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09/21/17$258 Million a Year: The Cost to Enterprises Which Lack Cloud Computing Expertise, Says Rackspace
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - September 21, 2017) - - Big businesses losing $258 million -- or 5 percent of global revenue -- annually due to lack of cloud expertise - 65 percent of IT pros believe they could be bringing greater innovation to their organization with the right cloud insight Large enterprises across the world are losing out on $258,188,2791 a year due to a lack of cloud expertise, according to a new report commissioned by Rackspace® in co... 
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07/11/17Rackspace and Lightstream Team to Provide Custom Managed Microsoft Cloud Solutions
Help Enterprises Navigate Complexity with Combined Expertise and Support for Leading Microsoft TechnologiesWASHINGTON D.C. – July 11, 2017 – Rackspace® today announced from the Microsoft Inspire conference in Washington D.C. a relationship with Lightstream, a leading systems integrator, to deliver integrated Microsoft Cloud Solutions with specialized customer lifecycle support. Through this collaboration, Rackspace will provide custom tools, optimization and ongoing 24x7x365 Fanatical ... 
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07/10/17Rackspace Launches Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure Stack
Provides Accessible Hybrid Cloud Solution for Customers of All Sizes with Managed Azure Stack and a Proof of ConceptWASHINGTON D.C. – July 10, 2017 – Rackspace® today announced from the Microsoft Inspire conference in Washington D.C. Fanatical Support® for Microsoft Azure Stack, which will make the hybrid cloud solution accessible to organizations of all sizes, regardless of cloud skills or expertise. As a launch-day global partner supporting Microsoft Azure Stack, Rackspace will offer 24x7... 
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06/22/17Rackspace Named a Leader in Independent Evaluation for Hosted Private Cloud Services
Achieved Highest Score in Strategy and Automation Capabilities for its OpenStack Private Cloud OfferingSAN ANTONIO – June 22, 2017 – Rackspace today announced that it was named a leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. June 2017 report, The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services, North America, Q2 2017. The report evaluated nine vendors based on 33 criteria, including current offering, strategy and market presence. Rackspace was ranked above all vendors in strategy and automation ca... 
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06/20/17Rackspace Announces Completion of TriCore Solutions Acquisition
Moves “Up the Stack” to Manage Mission-Critical Enterprise Applications for CustomersSAN ANTONIO – June 20, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TriCore Solutions, a leader in the management of enterprise applications, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Business Analytics solutions from Oracle®, SAP® and other vendors. Through this acquisition, Rackspace is now able to deliver managed services for the mission-critical en... 
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06/01/17Rackspace Names David Meredith President, Private Cloud and Managed Hosting
Technology industry veteran to drive growth in managed hosting and single-tenant businessesSAN ANTONIO – June 1 – Rackspace® today announced that it has named David Meredith president of private cloud and managed hosting at Rackspace, effective June 1, 2017. Meredith will lead the company’s single-tenant business, the largest revenue-driving business at Rackspace, with the goal of accelerating growth through investments and product strategy. He will report to Joe Eazor, Rackspace’s newly a... 
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05/24/17Rackspace Board Appoints Joe Eazor as New CEO
Technology Industry Veteran Aims to Make Rackspace Preeminent IT Services CompanySAN ANTONIO – May 24, 2017 – Rackspace® today announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed technology industry veteran Joe Eazor as the new CEO of Rackspace, effective on June 12. As CEO, Eazor will be responsible for the company’s global strategy and operations, spanning the U.S. and the three other continents where Rackspace maintains offices and data centers. As one of the most seasoned and... 
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05/16/17Rackspace Launches New Application Operations Service
Delivers Enhanced Application Architecting, Optimization and Management Support to BusinessesSAN ANTONIO – May 16, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced the launch of Application Operations, a new Rackspace Applications Services offering that provides expertise, performance insights and optimization with proactive operational support for customers’ websites, custom JavaÒ and .Net applications, as well as the digital applications Adobe® Experience Manager (AEM), Sitecore® Experience Platform, ... 
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05/01/17Rackspace Named 2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards Winner
Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat Recognized as Outstanding Private Cloud Solution After One Year in MarketBOSTON – RED HAT SUMMIT 2017 – May 1, 2017 – Rackspace® today announced that it was named the 2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards winner in the Cloud Infrastructure category by Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The company was recognized for its Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat offering, which delivers OpenStack® private clouds as-a-s... 
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04/27/17Rackspace Launches Portfolio of Professional Services for AWS
Provides Architecture Best Practices, Migration Management and Cloud Automation Throughout Customers’ AWS Cloud JourneySAN ANTONIO – April 27, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced the expansion of its managed service offerings for the Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) Cloud to include a portfolio of Professional Services. The Fanatical Support® for AWS Professional Services are tailored to support customers who are new to, or growing on, AWS and need deep, customized expertise to help enable their A... 
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04/03/17Rackspace Launches Global Professional Services for Enterprise Customers
Offers Unique, End-to-End Expertise and Support Across Leading Public and Private Clouds to Enable Faster IT TransformationSAN ANTONIO – April 3, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced an expanded professional services offering to help customers move workloads out of their data centers and onto the world's leading public and private cloud platforms. This offer, called Global Solutions and Services, (GSS) will provide customers across all markets with the specialized expertise and support needed... 
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03/16/17Gartner Positions Rackspace in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Its New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to ExecuteSAN ANTONIO – March 16, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of its new Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide.The Gartner assessment, performed by the firm’s IT industry experts, evaluates providers based on the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute. It categorizes providers in quadrants labe... 
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03/08/17Rackspace Delivering Managed Services for Google Cloud Platform
Rackspace brings Fanatical Support to Google Cloud Platform CustomersSAN ANTONIO – March 8, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced a strategic relationship with Google Cloud to become its first managed services support partner for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Google Cloud and Rackspace are collaborating on a new managed services offering for Google Cloud Platform customers that will launch later this year. The managed support services will offer GCP customers added cloud architecture support, ... 
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02/27/17New Board Members Appointed at Rackspace
New Directors Include Accomplished Leaders in Technology and FinanceSAN ANTONIO – Feb. 27, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced newly appointed members of its board of directors, which features respected leaders from many of the world's top technology and financial services companies. The new board members will help Rackspace advance its mission of delivering specialized expertise and Fanatical Support® for the world’s leading clouds, including Amazon Web Services® (AWS), Microsoft® Azure®, ... 
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01/31/17Feeding America Selects Rackspace to Power Nationwide Network of 200 Food Banks
Largest National Domestic Hunger-Relief Organization Uses Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware to Help Coordinate Food Distribution for More Than 46 Million PeopleSAN ANTONIO – January 31, 2017 - Rackspace® today announced that Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S., is using Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware© and Rackspace Dedicated Servers. With infrastructure management and technical expertise from Rackspace, Feeding America successful... 
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01/10/17Company Veteran Jeff Cotten Named President of Rackspace
Cotten will direct Rackspace's sales and international operations, along with its fastest growing lines of businessSAN ANTONIO – Jan. 10, 2017 – Rackspace®, the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the promotion of Jeff Cotten to President of Rackspace, effective February 1. Cotten will report to Taylor Rhodes, CEO of Rackspace.Cotten started at Rackspace eight years ago as a frontline manager of employees responsible for delivering Rackspace's vaunted Fanatical Support® to thousands... 
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