Open Cloud Company Rackspace Announces Todd Cione to Lead New Americas Acquisition Sales Division

Open Cloud Company Rackspace Announces Todd Cione to Lead New Americas Acquisition Sales Division
Open cloud company Rackspace Hosting has announced that Todd Cione will lead the company’s new Americas Acquisition Sales division. A Baylor University graduate with an English and Business degree, Mr. Cione is an industry veteran with over 20 years in the IT industry. In his last position he spent 15 years at Microsoft and was based in Singapore. He was responsible for the company’s regional cloud, software and enterprise services - business activity that generated annual revenue of $4 billion.

With headquarters in San Antonio, Rackspace is the founder of the OpenStack open-source cloud operating system and a key player in the hybrid cloud arena. The company caters to around 200,000 business customers through a global network of data centers, offering solutions that adapt to customers’ workloads. These solutions could include a public cloud, a private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of each, with the OpenStack operating system allowing workloads to move across each platform. Mr. Cione will be responsible for levering direct and channel sales to acquire new Rackspace customers in the Americas.

“Every day we see evidence of customers choosing Rackspace’s open, hybrid cloud approach as the right architecture to enable the best fit for each application,” explained Rackspace’s Senior Vice President, Taylor Rhodes. “The ability to choose the right mix of public cloud, private cloud and dedicated solutions, backed by our unbeatable Fanatical Support, dramatically increases business value for our customers. I believe that Todd’s breadth and depth of experience in our industry, matched with his demonstrated success in building winning sales teams, will accelerate our leadership in the hybrid cloud market.”

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