Rackspace Hosting bags IT deal from Mazda

Rackspace Hosting has signed an IT deal with Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).

As per the IT deal, Mazda will build its web presence in the United States, Mexico and Canada, along with its MyMazda application, on Rackspace technologies to accommodate its 2.1 million unique monthly visitors.

Mazda has adopted the Rackspace Critical Application Services with its proactive monitoring function for additional service level coverage.

Mazda is expected to improve reliability for its mission critical sites and shoulder performance requirements during national broadcast advertising campaigns such as a recent CNN campaign period when website traffic spiked more than 50 percent from an average of 85,000 daily unique visitors to 130,000.

“A major reason why Mazda chose Rackspace to host several of its Web sites and applications is most importantly for their Fanatical Support and Critical Application Services. The proactive monitoring from the Critical Applications Services team is a huge value-add to our business. We can now proactively scale for future demand,” said Jim DiMarzio, CIO, MNAO.

Mazda chose to add Rackspace Critical Application Services on top of its configuration to take advantage of a combination of web scale engineers, deep-level performance monitoring and on-going guidance to optimize platform performance through the application and infrastructure environment.

Critical Application Services advanced service level agreement provides a 100 percent production platform uptime guarantee and a 2x service level credit for businesses that demand the highest level of performance and uptime on critical applications and websites.

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