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Rackspace Managed Hosting Europe Appoints New Director of Sales for EMEA

London UK, 31st October 2005 - Rackspace Managed Hosting Europe, winner of the Service Excellence Awards 2005 has appointed Colin Bell as director of sales for EMEA. In his new role, Colin will ensure Rackspace continues to sustain the phenomenal growth that has seen the company double in size each year since its inception. An area of particular focus for Colin, who has spent the majority of his career in large enterprise sales, will be Rackspace’s increasing presence in the larger enterprise arena.

Colin joins Rackspace from an e-learning software provider and Rackspace customer, where he held the position of sales and marketing director. With over 20 years experience in IT and Software Solutions, he is used to heading up sales and services teams in rapid growth environments.

Commenting on his decision to join Rackspace, Colin says: "Having been a customer of Rackspace in the past, I have experienced first-hand the joys of 100% uptime and complete peace of mind which they give to all their customers as part of the Fanatical Support experience. I am extremely excited about joining an organisation with such a committed and enthusiastic approach to customer care and one that’s recently been placed 13th in the FT’s Top 50 UK Best Places to Work."

Colin will be based out of Rackspace’s new offices in Stockley Park and will report directly to managing director, Dominic Monkhouse who adds, "Colin will be a key asset to the growing success and rapid expansion of Rackspace as we continue to maintain our status as the fastest growing managed hosting company in the UK"