace culture that focuses on training and development, reward and recognition.

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December 2013

Rackspace Wins Cloud Infrastructure Provider 2013 At NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Awards

Date: 16 December 2013

Hong Kong - November 1, 2013 - Rackspace® Hosting, the open cloud company, has won the Cloud Infrastructure Provider category at the 2013 NetworkWorld Asia Readers' Choice Product Excellence Awards. The honors were presented at a ceremony held in Singapore to recognize leading vendors of innovative solutions in the Asian technology market.

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November 2013

Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Unlocks Online Retail Channels For Cbazaar.com

Date: 26 November 2013

BANGALORE, INDIA - 26 November 2013 - Rackspace® Hosting, the open cloud company, has been selected by online Indian ethnic wear store Cbazaar to host and support its online sales backbone using the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud.
 

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October 2013

Rackspace Launches Hong Kong’s First Hybrid Cloud Powered By OpenStack

Date: 22 October 2013

Hong Kong - October 22, 2013Rackspace® Hosting today launched Hong Kong’s first hybrid cloud powered by OpenStack®, the open source cloud computing platform. The new public cloud joins Rackspace’s existing portfolio of private cloud and dedicated solutions to complete the Open Cloud Company’s Hybrid Cloud offering to businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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August 2013

Rackspace Hosting Selected as “The Best of Managed Hosting” by e-zone Magazine

Date: 29 August 2013

HONG KONG, 29 August 2013 -- Rackspace® Hosting, (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, has been selected as “The Best of Managed Hosting” in the 2013 e-brand Awards, an annual award organized by e-zone, a leading IT magazine in Hong Kong. The award, centered around the theme “Cloud Living, the Way of the Future” was chosen to encourage ongoing creativity and visualization in the industry, as well as to recognize outstanding IT enterprises in Hong Kong with distinguished achievement in providing innovative IT products and solutions.

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Rackspace Extends On-Premise VMware Environments with New Dedicated VMware vCenter™ Server Offering

Date: 20 August 2013

San Antonio, TX – August 20, 2013 - Rackspace Hosting® (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced a new offering for its Rackspace® Managed Virtualization service, Dedicated VMware vCenter Server, that will provide managed support for single-tenant VMware vCenter Servers.  With Dedicated VMware vCenter Server, enterprise customers can migrate existing VMware workloads out of their on-premise data center into a Rackspace data center, while leveraging existing tools to maintain the control and agility they require.

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July 2013

Cloud adoption high in Hong Kong at 84%, but full potential unrealized, finds Rackspace study

Date: 17 July 2013

HONG KONG – 17 July, 2013 – Businesses in Hong Kong are rapidly adopting cloud computing with more than four out of five Hong Kong companies deploying cloud services to reduce CAPEX (62%), as well as to gain competitive advantage around scalability (54%) and IT savings (51%), according to Rackspace’s new Cloud Survey, released today. However, despite these high adoption rates, the results suggest that there are opportunities for businesses to increase their cloud usage to other areas, particularly through hybrid cloud services. 

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May 2013

Rackspace Adds On-Demand Networking and Enhanced Security Capabilities to its Hybrid Cloud

Date: 30 May 2013

 

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April 2013

Rackspace Plans to Expand Global Cloud Network through Service Providers

Date: 15 April 2013

San Antonio, TX – April 15, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that it plans to expand its global cloud network through a program that would have Rackspace build and run interoperable public clouds for service providers around the world, such as telcos. As the founder of OpenStack, Rackspace is perfectly positioned to help speed a partner’s successful entry as a cloud provider in the OpenStack ecosystem with proven Rackspace technology, operations and go to market expertise.

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Rackspace to Drive Growth in Asia Pacific Cloud Business with New Regional Managing Director

Date: 9 April 2013

Hong Kong, April 9, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting, the open cloud company, today announced the appointment of seasoned technology analyst, investor and consultant Ajit Melarkode as managing director of Rackspace Asia Pacific. 

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Rackspace Launches Mobile Cloud Stacks to Accelerate Development of Mobile Apps

Date: 9 April 2013

SAN ANTONIO – April 09, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced the release of its new mobile cloud stacks for developers.  These stacks are purpose built to help developers design, build, test, deploy and scale mobile apps in the hybrid cloud.

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Rackspace Broadens Hybrid Cloud Ecommerce Vision Through Magento Partner Program

Date: 8 April 2013

San Antonio, TX – April 8, 2013 - Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced it has entered into the Magento Hosting Partner program as a platinum level partner. Rackspace and Magento, a division of X.commerce, an eBay Inc. company, will work collaboratively to serve both dedicated and open hybrid cloud customers with one of the fastest growing ecommerce platforms on the market.

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March 2013

Rackspace Adds Error Tracking and Redis-as-a-Service to Developer Toolset With Acquisition Of Exceptional Cloud Services

Date: 28 March 2013

San Antonio, TX, March 28, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced the strategic acquisition of Exceptional Cloud Services to enhance its toolset for developers deploying and managing applications in the open cloud.  Through this deal, Rackspace will expand its portfolio of developer solutions to include error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service capabilities.  These solutions from Exceptional Cloud Services are currently used by more than 50,000 application developers.

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Bluebell Chooses Rackspace to Expand its E-Commerce business across Asia

Date: 27 March 2013

HONG KONG, March 27, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced The Bluebell Group, Asia’s leading distributor and marketer of imported exclusive luxury products, is relying on Rackspace’s dedicated hosting to support its e-commerce operations, with access to its round-the-clock Fanatical Support®.

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Rackspace Launches OpenCenter, Extending Cloud Operations Expertise to Enterprise Private Clouds

Date: 6 March 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TX – March 6, 2013 Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter™, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise data center.  

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February 2013

Rackspace Acquires ObjectRocket to Help Customers Scale MongoDB in the Cloud

Date: 27 February 2013

San Antonio, TX – February 27, 2013 - Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider. With ObjectRocket’s open source-based MongoDB solution, Rackspace will broaden its OpenStack-based open cloud platform to offer customers a NoSQL DBaaS.

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Rackspace Lowers Pricing on its Open Cloud

Date: 22 February 2013

LONDON – 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.

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January 2013

Cebu Sharepoint

Date: 28 January 2013

HONG KONG – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, is using Rackspace’s managed hosting for its website and its deployment of SharePoint solutions.

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November 2012

Luxury Brand John Hardy Chooses Rackspace to Support Its Global Online Business

Date: 27 November 2012

HONG KONG, November 27, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced John Hardy, a well-known luxury handmade jewelry brand, is using Rackspace’s dedicated managed hosting solution to help it grow its e-business revenue. Rackspace provides a solid and reliable hosting infrastructure, backed by a 100% network uptime guarantee, to increase its server capacity to meet the brand’s marketing drive and enhancing global customer experience.

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October 2012

Gobuya.com Counts on Rackspace Hosting to Help It Manage and Support its 200% Growth

Date: 10 October 2012

HONG KONG, October 10, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced GoBuya.com, a fast growing group buying site in Hong Kong, is using Rackspace’s dedicated managed hosting solution to help it ensure 100% network uptime of its website and for around-the-clock access to Fanatical Support®.

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Rackspace Asia Limited Achieves ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification

Date: 8 October 2012

HONG KONG, October 18, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that its Rackspace Asia Limited operation has achieved ISOs 27001 (Information Security Management Certification) for best practice in its data centre facility in Hong Kong. This is the company’s fifth data centre that has achieved this strigent certification following the first in the UK in 2009.

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August 2012

Rackspace Hosting Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

Date: 7 August 2012

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012:

Net revenue of $319 million grew 29% year-over-year
Adjusted EBITDA (1) of $112 million grew 37% year-over-year
Achieved adjusted EBITDA margin of 35.1%, up from 33.0% year-over-year
Net income of $25 million grew 43% year-over-year


SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2012-- Rackspace® Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

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June 2012

Rackspace Hosting Recognized as 2012 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year

Date: 26 June 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX — June 26, 2012 — Today, Rackspace Hosting announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

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April 2012

Rackspace Hosting Positioned as a Leader in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting Providers

Date: 9 April 2012

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 9, 2012-- Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the service leader in cloud computing, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.”1

The Gartner assessment, performed by the firm’s IT industry experts, evaluates providers based on the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute. It categorizes providers in quadrants labeled Niche Players, Challengers, Visionaries, and Leaders. Rackspace was among the 17 providers assessed by Gartner.

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February 2012

Rackspace Acquires SharePoint911 to Provide Industry Leading SharePoint Expertise

Date: 16 February 2012

Hong Kong--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 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.

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Rackspace and Redapt Join Forces to Deliver Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition as a Complete Infrastructure and Support Solution

Date: 15 February 2012

Hong Kong--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2012-- Today, Rackspace Hosting® (NYSE: RAX) and Redapt, a top ranking solution provider to companies such as Zynga, Citigroup and Redhat, join together to deliver Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition as a complete infrastructure and support solution. With today’s announcement, Rackspace and Redapt are providing an easy solution for companies needing the consumption model of cloud but the control of private hardware to scale their private cloud infrastructure in an open environment.

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