San Jose, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 27, 2005–Emic Networks, the leading provider
of application clustering solutions for open source computing, today announced
a solution partnership with Rackspace Managed Hosting(TM) for the delivery of
Emic Application Clustering (“EAC”)(TM) with Rackspace’s managed hosting services.
In response to the growing need for scalable, highly available hosted solutions,
Rackspace and Emic create a solution to service the continual and rapid demand
from managed hosting clients that have migrated to an open source platform. This
partnership further augments Emic’s already strong presence as the preferred provider
of application clustering solutions for enterprises using open source.
The need for the Rackspace / Emic partnership is underscored by two emerging factors
in the managed hosting market. First, a growing number of organizations are adopting
open source technology based on its flexibility, high performance, low acquisition
cost and lower total cost of ownership. Second, a wide range of organizations
— from small and medium businesses to Fortune 500 businesses with customer intensive
applications such as content delivery and e-tailing — are increasingly reliant
on managed hosting services for mission critical applications. These factors have
further caused a related increase in demand for application clustering solutions
that provide high availability, reliability and scalability. Emic, with its successful
history of developing solutions for the open source market, is ideally positioned
to support the needs of these organizations.
EAC’s transparent, plug-and-play design allows it to address the unique and growing
requirements of the Web hosting market. Emic’s clustering solutions present a
unified system image while dynamically performing load balancing, providing high
availability and offering near-linear scalability and greater performance for
open source application stacks. Emic offers clustering solutions for MySQL(R)
databases and Apache(TM) servers, as well as for the LAMP and LAMJ (Linux(R),
Apache, MySQL and PHP/Python/PERL or JSP/J2EE) stacks.
“We chose to work with Emic because their solutions align so closely with the
needs of our open source clients,” said Scott White, partner program manager,
Rackspace Managed Hosting. “We believe that Emic’s Application Clustering is a
valuable component to our customers’ open source configuration, delivering maximum
reliability and providing another layer of assurance that makes us confident in
our ability to deliver on our Fanatical Support(TM) promise to our customers.”
“We expect to see continued expansion of the Web hosting market in general and
open source enabled Web hosting services in particular,” said Emic CEO, Eero Teerikorpi.
“Our EAC solution will provide critical support as this expansion occurs. Our
objective continues to be to provide the most robust offering for ensuring the
continued vitality of this important market sector.”
About Rackspace Managed Hosting
Rackspace Managed Hosting(TM) is the fastest-growing managed hosting provider
for customers of all sizes – from start-ups to enterprise customers. Founded in
1998, Rackspace has built a world-class service organization based on its philosophy
of Fanatical Support(TM). The company offers a wide range of managed services
for enterprise hosting platforms and currently hosts 15 percent of the Fortune
100 Companies. For more information, visit http://www.rackspace.com,
or call 800-961-2888.
Emic offers solutions that provide availability, scalability and manageability,
allowing you to run mission critical applications on low-cost open source platforms.
In order to provide high availability, Emic supplies synchronous data replication,
hot standby with fail-over, disaster recovery and online maintenance to minimize
downtime. To allow your applications to scale seamlessly, Emic provides dynamic
load balancing and the ability to add new servers to the cluster in real time.
To easily manage your cluster, Emic provides a single management interface for
deployment, performance monitoring, health checks and alerts. Emic is headquartered
in San Jose, CA, and its products are available worldwide through direct and indirect
channels. For more information, please visit http://www.emicnetworks.com.