Rackspace Recognized as Winner for 2015 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Rackspace today announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“As a five-time Microsoft Hosting Partner of the year and leader in the managed cloud, Rackspace is honored to accept the award again this year,” said Todd Cione, chief revenue officer, Rackspace. “This recognition highlights our commitment to providing customers Fanatical Support® on Microsoft’s leading technology platforms and products. We look forward to continuing our work with Microsoft on technology innovation, business transformation for customers, and deepening our expertise as the cloud market continues to mature.”

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. Rackspace was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Hosting Partner of the Year category. The Hosting Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner that demonstrates solution innovation and exemplary commitment to engaging with Microsoft.

“Microsoft’s success as a company is dependent upon our ecosystem of great partners, and Rackspace is a shining example of the kind of innovation our partners continue to drive year after year,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to recognize Rackspace for being selected as winner of the 2015 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year award and for demonstrating excellence in providing value to our mutual customers.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognizes Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

About Rackspace

Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) is the #1 managed cloud company. Its technical expertise and Fanatical Support® allow companies to tap the power of the cloud without the pain of hiring experts in dozens of complex technologies. Rackspace is also the leader in hybrid cloud, giving each customer the best fit for its unique needs — whether on single- or multi-tenant servers, or a combination of those platforms. Rackspace is the founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Based in San Antonio, Rackspace serves more than 300,000 business customers from data centers on four continents. www.rackspace.com