San Antonio, Texas – (The Hosting News) – June 1, 2006 – Managed hosting services company, Rackspace Managed Hosting, has inked a multi-million dollar hosting agreement with the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, Hawaiian Airlines.
Hawaiian Airlines utilizes Rackspace’s Intensive Hosting to run the company’s public and e-commerce web sites that handle high volumes of online transactions and revenue.
Hawaiian Airlines migrated its Windows-based hosting environment from a colocation facility to Rackspace’s fully-managed infrastructure to leverage the hosting provider’s expertise in application availability and business continuity. Throughout the airline’s migration to Rackspace’s data center, the Intensive Hosting support team provided daily migration consulting and support to ensure an efficient and smooth relocation.
With nearly 30 servers and devices arranged in a high-availability clustered environment, Hawaiian Airlines relies on Rackspace to deliver the 100 percent uptime and performance demanded by a 24/7 online reservation system.
Kevin Kekoa, Manager of Operations and Systems Engineering at Hawaiian Airlines commented, ”Rackspace’s managed hosting experience won us over by offering a well-defined, focused product set specifically designed for enterprise-class environments. We reviewed several other proposals, but Rackspace offered a managed hosting package that was the best fit for us, including a fast, efficient, and thorough process for implementation and deployment. Our public and e-commerce web sites must be available to our customers 24/7. Rackspace ensures we have a rock-solid infrastructure, delivering on their promise of Fanatical Support to both us and our customers.”
Glenn Reinus, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Rackspace Managed Hosting added, ”Because Hawaiian Airlines’ web site is a Microsoft-developed application, they found Rackspace’s Windows expertise and solid partnership with Microsoft a true advantage. Intensive Hosting takes a consultative approach with our enterprise customers, and our dedicated team of experts build a deep working relationship, effectively becoming an integral component of customers’ IT departments. We work alongside Hawaiian Airlines as a true business partner and hold ourselves accountable for our customer’s success.”
According to the company, Rackspace’s Intensive Hosting for the Microsoft platform provides Hawaiian Airlines with a fully-managed hosting solution utilizing advanced custom monitoring services, managed security, intrusion detection, performance-enhancing gear, managed backup, managed storage and advanced SQL Server database services. Intensive Hosting provides the proactive services exclusively focused on the airlines’ business applications with the Intensive support team identifying and reporting trends, future opportunities and emerging issues relevant to Hawaiian Airlines’ hosting environment.
Hawaiian was the nation’s number one carrier for on-time service, fewest flight cancellations and best baggage service reliability for all of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer travel surveys conducted by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 77th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX:HA) (PCX:HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
Rackspace Managed Hosting is a managed hosting provider designed for customers of all sizes — from start-ups to enterprise customers. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has built a service organization based on its philosophy of Fanatical Support.
To learn more, please visit: www.rackspace.com.