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Company Overview of Rackspace Hosting, Inc.

Company Overview

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides managed cloud services in the business information technology (IT) market worldwide. The company provides a portfolio of integrated IT solutions for business needs across two primary form factors, dedicated cloud and private clouds, and managed public clouds. Its dedicated cloud services comprise a customer portal and other management tools for managing the data center, network, hardware devices, and operating system software; public cloud services include multi-tenant pools of computing resources delivered on-demand over the Internet; and private cloud services consist of a pool of computing resources for a specific customer. The c...

1 Fanatical Place

City of Windcrest

San Antonio, TX 78218

United States

Founded in 1998

6,115 Employees



Key Executives for Rackspace Hosting, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 45
Age: 40
Age: 40
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 44
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. Key Developments

Rackspace Delivers Managed Services for Google Cloud Platform

Rackspace® announced a strategic relationship with Google Cloud to become its first managed services support partner for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Google Cloud and Rackspace are collaborating on a new managed services offering for Google Cloud Platform customers that will launch later this year. The managed support services will offer GCP customers added cloud architecture support, onboarding, data migration expertise, as well as ongoing operational support for customers, to help ensure optimal cloud application performance.

Rackspace Announces Board Appointments

Rackspace® announced newly appointed members of its board of directors. The new board members will help Rackspace advance its mission of delivering specialized expertise and Fanatical Support® for the clouds, including Amazon Web Services® (AWS), Microsoft® Azure®, OpenStack® and VMware®, along with dedicated servers. New board of directors includes: Jeff Benjamin, Tim Campos, Dhiren Fonseca and Mitch Garber. Jeffrey D. Benjamin brings 25 years of investment banking, investment management and board experience to the Rackspace board. He has been a senior advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners since June 2008 and also serves as a consultant to Apollo Management. Tim Campos was one of the early executives at Facebook and served until last year as CIO. Dhiren Fonseca is a partner with Certares LP. Most recently he served as chief commercial officer for Expedia, Inc. from 2012 through April 2014. Mitch Garber is the CEO of Caesars Acquisition Co.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. Announce the Appointment of Dee Richartz as Director of its Managed Security Services Business Unit for EMEA

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dee Richartz as Director of its Managed Security Services business unit for EMEA. Richartz is responsible for driving technical strategy and product management in EMEA for the Rackspace Managed Security offering, which provides customers with 24x7x365 threat detection, expertise and advanced security solutions. This helps to protect customer IT environments from Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and other cyber-attacks. With infrastructure security and reliability at the core of customers' requirements in cloud services, Richartz and her team will help deliver tailored support to help customers meet tactical and strategic security goals. Richartz brings more than 10 years of security product management and solutions engineering experience to the role, joining Rackspace after being Director of Technology Alliances at IT infrastructure and security firm Verisign.

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