|| ||"Donna Murno" <DMurno-AT-racepointgroup.com>|
|| ||Rackspace and Emic partner - release attached|
|| ||Fri, 24 Jun 2005 13:12:29 -0400|
Rackspace Managed Hosting(tm) and Emic Form Solution Partnership to
Maximize Web Availability and Performance for Customers
Emic's Application Clustering Solution to Support Rackspace's Open
SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 27, 2005 - Emic Networks, the leading provider
of application clustering solutions for open source computing, today
announced a solution partnership with Rackspace Managed Hosting(tm) for
the delivery of Emic Application Clustering ("EAC") with Rackspace's
managed hosting services. In response to the growing need for scalable,
highly available hosted solutions, Rackspace and Emic create a solution
to service the continual and rapid demand from managed hosting clients
that have migrated to an open source platform. This partnership further
augments Emic's already strong presence as the preferred provider of
application clustering solutions for enterprises using open source.
The need for the Rackspace / Emic partnership is underscored by two
emerging factors in the managed hosting market. First, a growing number
of organizations are adopting open source technology based on its
flexibility, high performance, low acquisition cost and lower total cost
of ownership. Second, a wide range of organizations -- from small and
medium businesses to Fortune 500 businesses with customer intensive
applications such as content delivery and e-tailing -- are increasingly
reliant on managed hosting services for mission critical applications.
These factors have further caused a related increase in demand for
application clustering solutions that provide high availability,
reliability and scalability. Emic, with its successful history of
developing solutions for the open source market, is ideally positioned
to support the needs of these organizations.
EAC's transparent, plug-and-play design allows it to address the unique
and growing requirements of the Web hosting market. Emic's clustering
solutions present a unified system image while dynamically performing
load balancing, providing high availability and offering near-linear
scalability and greater performance for open source application stacks.
Emic offers clustering solutions for MySQL(r) databases and Apache(tm)
servers, as well as for the LAMP and LAMJ (Linux(r), Apache, MySQL and
PHP/Python/PERL or JSP/J2EE) stacks.
"We chose to work with Emic because their solutions align so closely
with the needs of our open source clients," said Scott White, partner
program manager, Rackspace Managed Hosting. "We believe that Emic's
Application Clustering is a valuable component to our customers' open
source configuration, delivering maximum reliability and providing
another layer of assurance that makes us confident in our ability to
deliver on our Fanatical Support(tm) promise to our customers."
"We expect to see continued expansion of the Web hosting market in
general and open source enabled Web hosting services in particular,"
said Emic CEO, Eero Teerikorpi. "Our EAC solution will provide critical
support as this expansion occurs. Our objective continues to be to
provide the most robust offering for ensuring the continued vitality of
this important market sector."
About Rackspace Managed Hosting
Rackspace Managed Hosting(tm) is the fastest-growing managed hosting
provider for customers of all sizes - from start-ups to enterprise
customers. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has built a world-class service
organization based on its philosophy of Fanatical Support(tm). The
company offers a wide range of managed services for enterprise hosting
platforms and currently hosts 15 percent of the Fortune 100 Companies.
For more information, visit www.rackspace.com, or call 800-961-2888.
Emic offers solutions that provide availability, scalability and
manageability, allowing you to run mission critical applications on
low-cost open source platforms. In order to provide high availability,
Emic supplies synchronous data replication, hot standby with fail-over,
disaster recovery and online maintenance to minimize downtime. To allow
your applications to scale seamlessly, Emic provides dynamic load
balancing and the ability to add new servers to the cluster in real
time. To easily manage your cluster, Emic provides a single management
interface for deployment, performance monitoring, health checks and
alerts. Emic is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and its products are
available worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more
information, please visit http://www.emicnetworks.com
MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the USA and other
countries. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other
countries. Apache is a trademark of The Apache Software Foundation.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Other products
mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders.
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