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Rackspace Hosting

May 21, 2015 09:00 ET

Rackspace 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 - May 21, 2015) - 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 satisfaction, the overall quality of deployments, and innovation within the Magento Enterprise ecosystem.

"Magento is committed to offering retailers cost-effective, scalable and secure hosting options that best fit their unique business dynamics. Not only has Rackspace demonstrated value to businesses with its managed cloud approach, but its industry leadership and exceptional use of Magento technologies has earned them the honor of receiving our Hosting Partner Spirit of Excellence," said Marty Armstrong, head of strategic development and partnerships at eBay Enterprise. "We are proud to have Rackspace as one of our top partners, and recognize their commitment to providing superior service."

Rackspace also recently announced the availability of the newly developed Rackspace Managed Cloud for Magento offering, which provides customers with the option to choose one of four Rackspace developed reference architectures designed for Magento. Rackspace Managed Cloud for Magento is an automated, purpose-built cloud platform that allows Magento customers to have full control to personalize their customer experience, while providing a specialized Rackspace team to handle support, scaling and technical operations of their cloud platform. This offering, the first time Rackspace has built fully automated reference architecture around a commerce platform, reflects Rackspace's commitment to Magento's continued growth and market leadership. Managed Cloud for Magento is available for new Enterprise Edition deployments and enables Rackspace to deliver a best-in-class e-commerce solution through DevOps deployment and operations methodology, including standard architectures, script-based deployments, application monitoring and auto-scaling.

"We are excited to receive the Magento Hosting Partner Spirit of Excellence award and proud to call Magento a partner," said Kyle Metcalf, general manager of Rackspace Digital. "With the new Managed Cloud for Magento offering, we are able to further support brands and IT alike who chose Magento by providing the ability to customize deployment, scale more quickly and receive proactive support through advanced monitoring."

The new Managed Cloud for Magento offering is delivered on the Rackspace public cloud. Customers can choose from four pre-defined standard configurations that are optimized for the most common Magento deployments, reducing the time and effort it takes to create, deploy, and maintain environments. Managed Cloud for Magento users can get online quickly thanks to automated infrastructure spin-up, server configuration, LAMP stack installation and Magento application deployment.

For more information on Rackspace Managed Cloud for Magento, visit: http://go.rackspace.com/magento

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. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace serves more than 300,000 business customers from data centers on four continents. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.

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