|[November 14, 2012]
Rackspace Delivers End-to-End Services for SharePoint
SAN ANTONIO --(Business Wire)--
Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:
RAX), the open cloud company, today announced Rackspace (News - Alert) Services for
SharePoint, a complete end-to-end SharePoint solution that provides
design, development, support and training services.
"Since the early days of our SharePoint offering in 2008, we have worked
closely with customers, designing, building and supporting complex,
production scale SharePoint solutions for their businesses," said Jeff
DeVerter, Director of SharePoint Support at Rackspace. "Our end-to-end
service model extends Fanatical Support for SharePoint, providing
application layer support and professional services to help businesses
better utilize SharePoint within their organization."
The acquisition of SharePoint911 combined with Rackspace's world-class
hosting and cloud computing expertise provides enterprises access to the
support and talent needed to create long-term SharePoint success. The
expertise of the SharePoint Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) and
Microsoft (News - Alert) Certified Masters of SharePoint (MCM) allows customers support
for their application all the way up the stack.
Rackspace realized that enterprises need a trusted advisor who can
provide not only an industry-leading infrastructure, but also end-user
support services and innovative SharePoint solutions. Rackspace Services
for SharePoint offers:
Full support of enterprise class infrastructure, allowing customers to
focus on utilizing SharePoint and not maintaining the underlying
Application level and administrative support including installation &
configuration, site collection & creation, maintenance, monitoring,
backup & restore.
Professional Services including customization services, administration
and training delivered by SharePoint MVP and MCM experts to help
businesses design solutions tailored to meet their specific needs and
increase user adoption.
Each solution is backed by 100% Power & Network, Industry-leading SLAs
and 24/7/365 Fanatical Support.
"We needed to bring a steroid injection of the cloud into SharePint for
our rapidly growing ecosystem," said John Stuart, Chief Information
Officer, Beverly Hills Wealth Management. "We are not in the business of
supporting hardware infrastructure and on-premise applications; our core
competency is Wealth Management. The SharePoint expertise provided by
Rackspace allows BHWM to reach a global enterprise market at the right
cost. Our footprint is growing rapidly and Rackspace is directly in line
with our growth strategy."
As a leading SharePoint hosting provider, Rackspace is now offering
SharePoint 2013 dedicated and cloud solutions, including a cloud based
SharePoint server starting at $12/day. "SharePoint 2013 is another huge
leap forward," said Shane Young, Director, SharePoint Service at
Rackspace, and Microsoft MVP. "The 2013 version really enables the
social enterprise through radically new features such as SharePoint
Search that incorporates fast search into one seamless engine, and
Office Web Apps SharePoint which helps centralize collaboration even in
the "bring your own device" model."
Rackspace, Microsoft 2012 Partner of the Year, will be exhibiting at the
Microsoft SharePoint Conference, November 12-15, 2012 - booth #704. For
information on Rackspace Services for SharePoint, visit http://www.rackspace.com/sharepoint.
Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering
open technologies and powering more than 197,000 customers worldwide.
Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad
portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid
Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. The company offers choice, flexibility
and freedom from vendor lock in. Rackspace has been recognized by
Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and is
featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Rackspace
was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner (News - Alert) Inc. in the "2011
Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting." Rackspace is headquartered in San
Antonio with offices and data centers around the world. For more
information, visit www.rackspace.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties
materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of
Rackspace Hosting (News - Alert) could differ materially from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All
statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that
could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements
concerning expected development, performance or market acceptance
associated with Rackspace Services for SharePoint; anticipated
operational and financial benefits from Rackspace Services for
SharePoint; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements
of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and
assumptions include including the possibility that expected benefits
from Rackspace Services for SharePoint may not materialize because the
products and services are not generally accepted in the marketplace,
which could occur due to certain factors including (i) a failure to
market the products and services cost effectively, differentiate the
products and services from competitive products and services or
communicate differentiations effectively, (ii) the reliability, quality
or compatibility associated with the products and services, (iii)
changes in technology which adversely affect the benefits of the
products and services, (iv) slowdowns in the general economy or
technology industry that impact consumer spending habits, (v) internal
strategy decisions that impact the products and services, and (vi) and
other risks that are described in Rackspace Hosting's Form 10-Q for the
quarter ended September 30, 2012, filed with the SEC (News - Alert) on November 7,
2012. Except as required by law, Rackspace Hosting assumes no obligation
to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the
reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in
these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes
available in the future.
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