Rackspace bought SharePoint911!! You guys have no idea how much this news has been killing me to share. As of this morning, SharePoint911 is owned by Rackspace, and this is huge. I’ve been a huge fan of Rackspace, and more importantly the people at Rackspace, for years now. I’ve had a hosted server from them (though not for this blog, yet) for many years and always been very happy with its performance and the support they’ve given me. Whenever I’m at a conference I always end up hanging out with the Rackspace folks and having a good time. I think working with them is going to be a blast, and I think combining their infrastructure with our SharePoint expertise is going to be an amazing combination.
What does this mean? Well, in the short term, not a lot. SharePoint911 will keep on doing the things we’ve always done, whether you’re a Rackspace customer or not. I’ll keep on installing and fixing SharePoint and speaking at every conference that’ll have me. Rackspace will keep on doing what they do best. Over time our consulting services will start to be integrated somehow. I’m not entirely sure how that will all shake out just yet.
You can see Rackspace’s official announcement here.
If you want to offer congratulations to me, or condolences to Rackspace feel free to leave a comment.