Rackspace’s Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Helps Needy Families

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A voucher for a free turkey and a box of food items from Rackspace came as a surprise to Robin Dysart. Crestview Elementary School sent the voucher home with her daughter. “It means the world to us, we’ve been having some difficulties for the last few years,” […]

Rackspace Entertains Buyout Offers

Rackspace Hosting may be sold. The San Antonio-based company hired Morgan Stanley to evaluate potential partnerships and acquisitions. “In recent months, Rackspace has been approached by multiple parties who have expressed interest in exploring a strategic relationship with Rackspace, ranging from partnership to acquisition,” according to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Rackspace Hosting Appoints Taylor Rhodes as President

San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting has filled a top spot in its executive ranks. On Tuesday, the company announced the appointment of Taylor Rhodes, formerly its Chief Customer Officer, as its new president effective immediately. “Taylor is a proven operational veteran with outstanding strategic and leadership skills,” Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier said in a news statement. […]

Rackspace Cloud Predictions for 2014

John Engates, the Chief Technology Officer with Rackspace, has made some predictions for cloud technology trends in 2014. The cloud ushers in a new era in wearable technology. Under Armour’s late 2013 acquisition of mobile workout app MapMyFitness and Nike’s continued sponsorship of TechStars Nike+ Accelerator validates that wearable technology is heating up and here […]

Rackspace Gives Back at 6th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

By ANDREW MOORE Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Rackspace Hosting held its 6th annual Thanksgiving food drive on Saturday at its headquarters in San Antonio. Cars lined up along both sides of the makeshift food distribution center in Rackspace’s parking lot as the K-Rack DJ created a party atmosphere of re-mixed music. In coordination […]

Rackspace Adds New Features and Support to its Cloud Software

Rackspace Hosting today announced new features and enhanced support offerings for the Rackspace Private Cloud Software, dubbed “Alamo.” Rackspace launched the software last August and thousands have downloaded the free software. “The goal of the Rackspace Private Cloud Software is to provide customers with a fast and easy way to deploy a free OpenStack-powered private […]

Rackspace expands its “Castle” headquarters

In 2007, Rackspace Hosting moved into the former Windsor Park Mall in Windcrest, a suburb of San Antonio. Rackspace set up its main headquarters in the old Mervyn’s department store. Now the global web hosting company has expanded further into the former mall’s food court and the Rackspace culture of fun continues to permeate the […]