Rackspace, one of the US’s largest hosting companies and data centers, headquartered in Texas, opened a new San Francisco based office last week to give the company a presence in Silicon Valley. The office houses close to 100 employees and comes with a bike repair center and video studio for resident blogger Robert Scoble who heads up Building 43 – a Rackspace-sponsored website featuring startups.

The new office, in the tech startup district of SOMA is just a few blocks from the tech giants of Zynga, Adobe and Twitter. The office director is 26-year-old Alex Polvi who this year sold his company Cloudkick to Rackspace.

The move will also help Rackspace hire developers as they move away from managing server farms, and into developing cloud-computing technology.