Rackspace, one of the most well known companies in the web hosting and cloud computing business, recently announced that the Rackspace Email & Apps division is now hosting over 1.6 mailboxes across its hosted email solutions. Both new and existing clients agree that a robust email platform, seamless migration, award-winning Fanatical Support and a great price are just a few of many reasons for choosing to host with Rackspace.
Pat Matthews, General Manager of Rackspace Email & Apps division, said that businesses should no longer have to manage their mail servers internally, citing that email communications are more critical than ever before and companies need the backing of a partner they can trust. Mathews states that Rackspace is able to bridge the gap for organizations that have enterprise-class email needs, but do not have the resources to invest in a costly in-house system, noting that the company’s track record during the economic downturn is evidence of its abilities to meet such requirements.
ReCourses, a Tennessee-based consulting firm, is one of several businesses that turned to Rackspace after encountering roadblocks while attempting to manage a complex email system in-house. ReCourses founder, David Baker, was tasked with the challenge of maintaining his own server. His biggest hurdle came on the road, when he was unable to physically access the server and get it back online. Baker decided that he could gain the peace of mind needed to focus on the core aspects of his business by going with a hosted email solution. He cited that dependable uptime and great support were key factors in making his decision. According to Baker, Rackspace exceeded all expectations in both areas, giving him the reassurance of being able to conduct his business without the worry of service interruptions and costly downtime.
Bundle City is another client that is currently benefiting from Rackspace’s hosted email solution. The company was trying to make due with a free email service that came packaged with its web hosting plan. Unfortunately, the company only found itself frustrated due to the lack of features and poor overall service. A major player in the e-commerce space, Bundle City relies heavily on email as it is the company’s primary communications medium. To no surprise, speed and reliability is critical to its success. Pez Elias, Bundle City founder, said that while Rackspace Email offers tons of sophisticated features, the cost is very affordable and suitable for small businesses.
Thomas Vranas is yet another customer who came to reap the benefits of Rackspace Email. Vranas, President of PROACT Search, a leading executive search and management consulting firm, was looking for a replacement of the company’s legacy POP email system when running across Rackspace. Instead of building an email infrastructure from the ground up, Vranas selected hosted email with Rackspace for its flexible solutions, scalability, guaranteed uptime and 24/7 Fanatical Support.
Rackspace Email offers a wealth of features, including a user-friendly administrative control panel, spam and virus protection, support for Microsoft Outlook, and integration with a variety of mobile devices. Rackspace also specializes in hosted Microsoft Exchange, in addition to a hybrid solution compromised of Rackpsace Email and hosted Exchange.