Lexington, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – April 4, 2008 – Rackspace Managed Hosting, has joined web application experience management company, Gomez, Inc., in a referral partner agreement, under which Rackspace will use Gomez ExperienceFirst applications.
The Gomez PartnerFirst XF program Referral Partner Agreement will test and measure the performance of its web applications to help ensure they deliver the best possible user experience. Additionally, Rackspace will offer its customers the option to use Gomez services as an extension to the detailed application availability and performance monitoring it provides. These customers will be able to use these services to help improve the quality of the online experience they deliver by capturing and reporting website performance data measured from more than 150 globally-located Internet backbone nodes, and over 40,000 end-user desktops.
Because Gomez website performance testing originates outside the firewall, it enables customers to more realistically experience what their users are experiencing when visiting their websites. Scott White, Director of channel sales, Rackspace remarked, ”Gomez helps us and our customers measure performance so we can continuously improve and deliver better customer experiences.”
Tom Meusel, Vice President, worldwide channel sales for Gomez noted, ”Working with this industry- leading platform supports our ongoing commitment to Fanatical Support. We believe that this service can provide our customers with a distinct advantage in web experience management. Rackspace recognizes the importance of optimal web experiences down to each downloaded object and transaction. Delivering on this level of service requires a class of performance management information provided by Gomez. We look forward to a rewarding relationship with Rackspace for years to come.”
Gomez partners are leveraging the ExperienceFirst platform to validate and enhance their own product and services offerings, and to broaden their offerings through resale and referral arrangements. More information can be found at www.gomez.com/partners/partner-home.php.
Gomez, Inc. is an on-demand infrastructure provider for web application experience management solutions, helping business ensure quality web experiences for their customers. More than 1,000 companies use Gomez ExperienceFirst services worldwide, including 14 of the top 20 most visited websites. Gomez provides a comprehensive solution for managing the web application experience from development through deployment and the entire application life cycle, featuring visual, functional and load testing, actual end-user and active website monitoring, competitive benchmarking, and more than 40,000 data sources worldwide.
Rackspace delivers a diverse suite of enterprise-class hosted IT services to businesses of all sizes. Customers choose Rackspace for its hosting specialization and expertise, backed by the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support. By integrating the industry’s best technologies and delivering them as services, Rackspace serves as an extension of its customers’ IT departments. Because Rackspace removes the burden of infrastructure maintenance and management, customers can focus on their core business. Rackspace’s portfolio of companies also includes the Mosso (www.mosso.com) cloud computing platform and Mailtrust (www.mailtrust.com) a provider of business-class hosted email solutions.
To learn more about Gomez, please visit: www.gomez.com.
For more information about Rackspace Managed Hosting, please visit: www.rackspace.com.