Rackspace acquires Exceptional Cloud Services

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Rackspace has acquired Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company Exceptional Cloud Services.

The deal comes precisely one month after the company announced it was in the process of buying Database-as-a-Service player Object Rocket.

As part of the agreement, Rackspace has taken on three of the organisation’s flagship products: Exceptional.io, which tracks errors in over 6,000 web in real-time; Airbrake.io, which collects errors generated by other applications; and Redis To Go, which reportedly makes managing multiple Redis instances easier.

Pat Matthews, senior vice president of corporate development at Rackspace, said: “Rackspace is improving the key technologies used by developers in the open cloud … and we are carefully adding strategic technologies to our open hybrid cloud portfolio, while keeping the needs of application developers in mind.

“Through the acquisition of Exceptional Cloud Services, we’re gaining technology and expertise that will provide startups and cloud developers with the tools that help them deliver more reliable customer experiences and to bring the next generation of cloud-based apps to market faster.”

An undisclosed number of the Exceptional Cloud Services team will also be joining Rackspace, including CEO Jonathan Siegel.

“We’re delighted to join the Rackspace family,” said Siegel. “Combined with their leadership in the open-sourced cloud, they have created an amazing environment for innovation and growth.

“Rackspace and Exceptional have a mutual interest in delivering best in class tools and services for developers. Integrating the expertise, tools and IP that Exceptional brings to the table into the Rackspace Open Cloud will create new and compelling experiences for developers.”

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