San Antonio, Texas – (The Hosting News) – September 27, 2006 – Managed web hosting services company, Rackspace Managed Hosting, has been certified as a salesforce.com AppExchange hosting partner.
Tapped as an excellent hosting infrastructure for software-as-a-service vendors building applications for distribution, Rackspace will support salesforce.com’s AppExchange, through partners Genius.com, Interweave by Integration Technologies, OKERE’S IntegrationService.com, and others.
More than 300 application listings created by salesforce.com, its customers, developers and partners are now available on the salesforce.com AppExchange, the world’s first on-demand platform and application sharing service. AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into a customer’s salesforce.com account.
Developers who want to offer their application on the AppExchange need a stable, scaleable and reliable infrastructure on which to host their applications. Rackspace has been certified by salesforce.com to help developers who lack proper internal infrastructure, by providing a fully-managed hosting solution utilizing Rackspace’s guaranteed network uptime, advanced custom monitoring services, comprehensive managed security including intrusion detection, leading hardware platforms, managed backup and recovery, managed storage and advanced database administration services. By hosting with Rackspace, it is expected that ISVs can bring their application to market on the AppExchange more quickly. Rackspace offers salesforce.com’s AppExchange partners special server configurations, designed specifically for ISVs and developers.
Matt Holleran, Vice President, AppExchange Partners at salesforce.com offered, ”In order to maintain the integrity of the applications made available to our customers through salesforce.com’s AppExchange, we require our partners to host the application on a rock solid network infrastructure, complete with best security practices and world-class customer support. Rackspace offers all of these things including reliability and availability guarantees backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements. By hosting with Rackspace, ISVs can focus on the development of the application and leave the infrastructure management to an AppExchange-certified service provider.”
Scott White, Partner Program Manager at Rackspace Managed Hosting added, ”By utilizing Rackspace, ISV’s can bring their application online much more quickly and cost effectively than if they built out their own infrastructure. And, as the application grows, Rackspace can scale with its customers, adding capacity on-demand when needed.”
Salesforce.com is an on-demand business services firm, offering a suite of on-demand applications, designed to enable customers to manage and share sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. AppExchange, salesforce.com’s on-demand platform, was developed to allow customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand applications. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com’s training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.
As of July 31, 2006, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 24,800 customers and approximately 501,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ”CRM.”
A recognized leader in the global managed hosting market, 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 seven data centers worldwide, Rackspace integrates the industry’s best technologies for each customer need and delivers it as a service via the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has grown more than 50 percent a year since the company’s inception.
To learn more about AppExchange, please visit: www.salesforce.com/appexchange.
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