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Rackspace Unveils Hosting Platform

NEW YORK -- Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), a leading hosting services provider, today announced from the Web 2.0 Conference the release of their new Platform Hosting solution. Created as a unique alternative to colocation, Platform Hosting gives users the control to manage all aspects of their hosting environment, with the added benefit of managed hardware and aggressive service level agreements, backed by a world-class data center and network infrastructure.

Rackspace’s mission is to change the way companies consume IT services by offering an entire portfolio of solutions to fit every customer’s evolving needs. With Platform Hosting, Rackspace provides 24/7 management of the equipment, network infrastructure and data center. The customer retains full control and manages the everyday administrative responsibility of their hosting environment including the operating system, networking devices, monitoring, storage and applications. This offering gives customers that require more control and flexibility the ability to administer their environment, without the burden of managing the hardware infrastructure.

“For years, colocation has been the only viable option for companies that have the technical expertise on staff to administer their infrastructure but don’t want the added expense or burden of managing their own data center facility,” said Lew Moorman, chief strategy officer, Rackspace Hosting. “However, colocation still requires having resources close by and an inventory of hardware in the event of a failure – which can be a huge burden for IT departments. As a service company, we know that customers value our Fanatical Support® and wanted a solution where the hardware burden still rests with Rackspace but full control of the applications and systems reside with them; thus Platform Hosting was born.”

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