Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Unlocks Online Retail Channels For Cbazaar.com
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.
It’s a cloud-powered Christmas, with 51% of US and UK consumers surveyed doing at least half of their shopping online
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.
Help for Heroes goes Hybrid with Rackspace
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.
Rackspace Startup Programme empowers new British businesses to succeed
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.
Rackspace Enhances Hybrid Cloud With New Performance Cloud Servers
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.
Rackspace Launches Hong Kong’s First Hybrid Cloud Powered By OpenStack
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.
Rackspace Announces First Ever On Demand E-learning and Multi-Course Curriculum for OpenStack Designed to Expand Worldwide Adoption of OpenStack Technology
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.
DFS transforms its business with new multi-channel platform Multi-million pound investment offers customers a fully integrated journey from inspiration to purchase
London, UK – 5th September DFS today announced the launch of its new multi-channel platform and websites, www.dfs.co.uk and www.dfs.ie 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.
Rackspace Appoints Taylor Rhodes as its First-Ever Chief Customer Officer
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.
Rackspace Extends On-Premise VMware Environments with New Dedicated VMware vCenter™ Server Offering
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.
Hybrid cloud is the future for 60 per cent of UK and US enterprises, finds Rackspace study
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.
Rackspace and CERN openlab Collaborate to Deliver “Big Bang” with Hybrid Cloud
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.
Rackspace Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting
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.” 
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.
Disaster recovery aided by virtualisation
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 GlobalGold.co.uk 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.
Rackspace Fanatics Score 4th on UK’s Great Place to Work List
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.
Cloud-powered wearable tech improves intelligence and self-confidence, says new in-depth study
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.
Rackspace Launches Mobile Cloud Stacks to Accelerate Development of Mobile Apps
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.
Rackspace Adds Error Tracking and Redis-as-a-Service to Developer Toolset With Acquisition Of Exceptional Cloud Services
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.
Rackspace UK Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification for Enterprise Customers
London, UK – 7 March 2013 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, announced today that it has achieved certification to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management standard. The certification is based on an external validation of the company’s operational delivery of customer service in the design, implementation and support of hosting solutions in its UK data centre and office operations.
Rackspace Acquires ObjectRocket to Help Customers Scale MongoDB in the Cloud
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.
Rackspace Lowers Pricing on its Open Cloud
London,UK – 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. The new pricing changes will take place over the next several weeks, beginning on February 22nd with tiered pricing for Cloud Files.
88 per cent of cloud users point to cost savings according to Rackspace Survey
London, UK – 20 February 2013 – Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, reported in a study released today that 88 per cent of cloud users point to cost savings. In addition, 56 per cent of respondents agree that cloud computing has helped them boost profits. The study, conducted by Rackspace Hosting with support from Manchester Business School and Vanson Bourne, found that 88 per cent of UK and US business respondents using the cloud have saved money.
Rackspace ‘Generation Cloud’ Research Shows Brits Could Be Stashing as Much as £24 Billion of Digital Assets in the Cloud
London, UK – 30 January 2012 – New research from Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, shows that Brits may be trusting the cloud* as never before with up to £24 billion** worth of digital assets stored remotely.
According to the survey, people are also keeping treasured memories in the cloud with 68 per cent storing an average of 920 photos online. They’re also storing an average of 226 music tracks and 45 video files in the cloud.
Action for Children Gets Closer To Users Through Big Data Insight On Rackspace Open Cloud
London,UK - 17 January, 2013 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that it has been selected by Action for Children to help the organisation tackle big data challenges and scale up its IT infrastructure on demand.
Open source cloud boosts innovation says three quarters of respondents, Rackspace research reveals
London, UK - 18 December 2012 - Using open source cloud technology boosts innovation according a new report by Rackspace, the open cloud company. Almost three quarters (74 per cent) of those organisations using open source cloud technology stated that it makes their business more innovative.
Cost efficiency, vendor neutrality and scalability were stated as the main benefits that help to drive this innovation by 65 per cent, 52 per cent and 37 per cent respectively.
Rackspace Open Cloud Platform Drives Significant Customer Interest in 2012
London, UK – December 5, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced that its customer base is expanding, as thousands of customers are signing up each month for the company’s open cloud services. With the complete suite of OpenStack®-based cloud solutions now in full production, Rackspace offers an open, fast and simple cloud experience by providing customers with true choice and control without the fear of being locked-in to proprietary technologies.
Rackspace Launches UK Startup Programme to Fuel New British Businesses
London, UK – 21 November 2012 – Rackspace®, the open cloud company, announces plans to launch its Rackspace Startup Programme in 2013 to provide cloud computing resources to new businesses driving growth in the UK economy. With a global track record of partnering with premiere startup accelerators and incubators in the USA and Australia, the firm now broadens its focus to include the EMEA region aiming to help power thousands of UK startups to success.
Rackspace Enhances Private Cloud Software
London, UK – November 15, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced new features and enhanced support offerings for the Rackspace Private Cloud Software, dubbed “Alamo.” Since the OpenStack-powered Rackspace Private Cloud Software launched in August, thousands of organisations have downloaded the software from over 125 countries spanning all continents, with people from Fortune 100 companies, colleges, universities and research centers downloading the product.
Rackspace Delivers End-to-End Services for SharePoint
London, UK – November 14, 2012 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced Rackspace Services for SharePoint, a complete end-to-end SharePoint solution that provides design, development, support and training services.
UK employees could lose 223 man hours every year due to poor customer support from IT service providers, says Rackspace report
London, UK – 07 November 2012 – Inadequate customer service is costing UK employees almost 223 hours a year1 according to new research from Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company.
The Rackspace IT Industry Service Report, the first annual snapshot of IT service quality in the UK, found that the problem worsens when we look at IT teams. Thirty nine per cent of respondent company IT staff are estimated to be losing 6 hours or more per week on tackling IT problems and chasing suppliers.