Industry Collaboration

Manage Rackspace Cloud Email Services With Spiceworks Interface

Jessica Thornsby

Rackspace and Spiceworks have announced a collaboration to allow small and medium businesses to manage their Rackspace cloud email services through Spiceworks’ IT management interface, rather than launching a separate portal.

The aim is to extend the functionality of Rackspace’s hosted email services, and to provide management capabilities for their on-premise, cloud-based and hybrid IT infrastructures.

“Managing IT today means more than just taking care of the computers and software within the four walls of your company,” said Scott Abel, the co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “Already, over 25 percent of SMBs rely on one or more cloud-based services to keep their organizations running, and that number keeps growing. By working with Rackspace, we’re simplifying the jobs of IT professionals by giving them the ability to manage both their on-premise technologies and cloud-based services through a single integrated IT management application.”