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Rackspace Hosting Vice President Named to Everything Channel's List of 100 People You Don't Know But Should

<p class='bwalignc'> List Recognizes Behind-the-scenes Influencers in the IT Channel </p>

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rackspace Hosting Vice President Named to Everything Channel's List of 100 People You Don't Know But Should16:04 EDT Tuesday, June 21, 2011 SAN ANTONIO (Business Wire) -- Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, today announced that Christopher Rajiah, its vice president of North America channel sales has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN's 2011 “100 People You Don't Know But Should” list. This list recognizes individual professionals within a vendor organization who are responsible for driving the behind the scenes efforts in channel marketing, operations and sales. The “100 People You Don't Know But Should” are the Directors, Vice Presidents and Officers who lead their channel program without fanfare, exhibiting the strength, determination and creativity required to support solution providers on a daily basis. “I am honored to be recognized by CRN as a person to know in the IT channel market. It is a privilege to represent Rackspace as a leader in the IT channel and continue to help grow our business through our partner community,” said Christopher Rajiah, vice president of North America channel sales at Rackspace. “The Rackspace Partner Program provides a vast portfolio of cloud compute platforms empowering our partners to capitalize on the business opportunities and extend the benefits of cloud computing to their customers.” “I'm pleased to announce our first annual list of '100 People You Don't Know But Should' by honoring the unsung leaders in the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “This list recognizes the behind-the-scenes influencers within a vendor organization who are making a significant impact on the company's channel program, and the channel as a whole, by working in any capacity necessary to drive profit and success. While solution providers may already be aware of a vendor's Channel Chief, many are still unaware of the individuals behind the chiefs; the home office shot callers responsible for delivering a successful channel program. Many of these individuals lead the way without recognition, and yet they have made a significant impact in driving the success of their channel program. I'm pleased to bring attention to their contributions.” The list has been published in print and is available online at About Rackspace Hosting Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing, and the founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and was featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit Everything Channel Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at About UBM plc UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Rackspace Hosting could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements relating to third party data that may suggest trends for our business or industry; any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives of Rackspace for future operations or growth, including any plans related to the Rackspace channel program; any statements of expectation or belief regarding future events, and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the items mentioned. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected growth or success may not materialize because of Rackspace's inability to continue to effectively incentivize and maintain interest in its channel partner program, rapid technological changes that can adversely affect the demand for Rackspace products and services, shifts in customer demand, customers' and potential customers' acceptance of Rackspace products and services, and other risks that are described in Rackspace Hosting's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, filed with the SEC on May 10, 2011. Except as required by law, Rackspace Hosting assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Everything ChannelScott Regan, 508-416-1186Senior Marketing Managerscott.regan@ec.ubm.comorRackspace HostingChristina Weaver,