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London, 23 April, 2008: Portaltech (, a leading UK eCommerce Systems Integrator and Consultancy, has today announced a partnership with Rackspace ( and hybris ( to offer a SaaS-based end to end cCommerce platform based on the hybris QuickLive solution. The new package will provide retailers with a completely hosted service comprising set-up, installation, integration, customisation, hosting, and support.

Brian Thomson, EMEA Managing Director of Rackspace, said; “We are very excited about our partnership with Portaltech as it will allow us to extend our hosting services further to UK retailers and also support one of the market’s leading eCommerce platforms.”

Andrew Piscina, UK Country Manager at hybris, said; “Our partnership with Portaltech has been a key relationship for us in the UK market. Using Rackspace to host hybris QuickLive will enable more retailers to gain the benefits of using this solution and to quickly benefit from the online business growth opportunities it can offer.”

The hybris QuickLive solution, which utilises the award-winning hybris eCommerce suite, provides retailers with a strategic platform to enable and drive their online business. The platform is available to customers as Software as a Service (SaaS) or licensed, with Portaltech providing the end-to-end management of the system.

About Rackspace

As the world’s leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support®, furthering the company’s mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies. Rackspace was voted in the top 10 for Customer Focus in the European Business Awards, 2009 and also featured in the top 30 of both the Sunday Times 100 Best companies to work for list and the Financial Times Great Place to Work Awards, 2008. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted services includes managed hosting (, email hosting ( and cloud hosting ( For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit or call 0800 988 0100.

About hybris

hybris is a leading vendor of multi-channel commerce and communication software. Its clear vision about the need for consistency, co-ordination and personalisation of information across all channels and throughout all phases of the customer lifecycle has resulted in the development of an integrated solution which supports the industrialisation and automation of communication, sales, and support processes. It is spearheading innovation in this field, enabling businesses to communicate and sell across all channels in a consistent and effective way.

Established in 1997, hybris has a proven track record of profitability and growth, with ambitious expansion plans for the future. Headquartered in Munich, it has offices in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden. Its international presence is extended via a dedicated network of business and technology partners across Europe and the USA. It has over 150 customers worldwide running more than 1,500 websites “powered by hybris”. Customers are global brands from retail and manufacturing industries including, Toys ‘R’ Us, Adidas, Pirelli, Conrad, Norgren, Lufthansa, Reebok, Grundfos, Demag, Sika, Bunzl UK & Ireland, Phonak and Rexel.

About Portaltech

Portaltech is a specialist technology consultancy that focuses on designing, developing, integrating, and supporting market leading e-Commerce solutions. Our reputation is founded on technical excellence and the ability to successfully deliver complex projects for a range of brands and companies in the Retail, Telco, Consumer Products, Logistics and Media Entertainment industries. By utilising this cross-sector experience with expertise in technology evaluation and selection, project implementation and Web 2.0 consulting services, we are able to advise and support our customers to transact in both online and multi-channel sales environments.

Media Contact:

Gillie Tennant
Ascendant Communications
Tel: 0208 334 8041

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