Waltham, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – April 28, 2008 – Managed web hosting and IT services firm, Rackspace Managed Hosting, has entered into an agreement with residential property valuation and risk management firm, Pro-Teck Services.
Under the terms of the agreement, Pro-Teck will utilize Rackspace’s Intensive Hosting to support the company’s ProValue platform that requires 24×7 availability to service today’s rapidly evolving financial markets.
Luc Levensohn, Vice President Security and Infrastructure, Pro-Teck Services noted, ”We did a lot of due diligence and determined Rackspace could provide us with the highest level of disaster recovery and system redundancy to protect our clients information while providing the scalability and capacity to support our growth.”
Pro-Teck’s ProValue connects many of the world’s largest financial institutions with the real estate data, modeling and expertise they need to effectively manage their real estate collateral. The system requires robust performance to support a large number of simultaneous connections as vendor and client partners throughout the United States process thousands of daily transactions in real time. The platform also provides extensive archiving, retrieval and data stream capabilities critical to its client’s business operations.
Glenn Reinus, Senior Vice President of worldwide sales, Rackspace remarked, ”Because Pro-Teck’s IT infrastructure was Microsoft-based, they found Rackspace’s Windows expertise and Microsoft Gold Certification a true advantage. Intensive Hosting takes a consultative approach with our enterprise customers. Through our dedicated team of experts, we are able to build a deep working relationship, effectively becoming an integral component of customers’ IT departments. We work alongside Pro-Teck as an extension of its IT department and work diligently for our customer’s success.”
Rackspace’s Intensive Hosting provides Pro-Teck with a fully-managed hosting solution. With primary and failover server locations, advanced custom monitoring services, managed backup and storage, and Windows 2003 Enterprise database services, Pro-Teck relies on Rackspace’s 24/7/365 Fanatical Support(TM) demanded by today’s financial markets.
Last month, Rackspace announced two high-level appointments – Florian Schiebl as European Business Director, and Tarquin Bellinger as Sales Director, to reinforce its European operations. Prior to joining Rackspace, Schiebl was Managing Director of iPass, being responsible for the Central and Eastern European regions. He has also held positions at Bertelsmann, Compaq, Siemens, COLT Telecom and MFN.
Mr. Bellinger has joined Rackspace to lead the Sales and Solutions Engineering team. His previous position was at BT, where he led the company’s 21st Century Network business development programme. Prior to that, he led Cable and Wireless’ global services business division focusing on financial markets, based in New York.
Established in 1977, Pro-Teck Services works with Mortgage Lenders, Mortgage Servicers, Secondary Market Investors, Capital Markets and Property and Casualty Insurers to improve risk management through superior real estate collateral information. Pro-Teck provides a comprehensive suite of services including on-line real estate data, fraud scoring, value modeling, inspections, valuations and appraisals.
Rackspace delivers a diverse suite of enterprise-class hosted IT services to businesses of all sizes, including hosting specialization and expertise, delivering services as an extension of its customers’ IT departments. Rackspace’s portfolio of companies also includes the Mosso cloud computing platform and Mailtrust provider of business-class hosted email solutions.
For more information about Rackspace Managed Hosting, please visit: www.rackspace.com.