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Online Game Publisher, Uforia, Significantly Reduces IT Costs with Rackspace Email

Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leader in hosting, announced today that leading online game publisher, Uforia, has deployed Rackspace Email across their organization.

Founded by online gaming industry veterans, Uforia specializes in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG). The Uforia online gaming experience enables gamers to play free online games, with the option of enhancing their experience by purchasing online enhancements — such as advanced abilities or resources — for their characters.

“Hosting our email in the Cloud with Rackspace has resulted in significant cost savings, but more important is the opportunity for us to focus our resources on what we do best: developing MMO games,” said Chris Keswani, Marketing Manager at Uforia. “With Rackspace Email, we have been able to reallocate more than 400 hours of IT resources toward projects and initiatives that support our core focus of building the world’s best MMOG gaming experience.”

Starting at $1 per mailbox/month, Rackspace offers enterprise-class hosted email at a fraction of the cost of other email alternatives. Rackspace Email is compatible with Microsoft Outlook, accessible from mobile devices, easily managed by a sophisticated control panel, and backed by Fanatical Support®.

“We chose Rackspace Email because of their focus on business email hosting,” Keswani explained. “They really understand that email is mission critical for our business, and that we need it to be rock solid. We couldn’t say that about other hosting providers.”

“Nothing motivates our team more than hearing from happy customers, who have saved time, money, and headaches by trusting their email services to our team,” said Pat Mathews, General Manager of Rackspace Email & Apps. “Uforia is the perfect example of what can happen when organizations liberate themselves from on-premises email server management and maintenance, and instead focus on driving their business forward.”

About Rackspace Hosting

As the leader and specialist in hosting services, 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 is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best companies to work for in the US, ranking number 43 on the list. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting (, email hosting ( and cloud hosting ( For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit

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