[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Rackspace has hired an additional 300 employees in 2012, and increased its total server count by more than 10,000 in UK.

The company is now working with Digital Realty Trust to bring a bigger UK datacentre facility online.

Taylor Rhodes (Managing director, International, Rackspace): The age of the open cloud has arrived and our market success and subsequent expansion is testimony to that fact.

In January this year, Rackspace signed an agreement to build up to 10-megawatts of UK datacenter space with a strategic construction plan designed to bring a total of five “data halls” online in stages.

The UK expansion of Rackspace’s open cloud footprint is based upon leasing “wholesale” datacentre space, as opposed to taking on the task of constructing its own facility premises. Rackspace  followed a similar approach to drive the wider development of its premises in Virginia, Chicago and Dallas in the USA as well as in Sydney, Australia.