Today, Rackspace announces our launch of Rackspace CDN (Content Delivery Network).
We’ve brought two best-in-breed technology and service companies together to offer customers a powerfully simple solution. As the #1 Managed Cloud Company, our customers tell us they want a full portfolio experience from Rackspace. They want to experience Fanatical Support with everything from cloud servers to cloud DNS, all in the same place, and all from the same support team. And they want industry leading technologies at the center of their user experience. Today’s launch of Rackspace CDN is a shining example of that – bringing Fanatical Support and managed cloud to Akamai’s industry leading content delivery network.
We know that slow websites lead to a quantifiable loss in engagement, customers and revenue. According to Akamai, an e-commerce site with a daily revenue of $100,000 will forfeit up to 2.5 million dollars in lost sales as a result of even a 1 second page load delay. In fact, 40 percent of visitors will abandon a site all together if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
Rackspace CDN brings Akamai’s industry leading edge network to all Rackspace customers. We believe CDN is such a critical part of our customers’ application and web experience that we are removing all roadblocks to consuming it. In partnership with Akamai’s engineers, we’ve taken an onboarding processes that used to take weeks and turned it into a three-click experience in our Rackspace Control Panel. We’ve combined Akamai’s expertise running CDNs with our expertise in Fanatical Support to build a set of common configurations and reference architectures for all customers. This allows customers to cut through the jargon and configuration options and get up and running quickly. And, because Rackspace CDN is built on our managed cloud platform, we provide utility billing through an existing Rackspace account. Quite simply, we’ve made the world’s leading CDN accessible.
Rackspace CDN can be used with any server at Rackspace, whether it’s hosted on our public, private, or dedicated cloud environments. We know that our customers expect us to solve their needs on a variety of platforms and hardware, and Rackspace CDN’s flexibility is one of many steps in that direction.
This is what being the #1 Managed Cloud is about, providing Fanatical Support with industry leading, on-demand technologies for all of our customers. Our partnership with Akamai is an example of our commitment to integrate powerful third party technologies directly into our platform. We’re proud to be fulfilling our commitment with today’s launch of Rackspace CDN.