Rackspace Unveils Managed Security and Compliance Assistance Offerings

Managed cloud hosting provider Rackspace has announced new Managed Security and Compliance Assistance offerings to assist customers in addressing data security, protecting critical business processes, and mitigating risks from potential cyber-attacks and threats. Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance lets customers leverage Rackspace security experts to help with strategic planning for best practice multi-cloud security, … [Read more...]

Connectivity Provider, PlanetOne Communications, Joins the Rackspace Partner Network

PlanetOne Communications, a company delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to SMB and enterprises, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, has joined the Partner Network for managed cloud hosting provider, Rackspace. PlanetOne channel partners will gain access to Rackspace’s award-winning portfolio of cloud services and solutions. “Cloud services and solutions are top of mind for nearly every agent and MSP and for good reason,” said … [Read more...]

Rackspace Collaborates With Intel to Accelerate OpenStack Enterprise Feature Development

Rackspace, a global managed cloud hosting company, has announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to form the OpenStack Innovation Center. This “center of excellence” would help accelerate the development of enterprise capabilities and significantly add to the number of developers contributing to upstream OpenStack code.  The project will bring together OpenStack engineers from Rackspace and Intel to advance the scalability, … [Read more...]

Rackspace Study: Rapid Pace of Technological Change Makes IT Decisions More Difficult Than 10 Years Ago

Two thirds (66 per cent) of IT decision makers in the UK agree the rapid pace of technological change is making decisions about IT investment more difficult than 10 years ago, according to a new study commissioned by Rackspace Hosting. The study found that as a result of this rapid pace of change, 62 per cent of IT decision makers have invested in hardware or software that has never been used by the organization. The challenge extends right … [Read more...]

Rackspace Partners with Digital Realty to Open New “Green” UK Data Center

Managed cloud hosting company Rackspace, along with data center and colocation provider Digital Realty Trust, has unveiled its new UK data center. Based in Crawley, West Sussex, the 130,000 square foot data center, a green facility with a calculated Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.151, will help to meet the growing demand for managed cloud hosting services in the UK and Europe. The new facility has been designed with the specific needs of … [Read more...]

UK Wine Merchant Oddbins Selects Rackspace Managed Cloud Hosting Services

Rackspace, a global provider of managed cloud hosting services, has announced that the iconic wine merchant Oddbins has selected Rackspace Managed Cloud services to power its website as it stocks up ahead of the festive season and beyond. Oddbins, the well-known brand of UK high-street wine shops, needed strong hosting support, a quick roll-out of new solutions and enhanced security. The new solution offered by Rackspace provides a managed web … [Read more...]

Rackspace Founder and Chairman, Graham Weston, Purchases Company Stock Worth $2.5 Million+

Rackspace, the managed cloud hosting company, has announced that its chairman, Graham Weston, purchased Rackspace stock worth $2.5 million, and filed a 10b5-1 trading plan to purchase up to $2.5 million more over the next year, as part of his individual investment strategy. Weston’s willingness to invest in Rackspace would express his belief in the company's future. The initial $2.5 million purchase was made by Graham Weston on the open market … [Read more...]

Rackspace Announces Release of Its Global Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack

Cloud hosting company Rackspace has announced the global release of its Rackspace Private Cloud offering powered by OpenStack. The API-driven OpenStack infrastructure is designed to run enterprise production workloads. The offering includes DevOps automation services for application lifecycle management. "Rackspace Private Cloud was designed to deliver stable API-driven OpenStack infrastructure so that our customers can focus on the … [Read more...]

Rackspace Ends Formal Evaluation of M&A Transactions, Names Taylor Rhodes as its New CEO

Rackspace, the cloud hosting provider that serves more than 200,000 business customers from data centers on four continents, has ended its evaluation of alternatives that would result in Rackspace being acquired. The company declared its commitment to remain independent and announced Taylor Rhodes as CEO to lead and drive its managed cloud hosting strategy. Rackspace had been approached by multiple parties who expressed interest in exploring a … [Read more...]

Rackspace Hosting Reports Record Growth in Second Quarter 2014

Cloud hosting provider Rackspace Hosting has announced record growth in its quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net revenue for the second quarter was $441 million, up 4.8 percent from the previous quarter and 17 percent from the second quarter of 2013. For the third quarter of 2014, the cloud hosting company has announced further revenue growth. "This was a record quarter for Rackspace,” said Graham Weston, Chairman and CEO of Rackspace. “We added … [Read more...]