Press Releases

May 2016

Help For Heroes One Of First UK Organisations to Benefit from Rackspace Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure

Date: 16 May 2016

London, UK – 16 May, 2016 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), today announced the general availability of Fanatical Support® for Microsoft Azure™ in European regions, following the US launch in July 2015. Armed forces charity Help For Heroes® is one of the first organisations in the UK to take advantage of the new solution after acknowledging the need for a managed layer on top of its Azure IT infrastructure.

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April 2016

Vue Entertainment Reaches Record Breaking Online Ticket Sales With Rackspace Managed Cloud

Date: 13 April 2016

London, UK – 13 April, 2016 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Vue® Entertainment (Vue), one of the top cinema groups in the UK and Ireland, is using the VMware® Managed Virtualisation offering from Rackspace to support an unprecedented demand for tickets that’s being generated by blockbuster films.

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February 2016

Snack Company Graze among First UK Businesses to Benefit from Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS

Date: 3 February 2016

London, UK – 3 February, 2016 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the general availability of Fanatical Support® for Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) in all markets outside of the U.S., where it has been available since October 2015. Healthy snack provider Graze® is one of the first companies in the UK to take advantage of the new offering after updating its IT infrastructure and selecting a managed cloud provider.

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January 2016

Eagle Eye Builds Brand Hyper-Loyalty During January Sales Using Rackspace Managed Cloud

Date: 14 January 2016

London, UK – 14 January, 2016 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Eagle Eye®, a leading provider of digital promotions, used Rackspace DevOps Automation Services to manage the spike of transactions it received over the busy Christmas and January sales periods so it can build brand hyper-loyalty for its customers.

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December 2015

Poundland Prepares for First Online Christmas With Rackspace Managed Cloud

Date: 15 December 2015

London, UK – 15 December, 2015 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Poundland®, one of Europe’s largest discount and value retailers, is using Rackspace managed cloud services to support its first crucial Christmas period since its new website launched in September 2015.

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November 2015

Boardroom demand for innovation now driving cloud adoption, according to Rackspace survey

Date: 5 November 2015

London – 5 November, 2015Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the results of a Vanson Bourne study* into the true underlying nature, rationale and drivers behind a cloud migration. The study, which polled 500 UK IT and business decision-makers who have either been through or are currently planning a cloud migration project, found that the decision to migrate business applications to the cloud is now coming directly from the boardroom rather than the IT department.

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October 2015

Great Western Railway Selects Rackspace to Give Customers a Smooth Online Journey

Date: 15 October 2015

London, UK – 15 October, 2015 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Great Western Railway (GWR), formerly known as First Great Western, one of the UK’s largest and most complex rail networks, has chosen the VMware Managed Virtualisation offering from Rackspace to support its recent rebrand and maintain the best possible service for its customers.

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September 2015

ghd Straightens Out IT Infrastructure and Enhances Security with Rackspace Managed Cloud

Date: 14 September 2015

London – September 14th, 2015 – Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that ghd, the market leader in hair stylers, is migrating to a new Rackspace data centre that will offer increased performance and advanced security.

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July 2015

Footwear Retailer Office ‘Boots Up' Rackspace Managed Cloud for Busy Summer Festival Season

Date: 30 July 2015

London – July 30, 2015 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Office, one of the UK’s leading retailers of fashion footwear, is using Rackspace® Private Cloud to handle spikes of website traffic that are being generated by the busy summer festival season.

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June 2015

Rapid Pace of Technological Change Makes IT Decisions More Challenging, Rackspace Study Finds

Date: 3 June 2015

London – 3rd June 2015 – Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1managed cloud company, today announced results of a new study that reveals two thirds (66 per cent) of surveyed IT managers agree the rapid pace of technological change is making decisions about IT investment more difficult than 10 years ago.

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May 2015

Rackspace and CERN openlab Bring Clouds Around the World Together To Aid Scientific Discovery

Date: 20 May 2015

London, UK – 20 May, 2015 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced an extension of its contributor agreement with CERN openlab to continue working on creating a reference architecture and operational model for federated cloud services.

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Dreams Achieves 35 Percent Easter Sales Increase With Support From Rackspace Managed Hosting Services

Date: 13 May 2015

London – 13th May 2015 - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that it provides managed hosting services to Dreams, a leading bed retailer. According to Dreams, Rackspace services helped boost online sales over Easter by 35 percent compared to last year.

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April 2015

Rackspace launches green UK data centre to support European expansion and growth

Date: 23 April 2015

London – April 23, 2015 – Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, along with data centre and colocation provider Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) has today unveiled its new UK data centre. Based in Crawley, West Sussex, the 130,000 square foot data centre will help to meet the growing demand for managed cloud services in the UK and Europe. The facility has been designed with the specific needs of Rackspace customers in mind, encompassing top speeds, availability and energy efficiency.

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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, Notonthehighstreet.com, 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, notonthehighstreet.com, 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: 11 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 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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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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