San Antonio, Texas – (The Hosting News) – September 5, 2006 – Managed hosting services company, Rackspace Managed Hosting, has been listed in the ”Leader’s” Quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s annual North American Web Hosting Magic Quadrant, published and authored by Gartner analysts Ted Chamberlin and Lydia Leong.
According to Gartner, vendors listed in the Leader’s Quadrant are performing well, have a clear vision of market direction, and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
Lanham Napier, President of Rackspace Managed Hosting explained, ”We believe our position in the Leader’s Quadrant shows that Rackspace continues to penetrate the enterprise market and demonstrates our continued success as we work to become one of the world’s greatest service companies. Our consultative approach to managed hosting reinforces the service value of Fanatical Support to our enterprise customers. Our service teams become an integral part of our customers’ IT departments, providing valuable expertise and technical advice to ensure they are getting the most out of their hosted environments.”
The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates service providers in the enterprise web hosting market based on an array of quantitative and qualitative criteria that evaluate the vendor’s Ability to Execute and its Completeness of Vision. The scores are then plotted on a graph illustrating placement in the Magic Quadrant. Information on each company is gathered through vendor interviews and questionnaires, ongoing client inquiries, reference checks and input from Gartner analysts.
Rackspace exclusively focuses on the reliability and performance of customers’ mission-critical business applications, identifying trends, future opportunities and emerging issues through strategic technology planning and remediation. Rackspace’s fully managed hosting solutions utilize additional advanced IT services including custom monitoring, comprehensive managed security, hardware platforms, managed backup and recovery, managed storage and advanced database administration services.
The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the ”Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
A global managed hosting provider, Rackspace Managed Hosting is a service organization delivering enterprise-level web infrastructure and managed services to businesses of all sizes. Serving more than 10,000 customers across six data centers worldwide, Rackspace integrates the industry’s technologies for each customer need and delivers it as a service via the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support. Through trusted partnerships with its customers, Rackspace serves as an extension of their IT department, enabling customers to focus on their core business. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has grown more than 50 percent a year since the company’s inception.
To learn more about the 2006 Gartner North American Web Hosting Magic Quadrant, please visit: http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/rackspace/141390.html.
For more information about Rackspace, please visit: www.rackspace.com.