TMCnet Feature
August 18, 2011

Rackspace Hosting to Showcase Cloud-Based, Managed, and Hybrid Hosting Solutions at ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin, Texas

Norwalk, CT –  August 18, 2011 – TMC  announced that Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, has expanded their sponsorship at next month’s ITEXPO (News - Alert) in Austin to include Cloud Communications Expo and StartupCamp4: Comms Edition – events collocated with ITEXPO in Austin, Texas. Held September 13-15, 2011 in the Austin Convention Center, ITEXPO has become known simply as “The Communications and Technology Conference”.

Additionally, Rackspace (News - Alert) will sponsor a special networking reception for all attendees prior to the opening of StartupCamp on Wednesday, September 14, at 4PM.

ITEXPO is the world’s largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show. ITEXPO West is currently ranked as the No. 3 fastest-growing event on Trade Show Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50 List. TMC expects to accelerate ITEXPO West’s growth by bringing the show to Austin, one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the U.S.

Cloud Communications Expo addresses a growing need of businesses to integrate and leverage cloud-based communications applications, process enhancement techniques, and network based communications interfaces and architectures. More information is available at

StartupCamp 4: Comms Edition spotlights early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators in communication technology. Industry leaders, investors, developers and media to network and validate entrepreneur pitches in an energetic, unique setting. More information is available at

Formed in 1998, Rackspace serves more than 130,000 cloud customers around the globe. The company’s core products include: Managed Hosting; Cloud Hosting; and Email & Apps.

“As one of the leading cloud providers, we enable businesses agility and cost savings to both early stage companies and global enterprises by offering a wide range of cloud-based services. We build our roadmap based on feedback from customers and we look forward to interacting with the attendees of the Cloud Communications Expo and StartupCamp events in Austin this fall,” said Jim Battenberg, Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud.

“Rackspace is an important partner, with technology and channel expertise that is always well-received at the Cloud Communications and StartupCamp events,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO and Conference Chairman for TMC. “We’re looking forward to working with Rackspace in Austin.”  

Registration for StartupCamp 4 Comms Edition, Cloud Communications Expo and ITEXPO are open. Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available, and interested parties should contact TMC’s Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132.  Media inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe at For Immediate Release PR. 

About Rackspace Hosting (News - Alert):
Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and the founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg (News - Alert) BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and was featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner (News - Alert) Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.” For more information, visit

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries.  In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; Social CRM Expo; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0: Bringing SIP to the Web; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop, DevCon5: The HTML5 Development Conference; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For Immediate Release PR
Todd Keefe
617-262-1968 x 101


Edited by Jennifer Russell
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