Rackspace wins Best SMB Product Award

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announces that it has won the Best SMB Product award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards for its managed cloud server solution. These prestigious awards celebrate the best of the best in the global cloud industry.

“We are delighted about the award win as we are very proud of our cloud services and our continued delivery of great solutions to our customers,” said David Kelly, Senior Vice President, International at Rackspace. “Increasing numbers of organisations are now benefiting from both public and hybrid cloud computing in a very tangible way, seeing cost benefits and improving business agility.”

Rackspace won the award for best SMB product against hot competition including organisations Riverbed and SnapLogic. The awards have been judged independently by a panel of highly regarded industry experts and will be presented to the winners at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on the 21st June in Olympia, London.

“Cloud is no longer a buzzword but a business enabler, and we’re really pleased to be helping companies to run their essential IT functions in the cloud. Our cloud servers, which is now offered with managed service level, allows customers to rest easy, knowing that our support team is offering around-the-clock management and guidance and that our Fanatical Support is available to their organisation 24/7,” added Kelly.

Since its launch in January 2011, Rackspace has signed up over 4,500 customers to its UK cloud infrastructure as demand for pay-as-you-go computing has been steadily growing. The service unites tried and tested support techniques from the already existing Rackspace US business with UK-specific expertise.

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About Rackspace Hosting

Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and the founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. Rackspace provides Fanatical Support ® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. In 2010, Rackspace was recognised by the Sunday Times Best Places to Work and Financial Times Top 50 Great Place to Work in the United Kingdom for the sixth year in a row. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting. For more information, visit www.rackspace.co.uk.