SAN ANTONIO--(cloud computing division of Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), today announced that six new key personnel have joined the company to spearhead strategic technology efforts aimed to position the company for continued growth and technology leadership. The new “Rackers” (as employees are called at Rackspace) bring significant product development experience from Microsoft, Yahoo, and Canonical where they held leadership roles in high growth phases in their companies, driving the development of Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! Media, and the fastest growing Linux operating system, Ubuntu.)--The Rackspace Cloud, the
“I love to geek out on data centers in general, and I love large scale automation (and because I can enjoy Texas BBQ again!).”
”We’re very proud that Rackspace’s reputation for innovation, opportunity and growth are attracting top technical and business talent from industry players that have been there, and done that,” said Emil Sayegh, general manager, The Rackspace Cloud. “We’re continuing investment to deepen our leadership product development bench to support our growth while expanding, and scaling our services.”
These executive new hires will support The Rackspace Cloud division which offers the company’s popular cloud services – Cloud Servers, Cloud Sites and Cloud Files – and the ecosystem of tools, applications and services created on The Rackspace Cloud and cataloged at tools.rackspacecloud.com. Rackspace, known for its great culture, is ranked 43 on FORTUNE’S® 12th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. This is the second consecutive year that Rackspace has appeared on the list.
The new team members include:
The Rackspace Cloud is always looking for top talent, even in a tough economy. Visit www.rackspacecloud.com/aboutus/jobs to inquire about current job openings.
About Rackspace Hosting
Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing and is ranked #43 on FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for in the United States for 2009. Rackspace provides its customers with Fanatical Support ® in delivering their portfolio of hosted IT services, including Managed Hosting, The Rackspace Cloud and Email and Apps. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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