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SendGrid Collaborates With Rackspace to Support Open Cloud Ecosystem

July 18, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesBOULDER, CO – SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability, today announced that it has expanded its transactional email management platform to the RackspaceĀ® open cloud. SendGrid is available for purchase for first generation Cloud Servers and Cloud Servers powered by OpenStackĀ® through the enhanced Cloud Tools Marketplace from Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing. This marketplace will serve as a gateway to an open ecosystem of cloud solutions, which will give customers seamless access to a broad range of tools that support Rackspace open cloud.

“Our integration with Rackspace’s Cloud Tools Marketplace is yet another step in our mission to make email delivery dead simple for any web application customer in the SendGrid and Rackspace ecosystems,” said Denise Hulce, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, SendGrid. “We look forward to working with Rackspace in their initiative to make third-party cloud tools broadly available to Rackspace customers and prospects.”

The Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace is a comprehensive catalog of innovative, third-party developed applications designed for the Rackspace open cloud. Additionally, through the marketplace, customers can now browse, review and connect to a breadth of cloud solutions focused on management, monitoring, application deployment, email management and a host of other areas. By leveraging OpenStack and developing solutions specifically for Rackspace open cloud, SendGrid provides increased flexibility for customers and helps them avoid vendor lock-in.

Rackspace customers can now add SendGrid’s cloud email infrastructure service to eliminate the cost and complexity of maintaining email servers in-house. SendGrid’s SMTP and API integration options enable developers to send and receive emails directly from their web and mobile applications. SendGrid is free for Rackspace customers sending less than 40,000 emails per month. For higher email volumes, paid plans start at $80 per month.

“SendGrid is broadly recognized as a leading email deliverability and management platform and is trusted by thousands of web applications globally,” said Ven Shanmugam, senior manager of corporate strategy at Rackspace. “We’re pleased to be collaborating with SendGrid on this initiative and we look forward to featuring their platform in the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace.”

For more information on SendGrid please visit www.sendgrid.com.

About SendGrid
SendGrid is the leader in email deliverability. SendGrid’s cloud-based platform increases email deliverability, provides actionable insight and scales to meet any volume of email, relieving businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email infrastructures. The email delivery platform of choice for 60,000 web application companies and developers, including foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twilio, Spotify and Pandora, SendGrid delivers more than 3 billion emails per month. Founded in 2009 and based in Boulder, Colo., SendGrid is backed by Foundry Group, Highway 12 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and several notable individual investors. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.

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