September 19, 2014 10:37 AM ET

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Company Overview of Rackspace Limited

Company Overview

Rackspace Limited provides managed hosting, cloud computing, and supporting solutions for mission critical Websites, Internet applications, email servers, and security and storage services. It offers managed hosting solutions, such as managed hosting, dedicated servers, hybrid hosting, managed private cloud, managed colocation, virtualization, and hosting packages for business continuity, consolidation and optimization, rapid deployment, scalability, outsourcing verses in-house IT, uptime and reliability, security and compliance, and IPv6 overview and readiness. The company also provides cloud hosting solutions, including managed cloud, cloud servers, cloud files, cloud load balancers, cloud...

4 The Square

Stockley Park

Uxbridge,  UB11 1ET

United Kingdom

Founded in 1999


44 20 8734 2500


44 20 8606 6107

Key Executives for Rackspace Limited

Vice President of International Marketing
Vice President of Legal and Human Resources
Age: 43
Vice President of Customer Experience
Vice President of Enterprise
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rackspace Limited Key Developments

Cloudant, Inc. Cements UK Expansion Through Collaboration with Rackspace Limited

Cloudant, Inc. announced it has worked with Rackspace Limited to offer locally-hosted solutions in the UK and to provide customers with a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution served from Rackspace's UK data center. This local availability will help customers reduce the cost and complexity of managing a database on-site, while also helping customers in their compliance and business continuity requirements. Cloudant joined the Rackspace Cloud Tools program in December 2012, making its NoSQL DBaaS available for Web and mobile applications across The Rackspace Open Cloud(TM), with straightforward developer access and purchasing options from Rackspace's online Cloud Tools Marketplace. Customers will be able to choose between database services delivered via Cloudant's multi-tenant infrastructure or via dedicated infrastructure, allowing organizations to satisfy larger-scale performance needs or data compliance requirements that preclude the use of multi-tenant environments. Cloudant's DBaaS will be available via the Cloud Tools Marketplace and through the Cloudant EMEA sales force. The Cloudant DBaaS is a collection of database clusters that are hosted and scaled across multiple Rackspace data centers worldwide. With a CouchDB-compatible, RESTful JSON API, an incremental MapReduce engine, and built-in full-text search based on Apache Lucene, Cloudant delivers low-latency, highly-available data layer performance and pushes dynamic data distribution closer to the network edge. Developers using The Rackspace Open Cloud can easily select Cloudant as an application data layer that scales up or down on-demand as needed using a simple management interface.

Rackspace Limited Enters into an Agreement with Digital Realty Trust, L.P. to Lease Future Data Center Space

On January 11, 2013, Rackspace Limited entered into an agreement with Digital Realty (St. Denis) Sarl, a subsidiary of Digital Realty Trust, L.P., (Digital) to lease future data center space with an aggregate maximum critical load power of approximately 10 megawatts in a data center facility at a location in the United Kingdom that is to be determined. The agreement for lease provides that Digital and Rackspace will work together to mutually agree on a site and a building design for the data center space. The site must be agreed upon by the parties and acquired by Digital within 365 days from the effective date of the agreement for lease. The agreement for lease includes a plan for construction of five data halls in two stages. The first stage relates to the construction of three data halls of approximately 2 megawatts apiece. The second stage relates to the construction of two data halls of approximately 2 megawatts apiece. Once the site is acquired, a construction plan will be completed, with the target commencement date for the first data hall to be specified in the construction plan. Thereafter, the target commencement dates for the remaining four data halls will occur, consecutively, every twelve months after the commencement date for the first data hall. Rackspace has the right to accelerate the commencement date for each of the second, third, and fifth data halls, and Rackspace has theright to delay the target commencement dates for the fourth and fifth data halls for up to two years from thespecified target commencement dates, subject to a fee payment. The financial obligation related to each lease will be determined upon the completion of each data hall, at which time the relevant lease for the specified data hall will be entered into by the parties. Each lease will have an initial term of 20 years from the effective date of the lease.

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