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March 2015

The Entertainer Plays Winning Game with Rackspace Managed Cloud to Boost Sales

Date: 20 March 2015

London – 19 March 2015 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that it is providing its managed cloud services to nationwide UK toy retailer The Entertainer so it can manage large traffic spikes and launch new services.

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February 2015

‘It’s Our World’ Environment Arts Project Implements Rackspace Managed Cloud to Deal with Web Traffic Spikes

Date: 13 February 2015

London – 13 February 2015 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that it is providing free Rackspace Managed Cloud Services in support of ‘It’s Our World’ arts project, so that its website can handle thousands of submissions from schools across the UK which is expected to create big traffic spikes.

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December 2014

Oddbins Now In the Spirit for Festive Sales and Rapid Growth Using Rackspace Managed Cloud Services

Date: 16 December 2014

London – December - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that the iconic wine merchant Oddbins has begun using Rackspace Managed Cloud services to power its website as it stocks up ahead of the festive season and beyond.

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October 2014

Rackspace Finds Clear Business Benefits and Increasing Use of DevOps for Rapid Software Development and Deployment

Date: 30 October 2014
  • Over half (55 percent) of surveyed businesses have implemented DevOps practices
  • 52 percent of these businesses have increased customer conversion and satisfaction
  • 70 percent of businesses with DevOps outsource automation, allowing half of these businesses (50 percent) to focus on increasing innovation
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MobileForceField Uses Rackspace Managed Cloud to Help Defeat Cyber-Bullying

Date: 14 October 2014

London – 14 October 2014 - Rackspace®, the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that MobileForceField, an innovative startup behind the world’s first proactive child safety app, has selected a Rackspace Hybrid Cloud to power all of its websites.

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July 2014

Rackspace Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting in both North America and Europe

Date: 17 July 2014

San Antonio, July 17, 2014 – Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 Managed Cloud company, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North Americai and the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe.”ii

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Rackspace Launches Managed Cloud to Help Businesses Manage, Scale and Support their Clouds

Date: 15 July 2014

London, UK – July 15, 2014 – Rackspace (NYSE:RAX), the Managed Cloud company, today announced a new managed service model for delivering public cloud services that gives businesses and developers the help they need to design, manage, scale and grow their cloud operations. 

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One of UK’s Fastest Growing Online Retailers,, Chooses Rackspace to Manage Hybrid Cloud Journey

Date: 2 July 2014

London, England – 30 June, 2014 – Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), today announced that one of the UK’s most innovative online retailers,, completes its Hybrid Cloud model with the adoption of Rackspace® Private Cloud.

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June 2014

Rackspace Launches OnMetal Cloud Servers to Reduce Cloud Complexity and Help Cloud Apps Scale

Date: 19 June 2014

London – June 19, 2014 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) today announced OnMetal Cloud Servers -- an API-driven, single-tenant Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, designed for customers with rapidly growing infrastructure footprints who seek the agility and elasticity of cloud along with the simplicity and performance of colocation.

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New Rackspace Data Centre Recognised for Outstanding Green Data Centre Credentials

Date: 12 June 2014

London – 12 June 2014 - Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre and colocation solutions, andRackspace Hosting® (NYSE: RAX) have been awarded Special Recognition for Outstanding Green Data Centre Credentials at the 7th Annual Global Data Centre and Cloud Awards.

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February 2014

Rackspace and Digital Realty announce energy efficient, 130,000 sq ft UK data centre

Date: 19 February 2014

London, England – 19th February, 2014 – Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company and leading global provider of data centre solutions, along with Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) have today 'broken ground' on a new 130,000 square foot data centre facility. Based in Crawley, West Sussex, the site sits across a 15 acre campus and will eventually comprise of four data suites with a total 10MW capacity. The initial outlay, providing 6MW across two data suites, is due to be delivered in the first half of 2015. 

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January 2014

Rackspace Offers High-Performance MongoDB Database-As-A-Service From UK Data Centre

Date: 22 January 2014

London – January 22, 2013 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, has launched ObjectRocket, its NoSQL MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), in its UK data centre. With the open source-based MongoDB solution, Rackspace will broaden its portfolio to offer European customers a NoSQL DBaaS for big data applications. This offering will be built upon hardware optimised specifically for MongoDB and easily accessed and integrated into existing systems.

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December 2013

Rackspace Launches New DevOps Automation Service to Increase Speed and Agility for Software Developers and IT

Date: 12 December 2013

London, UK – Dec. 12, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced it is extending its Fanatical Support® to help customers automate their cloud infrastructure with a new managed support service for DevOps tools.

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November 2013

Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Unlocks Online Retail Channels For

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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It’s a cloud-powered Christmas, with 51% of US and UK consumers surveyed doing at least half of their shopping online

Date: 25 November 2013

London, UK – 25 November 2013 – With over half of the research respondents planning to do most of their Christmas shopping online, UK and US retailers stand to gain an enormous amount from this channel according to a new study from Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company.

The Rackspace study of the 4,000 UK and US adults, shows, however, that more than half (55 per cent) of the shoppers surveyed experienced online frustrations last Christmas, with 44 per cent of this group abandoning their purchase, and 34 per cent trying a different website.

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Help for Heroes goes Hybrid with Rackspace

Date: 21 November 2013

London, UK – 24 October 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that Help for Heroes is building a Rackspace Hybrid Cloud platform to help optimise performance and resilience of the charity’s websites and databases, and in doing so help even more British servicemen, servicewomen and veterans.

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Rackspace Startup Programme empowers new British businesses to succeed

Date: 18 November 2013

London, UK – 18 November 2013 – Rackspace®, the open cloud company, today announced it has given almost quarter of a million pounds worth of cloud hosting services and support for free to 300 members of the Rackspace Startups Programme since it started in the UK six months ago. This is in addition to many other benefits members have received, such as mentoring, expert technical advice and access to networking events.

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Rackspace Enhances Hybrid Cloud With New Performance Cloud Servers

Date: 5 November 2013

London – 5 November 2013 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced its architecturally redesigned public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers. These new servers are designed to deliver enhanced levels of application performance with greater speed, throughput and reliability. This public cloud offering creates a powerful hosting platform for a variety of workloads, ranging from basic web hosting to large scale NoSQL data stores like MongoDB and Cassandra.

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October 2013

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

Date: 22 October 2013

London, UK - October 22, 2013 – Rackspace® 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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September 2013

Rackspace Announces First Ever On Demand E-learning and Multi-Course Curriculum for OpenStack Designed to Expand Worldwide Adoption of OpenStack Technology

Date: 19 September 2013

London, UK – September 19, 2013 – Today, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, launched the first ever on demand e-learning training course, added four new classroom-based courses and established a training partner program to expand its industry leading Rackspace Training for OpenStack program. The program is a multi-course curriculum designed to expand worldwide adoption of OpenStack technology.

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DFS transforms its business with new multi-channel platform Multi-million pound investment offers customers a fully integrated journey from inspiration to purchase

Date: 5 September 2013

London, UK – 5th September DFS today announced the launch of its new multi-channel platform and websites, and delivered by Salmon.  The new platform offers the leading British furniture retailer’s customers a seamless, integrated journey, taking them all the way from inspiration to purchase, whichever channels and devices they use.

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Rackspace Appoints Taylor Rhodes as its First-Ever Chief Customer Officer

Date: 4 September 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TX – September 4, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, has appointed Taylor Rhodes as its first-ever Chief Customer Officer (CCO), leading the firm's Enterprise, SMB and International divisions. As CCO, Rhodes will lead Rackspace’s Sales and Fanatical Support organizations globally.

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August 2013

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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Hybrid cloud is the future for 60 per cent of UK and US enterprises, finds Rackspace study

Date: 15 August 2013

London, UK - 15 August 2013 - A new study by Rackspace ® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) suggests that while the public cloud remains important to IT decision-makers at UK and US enterprises involved in the research, the limitations of using this type of platform as a one-size-fits-all solution are becoming more apparent.  According to the survey, these limitations are leading many respondents to turn to a hybrid cloud infrastructure (i.e. public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers working together in any combination) for certain applications or workloads.

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July 2013

Rackspace and CERN openlab Collaborate to Deliver “Big Bang” with Hybrid Cloud

Date: 1 July 2013

San Antonio, TX –July 1, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced it has entered into a contributor agreement with CERN openlab. During the year-long collaboration, Rackspace will deliver a hybrid cloud solution featuring its public and private clouds powered by OpenStack to help CERN advance its mission by enabling more in-depth research into the origins of the universe. 

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June 2013

Rackspace Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting

Date: 27 June 2013

London, UK – 27th June 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the open cloud company, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting.” [1]

The Gartner assessment is carried out by the firm’s expert IT analysts based upon all companies ‘completeness of vision’ matched against their ‘ability to execute’. It categorizes providers in quadrants labeled Niche Players, Challengers, Visionaries and Leaders. Rackspace was among the 15 providers assessed by Gartner for this Quadrant.

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Disaster recovery aided by virtualisation

Date: 19 June 2013

June 19th, 2009 - Virtualisation has been hailed as a technology with many benefits and has recently been the subject of attention regarding its abilities within disaster recovery.

Tech news site reports that, although data loss can have a significant impact on the finances and reputation of a company, only around half of businesses review their plans for disaster recovery on an annual basis.

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Rackspace Fanatics Score 4th on UK’s Great Place to Work List

Date: 14 June 2013

London, UK – June 14, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced it has been ranked fourth in the ‘Large’ company category of the 2013 Great Place to Work Awards, announced at the Pavilion in The Tower of London. This recognition acknowledges Rackspace’s ongoing investment to create a winning workplace. It is the ninth successive time the company has been named a Great Place to Work in the UK.

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Cloud-powered wearable tech improves intelligence and self-confidence, says new in-depth study

Date: 4 June 2013

London UK, 4th June 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) today announced findings of an in-depth study into the use of wearable technology and its impact on consumers and businesses. The research finds that 82 per cent of wearable technology users in America and 71 per cent in Britain believe that these cloud-powered devices have enhanced their lives. This is due to the rich data generated by the devices, which is stored and analysed in the cloud.

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April 2013

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. Rackspace’s new cloud stacks are pre-configured and designed to deliver a frictionless environment for developing mobile apps.

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