Watford, London November 2009 – Salmon, specialists in delivering eCommerce solutions today announced that for the second year in a row, they have been named as Rackspace’s EMEA (Europe Middle East & Africa) Partner of the Year.

Salmon are experts at building, integrating and supporting business led solutions for the retail and financial sectors, with a particular focus on helping organisations develop and enhance their eCommerce initiatives. Availability, performance, security and reliability are critical issues for Salmon’s customers and the partnership with Rackspace ensures their solutions are deployed on a robust, scalable and secure infrastructure.

Salmon has been a Rackspace Premier Partner since early 2008 and during those two years have built, deployed and supported transactional eCommerce websites for customers including, Scotts & Co, Barratts Priceless plc, Hotter Comfort Concept and The Regatta Group. In total, Salmon has implemented thirty eCommerce websites for the UK’s leading retail brands, all of which have been hosted by Rackspace.

Richard Bailey, Head of Application Management and Support at Salmon said “Salmon and Rackspace have been working together to implement highly scalable and highly available PCI compliant eCommerce infrastructures. The cultural and operational fit between Salmon and Rackspace is excellent, and most importantly leads to a sophisticated and world class infrastructure management service that allows our mutual clients to forget about their online infrastructure and focus on their business objectives.”

About Rackspace
As the world’s leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support®, furthering the company’s mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies. Rackspace featured in the top 30 of both the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, 2008, and the Financial Times Great Place to Work Awards, 2008. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.co.uk), email hosting (www.mailtrust.com) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit www.rackspace.co.uk or call 0800 988 0100.

Published on: 12:34PM on 5th November 2009