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Rackspace to Use and Offer Gomez Web Application Experience Management Services to its Enterprise Customers

April 2, 2008 — Gomez, Inc., a leader in web application experience management, today announced a referral partner agreement with fast-growing IT hosting leader Rackspace®.

Under the Gomez PartnerFirst XF program Referral Partner Agreement, Rackspace will use Gomez® ExperienceFirst™ applications to test and measure the performance of its web applications to help ensure they deliver the best possible user experience.

Additionally, Rackspace will offer its customers the option to use Gomez services as an extension to the detailed application availability and performance monitoring it provides.

These customers will be able to use these services to help improve the quality of the online experience they deliver by capturing and reporting website performance data measured from more than 150 globally-located Internet backbone nodes, and over 40,000 end-user desktops. Because Gomez website performance testing originates outside the firewall, it enables customers to more realistically experience what their users are experiencing when visiting their websites.

“Gomez helps us and our customers measure performance so we can continuously improve and deliver better customer experiences,” said Scott White, director of channel sales, Rackspace. “Working with this industry-leading platform supports our ongoing commitment to Fanatical Support®. We believe that this service can provide our customers with a distinct advantage in web experience management.”

“Rackspace recognises the importance of optimal web experiences down to each downloaded object and transaction,” said Tom Meusel, vice president, worldwide channel sales for Gomez. “Delivering on this level of service requires a class of performance management information provided by Gomez. We look forward to a rewarding relationship with Rackspace for years to come.”

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About Rackspace

A recognised leader in the global IT marketplace, Rackspace® delivers a diverse suite of enterprise-class hosted IT services to businesses of all sizes. Customers choose Rackspace for its hosting specialisation and expertise, backed by the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support®. By integrating the industry’s best technologies and delivering them as services, Rackspace serves as an extension of its customers’ IT departments. Because Rackspace removes the burden of infrastructure maintenance and management, customers can focus on their core business. Rackspace's portfolio of companies also includes the Mosso® (www.mosso.com) cloud computing platform and Mailtrust™ (www.mailtrust.com) a provider of business-class hosted email solutions. For more information on Rackspace, please visit www.rackspace.com, or call 800-961-2888.

About the Gomez PartnerFirst XF Program

Gomez partners are leveraging the ExperienceFirst™ platform to validate and enhance their own product and services offerings, and to broaden their offerings through resale and referral arrangements. More information can be found at http://www.gomez.com/partners/partner-home.php

About Gomez

Gomez, Inc. is a leading on-demand infrastructure provider for web application experience management solutions, helping business ensure quality web experiences for their customers. More than 1,000 companies use Gomez® ExperienceFirstTM services worldwide, including 14 of the top 20 most visited websites. Gomez provides a comprehensive solution for managing the web application experience from development through deployment and the entire application life cycle, featuring visual, functional and load testing, actual end-user and active website monitoring, competitive benchmarking, and more than 40,000 data sources worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gomez.com.

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Gomez® and Gomez.com® are registered service marks, and ExperienceFirstTM is a service mark of Gomez, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Vikki Chowney
Six Degrees
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