Rackspace Hosting's Headquarters: Cloud Provider Moves into Abandoned Mall

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    Jessica Davis

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Rackspace moved the first of its employees into the space on May 12, 2008, about five months after demolition had begun. They sit where Mervyns used to be. Local and state incentives were offered to Rackspace to take over the abandoned mall.
Think about Rackspace Hosting and you may think about the company with the multiple server farms that has put some real muscle into its channel partner program in recent years. If you think about email and app hosting, Rackspace is likely one of the companies that will come to mind. Sure, Rackspace is a company that embodies cloud computing, offering end-customers a way to outsource their computing needs. And, sure, it works with the channel to help spread the reach of cloud computing and provide IT solution providers with additional revenue streams. But even a cloud company needs a terrestrial home. Did you know that this cloud giant recently moved its corporate headquarters to an abandoned shopping mall in San Antonio, Texas? Channel Insider visited Rackspace Hosting at its innovative new headquarters. Here's a look inside.
This article was originally published on 2010-09-09
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com