Rackspace Hosts Over One Million Unique Visitors To South African Tourism Site
Released on: July 16, 2010, 6:45 am
Industry: Internet & Online
Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world's leader in the
hosting and cloud computing industry, has announced that the new South
Africa Tourism website is being hosted by Rackspace Hosting.
"As part of the successful 2010 Soccer World Cup event, the SA Tourism site is
considered a critical component of its success," said SA Tourism e-Marketing
Manager William Price, "The number of site visitors sky-rocketed following the
reconstruction of our new site rising to a total of more than 250,000 a month since
June 2009. This reflects an increase of more than 600%. Our site availability is of
paramount importance to SA Tourism and for this reason our organisation had no
hesitation in approaching international hosting and cloud computing specialist
Rackspace to host the site. The site's objective of a 1-million unique visitor
count this year has already been more than achieved."
The SA Tourism website is comprehensive without being overwhelming and offers a
wealth of information, neatly categorised and easily available. Hot buttons include
Best of SA, Traveller, Business Tourism, Media, Research, Plan your trip and About
SA. Other information-rich features include Adventure & Sport, Wildlife & Safari,
Culture and Heritage, Natural & Scenic and Entertainment & Leisure.
"Rackspace has been extremely responsive to our needs," added Price. "They are
indeed fanatical about their customer service and very proactive. Rackspace provided
highly professional assistance with our migration and their proactive approach has
pre-empted possible problems. Support of this calibre makes our user experience as
smooth and rewarding as possible and is vital for our consumer-centric approach. We
cannot tolerate site downtime and hence we have a 100% network uptime guarantee with
Ongoing hosting service from Rackspace helps enable SA Tourism to achieve its
objectives of being the authority on South Africa travel information and meet the
overall needs of first-time English-speaking visitors to South Africa.
"Every day, we try to help our customers take full advantage of
Computing-as-a-Service models, such as hosting, cloud computing and SaaS, to power
their businesses," said Brian Thomson, EMEA Managing Director at Rackspace Hosting. "This enables organisations like SA Tourism to benefit from lower costs, reduced IT
complexity and increased productivity."
About Rackspace Hosting:
Rackspace Hosting is the world's leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing
industry and has been ranked in Financial Times Top 50 Great Place to Work in the
United Kingdom for the past six years. Rackspace Hosting UK provides Fanatical Support to its
customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Dedicated Hosting,
cloud hosting and data centre facilities.
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