Rackspace Puts Microsoft SharePoint in the Cloud
on: February 01, 2010, 2:41 am
Industry: Internet & Online
Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world's leader in hosting,
has announced the launch of hosted Microsoft SharePoint, the popular
collaboration and file sharing platform, uniquely backed by
Rackspace's 24x7x365 Fanatical Support. With the addition of hosted
Microsoft SharePoint, Rackspace's suite of cloud applications now
includes business-class collaboration, email and storage solutions.
"With SharePoint, Rackspace is offering businesses the most powerful file sharing
and collaboration software on the market today," said Pat Matthews, General Manager
of Rackspace Email & Apps. "With our cloud delivery model, businesses can take
advantage of all the power Microsoft SharePoint has to offer without the hassle of
having to manage the software in-house. Microsoft SharePoint backed by Fanatical
Support is the recipe our customers have been asking for."
The Rackspace offering includes an intuitive control panel that allows
administrators to quickly initiate SharePoint, add/remove users, and create
SharePoint sites with only a few steps. The control panel also gives administrators
the ability to manage Rackspace Email & Apps' full suite of applications, including
hosted Microsoft Exchange, Rackspace Email, Email Archiving, and Rackspace Cloud
Drive and Server Backup, in one dashboard.
With SharePoint from Rackspace, employees can become better equipped to collaborate
on projects and share ideas across the organisation, with a centralized place to
store, organise, and access documents.
Specific features and benefits include:
Collaboration and Social Computing - Allows teams to work together effectively,
collaborate on and publish documents, maintain task lists, implement workflows, and
share information through the use of wikis and blogs.
Document Management - Organise files and share with team members in one central
Team Organisation - Easily customizable for different teams with workflows that fit
specific projects. Automatic alerts keep team members up to date.
Microsoft Office Integration - Smoothly integrate with Outlook, Word, Excel, and
Enterprise Search - Quickly and easily find people, expertise, and content within
In addition to the new hosted SharePoint offering, Rackspace continues to offer
Dedicated SharePoint through its managed services division for customers who require
higher levels of customization or control. Dedicated SharePoint is a single tenant
solution, supported by a team of certified Rackspace SharePoint engineers who
design, deploy, customize and fully manage the solution.
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About Rackspace Email & Apps
Rackspace Email & Apps, the rapidly growing software-as-a-service division of
Rackspace Hosting, offers a full suite of hosted email, collaboration, and storage
solutions. The Email & Apps division hosts more than 1.6 million paid email accounts
through its proprietary web-based platform, Rackspace Email, Microsoft's Hosted
and a hybrid offering of the two services all backed by Rackspace's 24x7 Fanatical
Support. In 2009, the Email & Apps division processed more than 30 billion emails
and blocked more than 17 billion pieces of spam and 500 million viruses.
About Rackspace Hosting
Rackspace Hosting is the world's leader in hosting and cloud computing and has been
ranked in the Financial Times Top 50 Great Place to Work in the United Kingdom for
the past five years. Rackspace provides its customers with Fanatical Support by
delivering a portfolio of hosted IT services, including Managed Hosting,
Cloud Hosting, Virtualisation, Dedicated Servers and Email and Apps.
For more information, please contact:
20 Garrick Street
08453 707 024