"Rackspace has taken another step toward addressing a diverse array of customer needs by expanding its service portfolio with Dedicated VMware vCenter Server. This new offering adds depth to the current managed virtualization lineup, enabling customers to augment their on-site VMware deployments with Rackspace-managed private VMware environments in Rackspace data centers," said Melanie Posey, Research VP at IDC. “Rackspace runs one of the largest VMware environments, in addition to operating the largest OpenStack-based cloud, giving the infrastructure support expertise to help its customers on their journey to the hybrid cloud."For more information on Dedicated VMware vCenter Server visit: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/private/managed_virtualization/ About Rackspace Hosting Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company and founder of OpenStack, the standard open-source operating system for cloud computing. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace delivers its renowned Fanatical Support® to more than 200,000 business customers, from data centers on four continents. Rackspace is a leading provider of hybrid clouds, which enable businesses to run their workloads where they run most effectively — whether on the public cloud, a private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of these platforms. 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. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com. Forward-Looking Statement 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 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 the Dedicated VMware vCenter Server or services offered by third party technology partners; anticipated operational and financial benefits from the Dedicated VMware vCenter Server or the services offered by third party technology partners; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits from the Dedicated VMware vCenter Server or the services offered by third party technology partners may not materialize because the services are not generally accepted in the marketplace, which could occur due to certain factors including (i) a failure to market the products or 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 or services, (iii) changes in technology which adversely affect the benefits of the product, (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 June 30, 2013, filed with the SEC on August 9, 2013. 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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