Rackspace Hosts Over 3 Million Daily Transactions With Vodafone M-PESA
Released on: September 30, 2010, 1:01 pm
Rackspace Hosting, the world's leading specialist in the
hosting and cloud computing industry, has announced that it has been
chosen by Vodafone to host and support the M-PESA platform.
M-PESA is a platform designed to provide a fast, safe and easy way to transfer money
from person to person and is a valuable service in emerging economies where there is
little or no existing banking infrastructure outside the major cities. It is now
available in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Afghanistan and Fiji and boasts over 16
Neil Dwyer, Vodafone's senior operations manager said: "Rackspace has a long
history of being able to meet demand quickly and we are delighted to work with them
in order to deliver this important and increasingly popular service. It is essential
for us to work with a hosting company that can provide 24/7 support and
comprehensive security. Rackspace has proven their ability to deliver and their
rapid response times allow us to scale quickly and effectively to meet peaks in
Vodafone has recently announced plans to introduce M-PESA to other countries where
the traditional banking infrastructure is low and mobile phone penetration is high.
Rackspace managing director David Kelly commented: "We're excited to be working
with Vodafone on this project and look forward to seeing how it develops across the
world to support those people who currently do not have access to banks and in
turn help them to become more economically active through the application of
As part of the deal, Rackspace utilises satellite streaming technology to send and
receive real time transaction data using clustered database servers. It also
provides managed back-up and dedicated server hosting of all application and web servers.
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About Rackspace Hosting UK:
Rackspace Hosting is the world's leading specialist in hosting, virtualisation and cloud computing and has been ranked in Financial Times Top 50 Great Place to
Work in the United Kingdom for the past six years. Rackspace provides Fanatical
Support to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed
Hosting and Cloud Computing.
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue
with approximately 347 million proportionate customers as at 30 June 2010. Vodafone
currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and over
40 partner networks worldwide.
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