Rackspace and PostgreSQL, Inc. Announce Offering

for Hosted Open Source Database Solutions

New Program Gives Customers DBA Support on Managed Hosting Platform

SAN ANTONIO – July 17, 2001 – Rackspace Managed Hosting, a leading provider
of open source-based managed hosting services, and PostgreSQL, Inc., the
international provider of the world?s most advanced open source
Object-Relational DBMS, today announced the “”””””””PostgreSQL Quick Start
Program,”””””””” a unique offering for customers running complex PostgreSQL Web
sites. This program combines Rackspace’s managed hosting and fanatical
support with PostgreSQL, Inc.’s database design, consulting and support

PostgreSQL, Inc. is the first and most experienced commercial source for
the advancement of PostgreSQL, the most powerful open source database for
Web sites. Rackspace, an industry pioneer in the use of open source
technology, was the first managed hosting company to support Linux, and
today manages more than 3,600 servers.

The PostgreSQL Quick Start Program offers new Rackspace customers up to
four hours of senior engineering consulting on PostgresSQL database
construction and architecture as well as up to 12 months of DBA support
from PostgresSQL, Inc. at no cost with a standard Rackspace contract. This
unique combination of Rackspace’s fanatical customer support and
PostgreSQL, Inc.’s leading DBA services allows IT professionals to focus
exclusively on their applications, while Rackspace handles the
infrastructure and operating system, and Postgres, Inc. handles the

“”””””””PostgreSQL, Inc. and Rackspace have created an offering that cannot be
found anywhere else,”””””””” said Graham Weston, chief executive officer of
Rackspace. “”””””””The ability to offer PostgreSQL, Inc.?s level of database
expertise in combination with our 24/7 fanatical support is a huge benefit
to anyone building dynamic database applications on PostgreSQL.

“”””””””Our alliance provides an unparalleled combination of services,”””””””” said Geoff
Davidson, chief executive officer of PostgreSQL, Inc. “”””””””This program gives
database developers and e-businesses access to the most powerful open
source database and expert consulting available today for launching their
Web sites – more quickly, easily and confidently than ever before.””””””””

To learn more about the Rackspace and PostgreSQL, Inc. alliance visit

About Rackspace Managed Hosting

Rackspace Managed Hosting provides its customers with full-service managed
hosting solutions, including state-of-the-art data centers, customized
servers, burstable connectivity, server software and 24 x 7 fanatical
support of all hardware and core software. With Rackspace’s SmoothScaling
capabilities, e-businesses can add bandwidth, advanced services, or server
capacity on demand. Monthly fees range from $300 to $50,000 per month,
depending on the complexity required. Founded in 1998, with locations in
Texas and London, the company manages thousands of servers for customers in
more than 60 countries. Rackspace was recently named The Top Dedicated
Server Company in Web Server List’s Hosting Awards and voted The Top
Dedicated Server Host by WebHostMagazine.com. For more information, visit
www.rackspace.com , or call 800-961-2888.

About PostgreSQL, Inc.

The Mission of PostgreSQL, Inc. is to promote the continuous growth in use,
application development, training, and certification programs for
PostgreSQL by providing companies and individuals with a commercial, full
service support organization to meet their business, information and
database needs. PostgreSQL, Inc. provides clients, expert consultants,
partners and open source community volunteers with both financial
recognition and project opportunities while expanding PostgreSQL database
functions, applications and capabilities. For more information, visit
www.pgsql.com , or call 877-542-0713.