Mazda picks Rackspace for its web and application hosting

Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) has announced that Mazda North American Operations has chosen to build its web presence in the United States, Mexico and Canada, along with its MyMazda application, on Rackspace technologies to accommodate its 2.1m unique monthly visitors.

Mazda has adopted the Rackspace Critical Application Services with its proactive monitoring function for additional service level coverage. Using a combination of dedicated servers and managed virtualization resources, Mazda is able to improve reliability for its mission critical sites and shoulder performance requirements during national broadcast advertising campaigns such as a recent CNN campaign period when website traffic spiked more than 50 percent from an average of 85,000 daily unique visitors to 130,000.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace is the open cloud company and founder of OpenStack, the standard open-source operating system for cloud computing. For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.