IIM Indore’s EPGP Batch 2016 visited a cloud computing company ‘Rack Space’ as part of their industrial exposure in the United States. The batch is currently undertaking its fourth term on ‘Advanced Business Analytics’ at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin.
During their visit, students got an opportunity to interact with senior project managers and to closely look at Rack Space’s business model, product & service offerings, strategy, work culture and recent challenges apart from experiencing a highly creative office setup and a truly diverse workplace environment consisting of people from multiple countries.
Rack Space Inc. is a managed cloud computing company based in San Antonio, Texas, with 6000 plus employees and its operations spread across Australia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands and Hong Kong. Ranked 29th in the Fortune 100 List of Best Companies to Work For in US in 2014, Rack Space offers Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers, Managed Security and Compliance Assistance and caters to a growing client base of numerous Fortune 100 companies.
Rack Space radiates a success story, starting as an internet service provider in the back of a garage in San Antonio, a town in Texas and emerging as a $1.794 billion revenue company. The company also provides a professional certification called CloudU to individuals through a rigorous qualification and testing programme. The certification stands synonymous for competency, knowledge, skills, and abilities in the blended discipline of cloud computing.