Rackspace hosting, the world#$#s leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing, wanted to offer its customers an easy way to link dedicated managed servers to cloud-based servers. Their challenges are to link dedicated managed servers to cloud-based servers and give customers a cost-efficient way to scale services rapidly. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented F5 BIG-IP local traffic manager. The results of implementing F5 Networks were meets Rackspace customers#$# needs, facilitates adoption of cloud services, accommodates security requirements, enhances scalability, lowers costs and speeds time to market.