Rackspace and PostgreSQL, Inc. Announce Offering for Hosted Open Source Database Solutions

New Program Gives Customers DBA Support on Managed Hosting Platform



Jul 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rackspace Managed Hosting

    SAN ANTONIO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rackspace Managed Hosting, a leading
 provider of open source-based managed hosting services, and PostgreSQL, Inc.,
 the international provider of the world's most advanced open source Object-
 Relational DBMS, today announced the "PostgreSQL Quick Start Program," a
 unique offering for customers running complex PostgreSQL Web sites.  This
 program combines Rackspace's managed hosting and fanatical support with
 PostgreSQL, Inc.'s database design, consulting and support services.
     PostgreSQL, Inc. is the first and most experienced commercial source for
 the advancement of PostgreSQL, the most powerful open source database for Web
 sites.  Rackspace, an industry pioneer in the use of open source technology,
 was the first managed hosting company to support Linux, and today manages more
 than 3,600 servers.
     The PostgreSQL Quick Start Program offers Rackspace customers up to four
 hours of senior engineering consulting on PostgresSQL database construction
 and architecture as well as up to 12 months of DBA support from PostgresSQL,
 Inc. at no cost with a standard Rackspace contract.  This unique combination
 of Rackspace's fanatical customer support and PostgreSQL, Inc.'s leading DBA
 services allows IT professionals to focus exclusively on their applications,
 while Rackspace handles the infrastructure and operating system and Postgres,
 Inc. handles the database.
     "PostgreSQL, Inc. and Rackspace have created an offering that cannot be
 found anywhere else," said Graham Weston, chief executive officer of
 Rackspace.  "The ability to offer PostgreSQL, Inc.'s level of database
 expertise in combination with our 24/7 fanatical support is a huge benefit to
 anyone building dynamic database applications on PostgreSQL.
     "Our alliance provides an unparalleled combination of services," said
 Geoff Davidson, chief executive officer of PostgreSQL, Inc.  "This program
 gives database developers and e-businesses access to the most powerful open
 source database and expert consulting available today for launching their Web
 sites -- more quickly, easily and confidently than ever before."
     To learn more about the Rackspace and PostgreSQL, Inc. alliance visit
 http://pgsql.rackspace.com .
 
     About Rackspace Managed Hosting
     Rackspace Managed Hosting provides its customers with full-service managed
 hosting solutions, including state-of-the-art data centers, customized
 servers, burstable connectivity, server software and 24 x 7 fanatical support
 of all hardware and core software.  With Rackspace's SmoothScaling
 capabilities, e-businesses can add bandwidth, advanced services, or server
 capacity on demand.  Monthly fees range from $300 to $50,000 per month,
 depending on the complexity required.  Founded in 1998, with locations in
 Texas and London, the company manages thousands of servers for customers in
 more than 60 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.
 
     About PostgreSQL, Inc.
     The Mission of PostgreSQL, Inc. is to promote the continuous growth in
 use, application development, training, and certification programs for
 PostgreSQL by providing companies and individuals with a commercial, full
 service support organization to meet their business, information and database
 needs.  PostgreSQL, Inc. provides clients, expert consultants, partners and
 open source community volunteers with both financial recognition and project
 opportunities while expanding PostgreSQL database functions, applications and
 capabilities. For more information, visit www.pgsql.com, or call 877-542-0713.
 
      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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    SAN ANTONIO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rackspace Managed Hosting, a leading
 provider of open source-based managed hosting services, and PostgreSQL, Inc.,
 the international provider of the world's most advanced open source Object-
 Relational DBMS, today announced the "PostgreSQL Quick Start Program," a
 unique offering for customers running complex PostgreSQL Web sites.  This
 program combines Rackspace's managed hosting and fanatical support with
 PostgreSQL, Inc.'s database design, consulting and support services.
     PostgreSQL, Inc. is the first and most experienced commercial source for
 the advancement of PostgreSQL, the most powerful open source database for Web
 sites.  Rackspace, an industry pioneer in the use of open source technology,
 was the first managed hosting company to support Linux, and today manages more
 than 3,600 servers.
     The PostgreSQL Quick Start Program offers Rackspace customers up to four
 hours of senior engineering consulting on PostgresSQL database construction
 and architecture as well as up to 12 months of DBA support from PostgresSQL,
 Inc. at no cost with a standard Rackspace contract.  This unique combination
 of Rackspace's fanatical customer support and PostgreSQL, Inc.'s leading DBA
 services allows IT professionals to focus exclusively on their applications,
 while Rackspace handles the infrastructure and operating system and Postgres,
 Inc. handles the database.
     "PostgreSQL, Inc. and Rackspace have created an offering that cannot be
 found anywhere else," said Graham Weston, chief executive officer of
 Rackspace.  "The ability to offer PostgreSQL, Inc.'s level of database
 expertise in combination with our 24/7 fanatical support is a huge benefit to
 anyone building dynamic database applications on PostgreSQL.
     "Our alliance provides an unparalleled combination of services," said
 Geoff Davidson, chief executive officer of PostgreSQL, Inc.  "This program
 gives database developers and e-businesses access to the most powerful open
 source database and expert consulting available today for launching their Web
 sites -- more quickly, easily and confidently than ever before."
     To learn more about the Rackspace and PostgreSQL, Inc. alliance visit
 http://pgsql.rackspace.com .
 
     About Rackspace Managed Hosting
     Rackspace Managed Hosting provides its customers with full-service managed
 hosting solutions, including state-of-the-art data centers, customized
 servers, burstable connectivity, server software and 24 x 7 fanatical support
 of all hardware and core software.  With Rackspace's SmoothScaling
 capabilities, e-businesses can add bandwidth, advanced services, or server
 capacity on demand.  Monthly fees range from $300 to $50,000 per month,
 depending on the complexity required.  Founded in 1998, with locations in
 Texas and London, the company manages thousands of servers for customers in
 more than 60 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.
 
     About PostgreSQL, Inc.
     The Mission of PostgreSQL, Inc. is to promote the continuous growth in
 use, application development, training, and certification programs for
 PostgreSQL by providing companies and individuals with a commercial, full
 service support organization to meet their business, information and database
 needs.  PostgreSQL, Inc. provides clients, expert consultants, partners and
 open source community volunteers with both financial recognition and project
 opportunities while expanding PostgreSQL database functions, applications and
 capabilities. For more information, visit www.pgsql.com, or call 877-542-0713.
 
      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
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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