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ObjectRocket to Demonstrate New Features at MongoDB World

Free Backups for MongoDB Databases Hosted Anywhere, Automated Online Compaction and Rapid Database Deployment

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 25, 2014) - ObjectRocket, the managed service for MongoDB from Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), will demonstrate Automated Online Compaction and its rapid-deployment API on stage at MongoDB World June 25 in New York City and extend its free backup service to MongoDB databases hosted with any provider.

"Free backups should be table stakes for MongoDB as a service," said Kenny Gorman, co-founder and chief architect at ObjectRocket. "We're extending the free backups our customers already enjoy to MongoDB users anywhere. Simply add your instance to the ObjectRocket interface and get your data backed up."

In its MongoDB World keynote, ObjectRocket will demonstrate new market-leading features and functionality for its database as a service.

ObjectRocket offers MongoDB users a one-click, automated compaction solution, effectively eliminating the need for what can be a difficult and time consuming manual database maintenance process. Automated Online Compaction allows MongoDB instances to be compacted online and in the background on the ObjectRocket platform.

"Databases tend to fragment over time as free space is created and reused and MongoDB is no exception," said Gorman. "Automated Online Compaction allows customers to have a clean and compact database without major downtime. The compaction process happens in the background and requires only a brief step-down to finish."

The new feature was the direct product of the need ObjectRocket saw working with some of the most demanding MongoDB users. "We spent a lot of time manually keeping our customers databases compact," Gorman said. "We created Automated Online Compaction to do the work our customers needed without having such long maintenance downtime."

Database maintenance is a major concern for MongoDB users, but initial setup is one of the biggest challenges to users designing a fast, scalable database for the first time. ObjectRocket makes it quick and easy to configure a highly-available cluster -- using either a RESTful API, or a full-featured web interface. All instances provide features such as three-member replica sets, pre-configured sharding, auto-compaction to eliminate fragmentation, fully redundant mongoS and config servers, fast SSL encryption, and free backups. Databases are configured on purpose-engineered, enterprise class hardware with fast Fusion-IO storage and containers to allow that plenty of resources are always on-tap.

Any instance created on ObjectRocket comes with free backups, 24x7x365 support and integration with New Relic.

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About ObjectRocket Services
ObjectRocket is the managed service for MongoDB from Rackspace that makes the NoSQL database highly available, easy to deploy and simple to maintain.

About Rackspace
Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) is the managed cloud specialist. Its technical expertise and Fanatical Support® allow companies to tap the power of the cloud without the pain of hiring experts in dozens of complex technologies. Rackspace is also the leader in hybrid cloud, giving each company the best fit for its unique needs -- whether on single- or multi-tenant servers, or a combination of those platforms. Rackspace is the founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace serves more than 200,000 business customers from data centers on four continents. It ranks #29 on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Forward Looking Statement
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 concerning expected development, performance or market acceptance associated with ObjectRocket services; anticipated operational and financial benefits from ObjectRocket services; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits from ObjectRocket services may not materialize because this product is not generally accepted in the marketplace, which could occur due to certain factors including (i) a failure to market the product cost effectively, differentiate the product from competitive products or communicate differentiations effectively, (ii) the reliability, quality or compatibility associated with the product, (iii) changes in technology which adversely effect the product's benefit, (iv) slowdowns in the general economy or technology industry that impact consumer spending habits, (v) internal strategy decisions that impact the product, and (vi) other risks that are described in Rackspace Hosting's Form 10-Q for the year ended March 31, 2014, filed with the SEC on May 12, 2014. 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.

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