Rackspace Announces Full Suite of Cloud Hosting Offers : Acquisitions of Jungle Disk, Slicehost and Launch of Cloud Files Enable Company to Expand Cloud Hosting Portfolio


AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2008

“Cloud computing offers tremendous benefits to our customers that complement our traditional managed hosting services,” said Lanham Napier, CEO, Rackspace Hosting. “Being a leader in hosting means being a leader in the cloud. Today, we made clear our intent to have the best suite of cloud offerings. Our new offerings are part of a strategy to bring cloud benefits to all businesses with simple, cost-effective products that everyone can use, backed by the best customer support that only Rackspace can deliver.”

Rackspace’s acquisition of two innovators in the cloud community, Slicehost and Jungle Disk, bring proven solutions to the suite including on-demand, virtualized servers and online storage software and services, respectively. Slicehost is a leader in Xen-based virtual machine hosting with more than 15,000 “slices” online today. Jungle Disk offers reliable cloud storage solutions that allow users to easily share an unlimited amount of cloud storage between multiple users through a secure, mountable network drive and automatic backup. Over time, Rackspace intends to integrate their capabilities into its complete hosting portfolio to provide business customers a suite of hosting solutions to meet all of their IT needs.

“On-demand computing is the new foundation of hosting,” said Jason Seats, founder, Slicehost. “Rackspace gives us the ability to expand the Slicehost offer and meet the needs of the corporate world whose interest in cloud technologies has only just begun. In addition, no one else shares our customer first service philosophy more than Rackspace. It is an obvious fit.”

“Rackspace is a natural fit for the next evolution of Jungle Disk,” said Dave Wright, CEO and founder, Jungle Disk. “We are creating a set of storage solutions that will help solve rapidly-growing storage problems for businesses. We believe that no one could take this solution to the business world better than Rackspace. Together we will push the cloud revolution and make simple and cost effective storage solutions available to businesses of all sizes.”

Rackspace is quickly developing one of the most comprehensive hosting solution suites ranging from dedicated managed servers and hosted email solutions to highly scalable cloud hosting and storage services based on open standards and technologies. Combined, IT departments and small businesses now have a full range of tools to power their computing needs.

Cloud Hosting Portfolio

Rackspace’s cloud strategy is supported by three core offerings, all part of Mosso, Rackspace’s Cloud Hosting Division. The company’s existing Hosting Cloud and CloudFS storage offerings have been re-branded to reflect the company’s newly integrated approach:

Cloud Sites — Rackspace’s flagship cloud offering, The Hosting Cloud, is now Cloud Sites. Developed by Mosso, Rackspace’s cloud division, it offers a scalable platform for handling huge traffic spikes and a pay-as-you-grow pricing model. Cloud Sites is a heterogeneous environment, supporting both Windows and Linux. Cloud Files — Rackspace’s internet-based storage service, CloudFS, is now Cloud Files. Cloud Files gives developers instant access to an enterprise-grade storage infrastructure and reduces overall investment and IT costs while providing infinite scalability. Cloud Files offers an industry leading SLA and a highly competitive pricing model with replicated storage starting at $ 0.15/GB. Also later this year, Limelight Networks will team with Rackspace to allow developers to easily distribute content to millions of end users around the world and bring scalable content delivery and application acceleration services to the masses. While continuing to support the Amazon S3 platform, Jungle Disk will port to Rackspace’s Cloud Files system in the coming months. Jungle Disk comes in both desktop and workgroup editions across the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Cloud Servers — This new hosting solution, which will deliver on-demand server capacity to businesses of all sizes, will leverage key technology developed by Slicehost, which uses Xen virtualization software. Slicehost will remain as the company’s developer brand, creating innovative new features driven through shared intellectual property in conjunction with development initiatives from Rackspace. As part of the announcement, Slicehost also announced new, larger slices for high performance computing, lower prices as well as IP sharing for high availability computing. Rackspace also announced widespread community interest in their cloud suite. A wide set of cloud tool companies have expressed intent to support the Rackspace cloud. The list of companies includes RightScale, CohesiveFT, rPath, SOASTA and Vertica. In addition, Sonian Networks, the leader in cloud mail archiving solutions, and Mailtrust, the Email Hosting division of Rackspace announced they had reached an agreement to offer low cost archiving to Mailtrust’s 100,000+ business domains. Through this agreement, Sonian Networks will also port their solution to the Rackspace cloud suite.

The purchase price of the combined acquisitions is approximately $ 11.5 million payable in cash and stock, with the potential for up to $ 16.5 million in additional payouts of cash and stock based on certain performance criteria.

For more information on Rackspace’s Cloud Hosting offerings, please visit: http://www.mosso.com.

About Rackspace Hosting

As the world’s leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and

Server Intellect Releases Full Featured Clouds

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2010

Server Intellect announced today the June release of a Full Featured Cloud Offering. Per Eric Pratt, CEO, In formulating our cloud offering, Server Intellect began by breaking down what true hosting on the cloud really means. For public cloud hosting, any valid offering should provide full scalability, full redundancy and full technical service. Mr. Pratt added, Server Intellect is proud to announce that our public cloud hosting will provide all three of these features which make up a true cloud offering at a price that is comparable to old-fashioned shared web hosting.

Additional advantages include state of the art network security and the ability to scale within 15 seconds along with instant load balancing and clustered redundancy. 24/7/365 technical service will also be included as it is with all of Server Intellects services.

About Server Intellect

Server Intellect assists companies of all sizes with their hosting needs by offering fully configured server solutions coupled with proactive server management and cloud services. We specialize in providing complete internet-ready web hosting and other server solutions backed by our U.S. based call center which is expertly staffed 24/7/365.

Server Intellect, located in downtown Orlando, Florida was born in 2003 from Client Intellect, Inc. to assist businesses and individuals worldwide to achieve their internet technology goals. By offering cloud server hosting, dedicated servers, private cloud servers and complete cloud services coupled with world class customer service, Server Intellect has become a world recognized leader in the global web hosting market.

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Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 for Open Source ERP xTuple


Norfolk, Virginia (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

xTuple, fast recognized as the worlds #1 open source ERP, delivered record revenues in 2012 and continued strong overall growth in the fourth quarter, the third successive best quarter ever. Sales for the full year 2012 were up 50% over 2011 with a greater percentage of market-driven sales delivered by the xTuple Partner channel, which itself grew by 33%.

Employment doubled in 2012 to sustain market demand for more nimble open source ERP software. Close to one-third of employees now work outside xTuples Mid-Atlantic headquarters, covering eight U.S. states and Canada.

Embracing its open source roots, xTuple, the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) of any ERP on the market, is also proving itself to be among the easiest to use enterprise technology applications today. This aligns with the companys mission: to help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software, to grow their business profitably.

As Mike Atherton, xTuples Director of Training, puts it, ERP is akin to alchemy. Better than mere gold, xTuple turns business aspirations into reality and profits.

Milestones in fourth quarter 2012 include:

Open source innovator Marc OBrien joined the xTuple management team as Vice President of Business Development. OBrien, formerly of Acquia, co-founded OpenProj (now ProjectLibre), the open source alternative to Microsoft Project.

The rapidly growing Value Added Reseller (VAR) Partners were recognized at the annual xTuple Partner Conference (PartnerCon) with awards for exceptional growth and outstanding service.

The landmark and much anticipated release of version 4.0 of the xTuple accounting, CRM and ERP suite came in December 2012 with over 400 new enhancements in the classic Desktop and the first ever Mobile Web client, optimized for a multi-tenant Cloud hosting environment.

xTuple for Wholesale Distribution (xWD) began its soft launch with several new customer implementations in electrical and plumbing distributors, replacing the few remaining software alternatives under-supported by legacy vendors in the industry.

Technology analysts continue to seek out xTuple CEO Ned Lilly to explain how the xTuple product line runs circles around companies literally hundreds of times greater in size.

Were very comfortable playing the role of disruptor in a market that has, frankly, drifted away from product quality and customer satisfaction, said Lilly. Open source allows us to develop a better product and be more responsive to our global community of users customers, partners and even users of the free product. We believe its a better way to do business, and its gratifying to see this continuing affirmation from the market. But we also know that the onus is on us to keep delivering, and we intend to do so. 2013 should be another breakout year for xTuple.

xTuple Supports Innovation

From blueprints to buildouts, xTuple helps foster startups in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic technology corridor between Research Triangle, North Carolina, and Washington D.C. As a committed, passionate member of the Greater Norfolk tech community, xTuple is a financial sponsor as well as mentor at HatchNorfolk.com, an intense accelerator program, and other events where entrepreneurs showcase their ideas.

About xTuple

xTuple business management software gives growing companies control over operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, accounting and operations including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution the powerful tools to Grow Your World