"Rackspace.com, a leading provider of Linux-based Advanced
Internet Hosting services, today announced that it has partnered
with two Internet e-commerce companies to give Rackspace.com
customers a broad variety of turnkey solutions to fit their
"Rackspace.com chose to partner with Akopia, because its
Tallyman solution is one of the most popular, open-source,
electronic commerce applications for the Linux operating system.
Over 80 percent of Rackspace.com's customer base uses Linux
systems. Mercantec SoftCart, the winner of NewMedia Magazine's
1999 Hyper Award for best Out-Of-The-Box Store was selected to
provide solutions that encompass the shopping cart front-end,
transaction processing mid-layer, merchant accounts and a
storefront management system. Rackspace also offers the assurance
of quick 48-hour turnaround to set up new merchant accounts with
this e-commerce software, regardless of the size of the
"Our customers are increasingly demanding a higher level of
services as their Web sites and e-businesses grow and become more
complex," said Graham Weston, chief executive officer of
Rackspace.com. "By partnering with companies like Akopia and
Mercantec, we will be able to continue offering solutions that meet
different customers' needs."
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