Advertising Agencies Choose Rackspace Cloud Sites to Run High Traffic Campaigns for Clients

San Antonio, TX - 5 April 2012

Hosting Platform Delivers Increased Reliability and Scalability to GSD&M, Sitewaves.net, Future Buro and Southern Web Group to Help Power Clients' Sites and Campaigns

Today, Rackspace announced an enhanced feature set for its Cloud Sites solution, which is designed to help companies seamlessly host reliable and scalable websites and blogs. Used by many advertising agencies and web design shops such as GSD&M, Sitewaves.net, Future Buro and Southern Web Group, Cloud Sites is helping these companies create sites that are stable and scalable, all backed by Fanatical Support®.

“Cloud Sites has made a real difference to our business.”

For companies preparing for high traffic campaigns or launches, Cloud Sites easily scales to handle large amounts of traffic and helps maximize uptime for businesses. In fact, Rackspace provided uptime of more than 99.9 percent across more than 500 billion Cloud Sites web requests made in 2011.

“As a small company working with big brands, we don’t have the time, money or manpower to set up and manage our own infrastructure to manage traffic spikes, OS security staging environments, etc.” said Andrew Bateman, Technical Director of Future Buro, a digital creative agency who has produced work for Red Bull, Coca-Cola Amatil and Virgin Mobile. “Cloud Sites has made a real difference to our business.”

“We have relied on Cloud Sites to power many of our clients’ web sites and campaigns. Here at GSD&M, we pride ourselves on the work we provide to our clients so it is of the utmost importance that our sites scale. Not only does Rackspace deliver best in class uptime, but they ease my mind knowing that someone is always there to answer my phone calls, no matter the time of day. They are hands down, the service leader in the cloud,” said Kenneth Walden of GSD&M.

Cloud Sites is a fully managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) and supports both Linux (LAMP) and Microsoft Windows (.NET) hosting. The Cloud Sites package includes 50GB of storage, 500GB of monthly bandwidth, 10,000 monthly compute cycles, load balancer, redundant infrastructure and 24 x 7 x 365 live chat, phone or ticket support all backed by Fanatical Support®. Rackspace’s industry leading service in the cloud helps to allow customers to stay focused on their core business rather than their IT infrastructure, even during high traffic times such as New Year’s Eve or Super Bowl Sunday.

With today’s updates, Cloud Sites is easier to use and works with more programming languages. Cloud Sites now supports PHP 5.3 and .NET 4.0. Additionally, Rackspace recently migrated to a new datacenter for newer & faster hardware to improve reliability and scalability during high traffic events.

“The best thing about Cloud Sites is that it gives customers peace of mind. Companies using Cloud Sites get the benefits of a scalable cloud platform without spending time coding custom APIs or data schemas. In addition to providing an easy and reliable solution, Rackspace serves as an extension of our customer’s IT team, as we’re here 24/7 to manage the platform,” said Josh Odom, Cloud Sites Product Line Leader.

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