European Business Awards 2009

Rackspace Hosting, a leading provider of IT hosting services, today announces it has been recognised as one of Europe's leading customer service organisations in the European Business Awards 2009.

The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the 27 EU member states. In its third year, it serves to showcase Europe's most successful business achievements, with hundreds of companies entering each year. Rackspace achieved a top 10 place in the Customer Focus category at the awards ceremony, held in Rome on 7th April.

Brian Thomson, Managing Director at Rackspace, comments: "This recognition is particularly satisfying for us, as it really underlines our mantra of Fanatical Support. In the competitive IT hosting marketplace, everyone claims they deliver excellent customer service, so it's great to prove that with Rackspace, customer focus is a reality, not just hype.

"2009 has already been a great year for recognition of our endeavours. This success follows closely on the heels of Rackspace being voted 15th best company to work for by the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies Awards, moving up nine places from 2008. This European recognition comes after Rackspace winning the overall award for customer focus in the 2008 National Business Awards"