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HONG KONG and MANILA, Philippines/PRNewswire/ — Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, is using Rackspace’s managed hosting for its website and its deployment of SharePoint solutions.
With Rackspace, Cebu Pacific was able to increase its capacity significantly to handle demanding traffic loads on its website (www.cebupacificair.com), which regularly serves 250,000 online customers on a daily basis. Rackspace provisioned an infrastructure designed for passenger spikes, with a goal of accommodating up to 900,000 concurrent users while maintaining a a smooth and uninterrupted online experience. With Rackspace, CEB was able to accommodate 40% more traffic load.
“Cebu Pacific receives 55% of its bookings online, so the website is a fundamental part of our business. With Rackspace as our hosting partner, we are provided with a 100% network uptime guarantee. This gives us great comfort, especially during seat sales when we experience peak website traffic,” said CEB VP for People and Administration Michael Shau.
Cebu Pacific will deploy and fully leverage the functionality of Rackspace’s managed hosting and its industry leading SLAs. The airline will also position itself for new advanced operations underpinned by Rackspace’s technical consultancy and infrastructure support for SharePoint, plus its round-the-clock Fanatical Support®.
The Philippines’ low fare airline pioneer, Cebu Pacific offers its trademark lowest fares and seat sales to 32 domestic and 20 Asian destinations on over 90 routes. Since its inception in 1996, it has flown over 70 million passengers.
Cebu Pacific is also deploying an internal SharePoint environment for a more efficient content-management process, and Rackspace’s global reputation and track record for Sharepoint hosting services made it an apt fit.
“Rackspace’s hosting support for SharePoint has enabled us to make the right investment in the SharePoint infrastructure, free up our IT resources to focus on solutions customization, and deploy the SharePoint environment successfully,” Shau said.
“Now, different departments can apply up-to-date changes such as promos or banners to the website directly. This gives our passengers the latest deals and news of the day, making our online audience much more engaged and eager to return to our website,” he added.
“Rackspace understands the paramount importance of a fully-functioning, quickly updated website to an online business. We are very pleased that our hosting support for its website and SharePoint solutions has helped Cebu Pacific optimize its IT infrastructure and website to capture vibrant growth opportunities,” said Mark Randall, interim managing director Asia Pacific, Rackspace.
About Rackspace
Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 197,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. The company offers choice, flexibility and freedom from vendor lock in. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.” Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world. For more information, visit http://www.rackspace.com.hk.
About Cebu Pacific
Cebu Pacific Air is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. It offers over 2,000 weekly flights to 32 domestic and 20 international destinations, from six Philippine hubs.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 23 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft — one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take an additional 19 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013, with the arrival of 2 Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
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 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 operational results related to any particular customer or customers of our customers associated with our hosting solutions or other products and services; any other statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include issues relating to the performance of a customer’s configuration caused by forces outside of the control of Rackspace; changes in the economy, technological and competitive factors, regulatory factors, and and other risks that are described in Rackspace Hosting’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, filed with the SEC on November 7, 2012. 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.
Source: Rackspace
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January 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm

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