Rackspace to Team with Red Hat to Deliver Hosted Enterprise Linux Solution; Rackspace First Managed Hosting Provider of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SAN ANTONIO--()--July 7, 2003--Rackspace Managed Hosting, the largest managed hosting company and Red Hat Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced that they have partnered to provide a fail-safe environment for enterprises to run complex operations on the Linux platform. Rackspace is the first managed hosting provider to roll out Red Hat Enterprise Linux to its customer base. By joining forces, Red Hat and Rackspace will simplify the global adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for customers seeking a hosted environment.

Enterprises seeking to leverage Linux, but lacking open source experience and talent, will find significant advantages to Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosted by Rackspace. Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the de-facto standard for Linux, now provides upgrades on a 12-18 month release schedule, resulting in the stability of a true enterprise-class platform. Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers comprehensive application and hardware support for ISVs such as BEA, BMC, IBM, Oracle and VERITAS.

Rackspace's proven Linux expertise will guide enterprises through the configuration and deployment process. More than 3,000 businesses running Linux trust Rackspace to deliver 24/7 Fanatical Support(TM) powered by Red Hat Certified Engineers. Rackspace takes accountability for the hardware and all the core components of the configuration, including the operating system, backed by Red Hat. And Rackspace's rock solid network infrastructure and 99.999 percent uptime guarantee ensures that enterprises can keep their Web operations up and running. Rackspace takes advantage of Red Hat Enterprise Network to offer managed services designed to scale enterprise platforms and keep systems current. This enables a more secure network and faster deployment of new servers.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux, hosted by Rackspace, is a powerful foundation for any enterprise application," said Mike Evans, vice president of Channel Sales and Development at Red Hat. "Rackspace has a remarkable reputation for delivering hosted solutions and has a great deal of experience with Linux. They are an ideal partner to deliver and support Red Hat Enterprise Linux."

"We're making it easy for companies to deploy Linux," said Dirk Elmendorf, chief technology evangelist, Rackspace Managed Hosting. "Our relationship with Red Hat demonstrates our mutual commitment to deliver fully integrated enterprise software backed by world-class support and infrastructure. The Rackspace-Red Hat offering can scale to meet customers' future business requirements, while accelerating the enterprises' adoption of Linux."

About Rackspace Managed Hosting

Rackspace Managed Hosting(TM) is a leading provider of managed Web hosting solutions. Founded in 1998, Rackspace offers a wide range of managed services for hosting platforms of all sizes and complexity, including burstable connectivity, 99.999% uptime SLA, load balancing, security and patching, advanced storage solutions and disaster recovery. Rackspace has received numerous industry awards for its brand of customer service, known as Fanatical Support(TM), and was named to the Red Herring 100 in 2002. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com, or call 800-961-2888.

Contacts

Rackspace Managed Hosting, San Antonio
Annalie Drusch, 210/892-4000, ext. 1234
adrusch@rackspace.com

Contacts

Rackspace Managed Hosting, San Antonio
Annalie Drusch, 210/892-4000, ext. 1234
adrusch@rackspace.com