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SecurStore Leverages OpenStack and Rackspace Cloud Builders for Carbon Emission Free Cloud Storage

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SecurStore Leverages OpenStack and Rackspace Cloud Builders for Carbon Emission Free Cloud Storage04:00 EDT Thursday, July 14, 2011 LONDON (Business Wire) -- SecurStore, the trusted and specialist cloud service provider, and Rackspace, the service leader in cloud computing, today announced a relationship that will see SecurStore utilise the OpenStack™ open source cloud operating system, and Rackspace Cloud Builders deployment and support services for the benefit of its customers. OpenStack is an open source community backed by over 75 participating organisations across the globe, many of which are contributing development resources, building products with or are deploying on the open source platform. OpenStack was purposely built to give enterprises control and flexibility by enabling a choice of virtualisation platforms and offering powerful administrative controls. SecurStore is committed to staying ahead of the cloud trend by constantly evaluating its underlying technology and when relevant, employing the latest cloud initiatives to guarantee its clients complete cloud solutions. OpenStack is one such market advancement that demonstrates SecurStore's innovation in technology and desire to keep ahead of the trend. Furthermore, the company is equally conscious of its impact on the local environment and differs from other cloud providers in the way it employs green technology to ensure carbon emission free cloud storage. Its data centres are hydro powered to minimise the effect data storage has on the local ecosystem. Jim Curry, General Manager of Rackspace Cloud Builders, said, “OpenStack is a powerful and flexible platform being deployed by leading enterprises and cloud technology providers like SecurStore to store and analyze business-critical data. By choosing the open standard cloud platform with support from Rackspace Cloud Builders, SecurStore can offer its customers a cost-effective and massively scalable storage solution compatible with the world's leading clouds.” Alexander Eiríksson, Chief Operating Officer at SecurStore, followed, “OpenStack is perfect for our mission – offering enterprises secure, market leading cloud solutions that are serviced by green technology. Our clients not only boast reductions in their carbon impact through our hydro powered data centres, but they also know they have full business continuity in place. We're excited to be working with Rackspace Cloud Builders because it matches our outlook on cloud development with its unique platform design.” SecurStore's cloud storage is certified by the British Standards Institute for ISO 27001 and fully accredited by ANAB. About SecurStore Established in 1991, SecurStore is the trusted and specialist provider of Cloud Services. The different services offered use the best of breed technology to simplify and provide a bespoke solution for any type of business with data sizes ranging from GB's to hundreds of TB's. The head office is in London which gives SecurStore the ability to serve customers around the world covering many continents and geographically dispersed locations. Cloud services have been offered since 2004 and combined with full 24/7 support, knowledgeable experts are always at hand to help and assist. Our services include Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage, this unique model allows us to support customers in all sectors including, financial, legal, engineering, retail, manufacturing plus many more to provide a sustainable solution despite natural data growth. SecurStore is registered and certified by British Standards Institute for ISO 27001 and also accredited by ANAB. The solution itself is compliant with most of the widely known Standards, Acts and Directives such as Sarbanes Oxley, Data Protection Act, HIPAA and many more ensuring security and compliance are at the forefront of this technology. More information can be found at http://www.securstore.com/. 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. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.” For more information, visit www.rackspace.com. Rackspace HostingMelissa Smolensky, 512-423-3382melissa.smolensky@rackspace.com