BT Wholesale Selects Rackspace to Supply Managed Hosting Services to European Customers

UK's Largest Telecommunications Provider to Resell Rackspace Services



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rackspace Managed Hosting

    SAN ANTONIO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Rackspace
 Managed Hosting, a leading provider of managed Internet hosting services,
 today announced a marketing agreement with BT Wholesale, part of the United
 Kingdom's telecommunications giant, to deliver managed hosting services to its
 wholesale customers.
     The agreement allows service providers in the UK to purchase managed
 servers and solutions from Rackspace through a co-branded configurator on the
 BT Wholesale Web site (www.btwholesale.com), as well as via BT Wholesale sales
 representatives.
     BT Wholesale, which operates as a fully independent business unit of the
 BT Group, is considered the market leader in helping operators break into the
 European telecommunications and data services market.  Created in 1982 and
 with more than 30,000 employees in the UK, the company provides world-class
 products and services to other operators.
     The agreement with BT Wholesale is an illustration of Rackspace's
 initiative to expand its channel marketing program by selling directly to
 other service providers.  BT Wholesale currently has over 500 customers
 ranging from well-established players (fixed, mobile and cable operators) to
 an increasing number of emerging operators (resellers, service providers and
 ISPs).
     "We have researched the field of managed hosting thoroughly," says Steve
 Haines, director of BT Wholesale Marketing.  "We believe that no other managed
 hosting provider in the world can offer our Wholesale customers the level of
 service and support that Rackspace can."
     "BT Wholesale's decision to enter this relationship is another validation
 of Rackspace's product and services," said Morris Miller, managing director
 and co-chairman of Rackspace Managed Hosting.  "They are one of the world's
 most successful telecommunications providers, and we anticipate a mutually
 beneficial relationship that will keep both companies focused on providing
 unparalleled service to the customer."
     Rackspace is a pioneer in the field of managed hosting and has earned a
 reputation for speed, flexibility and its own unique brand of 24 x 7 fanatical
 customer support.  With more than 3,100 servers currently under management,
 Rackspace leads the industry in customer satisfaction and its ability to get
 servers online quickly.  Rackspace's European data center opened in London,
 England in June 2000, and is fully equipped with its own power generators,
 redundant heating and cooling systems and the latest in fire suppression
 technology and security precautions.
 
     About Rackspace Managed Hosting
     Rackspace Managed Hosting provides its customers with full-service hosting
 solutions, including state-of-the-art data centers, customized Internet
 servers, burstable connectivity, server software and 24 x 7 expert management.
 And, with Rackspace's SmoothScaling capabilities, Web developers, e-businesses
 and application service providers can add bandwidth or server capacity on
 demand.  Monthly fees range from $300 to $50,000 per month, depending on the
 complexity of the server architecture.  The company, which was founded in
 1998, has locations in Texas and London and currently manages more than
 3,100 servers for customers in more than 40 countries.  Rackspace was recently
 named the Top Dedicated Server Company in Web Server List's Hosting Awards and
 voted the Top Dedicated Server Host by WebHostMagazine.com.  For more
 information, visit www.rackspace.com, or call 800-961-2888.
 
      For more information, please contact:
      Lew Moorman                  or    Elizabeth Anderson, Media Relations
      Rackspace Managed Hosting          Springbok Technologies, Inc.
      (210) 892-4000                     (972) 480-9458, x172
      lmoorman@rackspace.com             eanderson@springbok.com
 
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SOURCE Rackspace Managed Hosting
    SAN ANTONIO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Rackspace
 Managed Hosting, a leading provider of managed Internet hosting services,
 today announced a marketing agreement with BT Wholesale, part of the United
 Kingdom's telecommunications giant, to deliver managed hosting services to its
 wholesale customers.
     The agreement allows service providers in the UK to purchase managed
 servers and solutions from Rackspace through a co-branded configurator on the
 BT Wholesale Web site (www.btwholesale.com), as well as via BT Wholesale sales
 representatives.
     BT Wholesale, which operates as a fully independent business unit of the
 BT Group, is considered the market leader in helping operators break into the
 European telecommunications and data services market.  Created in 1982 and
 with more than 30,000 employees in the UK, the company provides world-class
 products and services to other operators.
     The agreement with BT Wholesale is an illustration of Rackspace's
 initiative to expand its channel marketing program by selling directly to
 other service providers.  BT Wholesale currently has over 500 customers
 ranging from well-established players (fixed, mobile and cable operators) to
 an increasing number of emerging operators (resellers, service providers and
 ISPs).
     "We have researched the field of managed hosting thoroughly," says Steve
 Haines, director of BT Wholesale Marketing.  "We believe that no other managed
 hosting provider in the world can offer our Wholesale customers the level of
 service and support that Rackspace can."
     "BT Wholesale's decision to enter this relationship is another validation
 of Rackspace's product and services," said Morris Miller, managing director
 and co-chairman of Rackspace Managed Hosting.  "They are one of the world's
 most successful telecommunications providers, and we anticipate a mutually
 beneficial relationship that will keep both companies focused on providing
 unparalleled service to the customer."
     Rackspace is a pioneer in the field of managed hosting and has earned a
 reputation for speed, flexibility and its own unique brand of 24 x 7 fanatical
 customer support.  With more than 3,100 servers currently under management,
 Rackspace leads the industry in customer satisfaction and its ability to get
 servers online quickly.  Rackspace's European data center opened in London,
 England in June 2000, and is fully equipped with its own power generators,
 redundant heating and cooling systems and the latest in fire suppression
 technology and security precautions.
 
     About Rackspace Managed Hosting
     Rackspace Managed Hosting provides its customers with full-service hosting
 solutions, including state-of-the-art data centers, customized Internet
 servers, burstable connectivity, server software and 24 x 7 expert management.
 And, with Rackspace's SmoothScaling capabilities, Web developers, e-businesses
 and application service providers can add bandwidth or server capacity on
 demand.  Monthly fees range from $300 to $50,000 per month, depending on the
 complexity of the server architecture.  The company, which was founded in
 1998, has locations in Texas and London and currently manages more than
 3,100 servers for customers in more than 40 countries.  Rackspace was recently
 named the Top Dedicated Server Company in Web Server List's Hosting Awards and
 voted the Top Dedicated Server Host by WebHostMagazine.com.  For more
 information, visit www.rackspace.com, or call 800-961-2888.
 
      For more information, please contact:
      Lew Moorman                  or    Elizabeth Anderson, Media Relations
      Rackspace Managed Hosting          Springbok Technologies, Inc.
      (210) 892-4000                     (972) 480-9458, x172
      lmoorman@rackspace.com             eanderson@springbok.com
 
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