Rackspace adds error monitoring with Exceptional buy

Contact: Ben Kolada, Agatha Poon

Rackspace has acquired developer-focused Web application error-monitoring and hosting startup Exceptional Cloud Services. The acquisition is meant to drive further adoption of Open Cloud. With Exceptional’s offerings, Rackspace is positioned to be a one-stop shop for developers with its cloud platform, network management and application performance monitoring.

Terms weren’t disclosed. Exceptional was founded in 2010 and had 10 employees at the time of its sale (the transaction closed last Friday). The company hadn’t taken outside funding. We’d note that Exceptional’s founder, Jonathan Siegel, already had experience with a company that sold to Rackspace. Siegel was an adviser to Cloudkick, which Rackspace bought in December 2010 for about $30m.

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