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05/21/15Rackspace Receives Magento Hosting Partner Spirit of Excellence Award
Rackspace Earns Honors for E-Commerce Expertise and Innovative New Managed Cloud for Magento Offering SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/15 -- Rackspace ® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, was named the first Hosting Partner to win the Spirit of Excellence award at the Magento Imagine conference last month. The Spirit of Excellence award is Magento's highest partner honor and is distributed based on numerous judging criteria including, client satisfac... 
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05/20/15Rackspace and CERN openlab Bring Clouds Around the World Together to Aid Scientific Discovery
Rackspace Extends Its Relationship With CERN openlab to Continue Working on Cloud Federation Project LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/15 -- 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. The successful relationship has already seen Rackspace and CERN develop ide... 
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05/15/15Rackspace to Present at Investor Conferences in May and June
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Karl Pichler, chief financial officer, will present at the following conferences: The J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday, May 19 at 4:10pm ET in Boston, MA. The Cowen and Company Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Wednesday, May 27 at 3:30pm ET in New York, NY. The William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, June 10 ... 
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05/13/15Dreams Achieves 35 Percent Easter Sales Increase With Support From Rackspace Managed Hosting Services
UK's Leading Bed Retailer Taps Into Rackspace(R) Support for Magento to Boost Spring Sale Marketing Campaign LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/15 -- 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. Dreams is the UK's leading bed specialist, w... 
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05/11/15Rackspace Reports Solid First Quarter Revenue and Margins
Revenue Grew 14 Percent Compared to the First Quarter of 2014 Adjusted EBITDA Grew 15.5 Percent Compared to the First Quarter of 2014 Net Income Grew 12 Percent Compared to the First Quarter of 2014 SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/11/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced financial results for the quarter that ended March 31, 2015. On a GAAP basis, net revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $480 million, up 14.1 percent from the first quart... 
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05/07/15Mark Cuban Companies Leverages Rackspace Managed Cloud to Drive Optimal Performance for Shark Tank Start-Ups
EmazingLights Handles Traffic Spikes of 700 Percent With the Rackspace Managed Cloud NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Mark Cuban Companies is using Rackspace Digital with DevOps automation to help its portfolio companies handle the sudden spikes in web traffic that occur following appearances on the ABC hit show, "Shark Tank." The discussion took place at the Rackspace::Solve™ conference in New York City, w... 
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05/05/15Rackspace Announces Fanatical Support(R) for Office 365(TM)
Managed Cloud Leader to Offer Services for Microsoft Productivity Suite SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/15 -- Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that it will offer Fanatical Support® and premium managed services for Microsoft Office 365, a leading cloud business productivity solution. With two new offerings, Fanatical Support for Office 365 and Rackspace Managed Services for Office 365, customers can purchase multiple Office 365 services from Rack... 
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04/30/15Rackspace to Live-Stream 2015 Annual Stockholders Meeting
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/15 --   Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the company's 2015 annual meeting of stockholders will be webcast live from San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. (CDT). The record date for the annual meeting is March 12, 2015. Stockholders of record on that date are eligible to attend the meeting at Rackspace headquarters located at 1 Fanatical Place, San Antonio, TX 78218. The live webcast will be avai... 
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04/28/15Rackspace Launches New Content Delivery Networking Service With Akamai
Expanded Relationship With Akamai Enables Integrated, "One-Click" Access to Industry's Leading CDN Platform SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the launch of Rackspace Content Delivery Network (CDN). This new service is powered by Akamai Technologies, the global leader in CDN services. With the launch of the Rackspace CDN offering, Rackspace and Akamai are expanding their long-standing relationship to offer custome... 
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04/23/15Rackspace to Host Conference Call for First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/15 -- Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, will announce its first quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, May 11, 2015 starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. CT, 1:30 p.m. PT. Taylor Rhodes, president and chief executive officer, and Karl Pichler, chief financial officer, will host the call. To access the live conference call, participants should dial: From United States and Canada: 800-759-0876 From United Kingdom:... 
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04/23/15Rackspace Launches Green UK Data Centre to Support European Expansion and Growth
New Facility Custom-Designed With Strong Eco-Credentials to Help Meet Growing Demand for Managed Cloud Services in UK and Europe LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/15 -- 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 manage... 
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04/16/15Rackspace Announces New York as Next Stop on 2015 Rackspace::Solve(TM) Tour
Cloud Thought Leadership Conference Series Heads to New York City on May 7 SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the fourth stop on its Rackspace::Solve thought leadership tour. The event will take place on May 7, 2015 at the Conrad Hotel in New York, featuring Rackspace customers such as Tinder, Mark Cuban Companies, DialSource and Showpitch. Rackspace solution partner, Alert Logic, the leading provider of Securi... 
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04/15/15Rackspace Names Scott Crenshaw Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product
Technology Industry Veteran to Drive Product Development and Help Lead Managed Cloud Strategy SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/15 -- Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, named Scott Crenshaw as senior vice president of strategy and product, effective April 6, 2015. Crenshaw, who joins Rackspace from VeriSign, Inc., will oversee the company's corporate strategy, business development and product and engineering portfolio. He reports to Taylor Rhodes, president and CEO... 
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03/19/15The Entertainer Plays Winning Game With Rackspace Managed Cloud to Boost Sales
Toy Retailer Deploys Click and Collect Service Using Rackspace Infrastructure and Expertise of Conexus LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/15 -- 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. The Entertainer was recommended to use a Rackspace Private Cloud to power its e-comm... 
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03/04/15Tinder Swipes Right for Rackspace Managed Cloud
Leading Mobile Dating App Leverages ObjectRocket by Rackspace to Power Its Mobile Matching Capabilities; Improves Application Performance by 4X SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Tinder, the widely popular matchmaking mobile app, is leveraging ObjectRocket™ by Rackspace to power its matching and moment rating capabilities. ObjectRocket provides Tinder with a highly available, infinitely scalabl... 
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02/25/15Rackspace to Present at Investor Conferences in March
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that company executives will present at the following conferences: Taylor Rhodes, president and CEO, will give a keynote presentation at the JMP Securities Technology on Tuesday, March 3 at 2:00 pm PT in San Francisco. Rhodes also will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday, March 3 at 4:00 pm PT in San Francisco. ... 
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02/17/15Rackspace Reports Strong Fourth Quarter 2014 Results
Revenue grew 16 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 Adjusted EBITDA grew 25 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 Net income grew 77 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced financial results for the quarter that ended December 31, 2014. On a GAAP basis, net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $472 million, up 15.8 percent from the fourth q... 
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02/17/15Rackspace Appoints John Harper to Board of Directors
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that John Harper has joined the company's board of directors. "John is a well-respected industry veteran with a strong track record of helping to drive financial success for leading technology companies," said Graham Weston, chairman of Rackspace. "John's extensive background in finance and technology makes him a valued addition to the Board. We are excited for him to join th... 
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01/28/15Rackspace Announces 2015 Rackspace::Solve(TM) Tour Schedule
Cloud Thought Leadership Conference Series to Kick Off in San Francisco on March 4 SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the first stop on its 2015 tour of Rackspace::Solve thought leadership events in San Francisco on March 4, 2015 at the Innovation Hangar in the Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall. Debuted in 2014, the one-day conference series will feature Rackspace customers such as DigitalFilm Tree, Walmart L... 
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01/27/15Rackspace Announces Support for Fully Managed Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Solution
Enables Rapid Migration and Deployment; In-Memory OLTP to Increase Performance up to 30x SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/27/15 -- Rackspace ® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced support for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 In-Memory Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and AlwaysOn Availability. With Rackspace DBA Services, customers can now use Rackspace database administrators (DBA) to rapidly migrate or upgrade existing workloads to SQL Se... 
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01/15/15Rackspace to Host Conference Call for Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/15 -- Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, will announce its fourth quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. CT, 1:30 p.m. PT. Taylor Rhodes, president and chief executive officer, and Karl Pichler, chief financial officer, will host the call. To access the live conference call, participants should dial: From United States and Canada: 800-772-0358 From United Kin... 
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01/13/15Rackspace to Host Redis Conference for Developers; Redis Inventor to Keynote
Managed Cloud Leader Fostering Stronger Collaboration Across Redis Community; Issues Call for Speakers SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/15 -- Rackspace®(NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that it will host the Redis Conference, which is aimed at building greater collaboration between application developers, database administrators and Redis to Go practitioners throughout the growing Redis community. This first time event will take place in San Francisco at the In... 
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01/08/15Made-in-China.com Increases Website Traffic Over 2000 Percent With Rackspace
Cross-Border Ecommerce Company Relies on Rackspace to Host Its Website Globally HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/15 -- Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Made-in-China.com, a global trade ecommerce company, has grown its website traffic over 2000 percent using the Rackspace Managed Cloud portfolio. Made-in-China chose the Rackspace dedicated hosting solution as part of its managed cloud offering, meaning the company could have full control over... 
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