Rackspace Launches Hong Kong-based Hybrid Cloud Hosting Aimed at Asia-Pacific Region

Rackspace Hosting has unveiled its Hong Kong-based hybrid cloud powered by OpenStack – the open source cloud hosting platform. For Rackspace management, Hong Kong was the obvious choice for the regional base of its hybrid cloud hosting offering throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

hybrid-cloud-hostingThe Rackspace Hybrid Cloud encompasses public cloud, private cloud hosting and dedicated servers, working alone or together in any combination in a unified infrastructure, all backed by Rackspace’s Fanatical Support. It enables businesses to tailor their architecture to create the best fit for their unique set of applications and workloads.

Faster innovation

OpenStack would provide Rackspace customers with access to the power of open standards, enabling them to enjoy freedom from vendor lock-in as they open new gateways to faster innovation through cloud hosting solutions.

“Hong Kong was the obvious choice for the regional base of our Hybrid Cloud offering,” said Ajit Melarkode, managing director of Rackspace Asia Pacific. “Businesses here are among the Asia-Pacific leaders in cloud adoption and constantly come to us for ways to build on their achievements. Now, with our Hybrid Cloud solutions and services tailored to their individual business needs and backed by Fanatical Support, firms from both Hong Kong and across the region will be set for future success.”

The hybrid solution expansion follows some other ‘open source’ news, the fact that Rackspace has just acquired ZeroVM, a lightweight open-source hypervisor created by LiteStack and built to run cloud applications. Van Lindberg, Vice President of Intellectual Property at Rackspace, has posted the news on Rackspace’s coporate blog. ZeroVM would break down the barriers between compute and storage. Where traditional cloud architectures have needed to move the data to the app for processing, ZeroVM flips that approach and moves the app to the data. This would dramatically increase speed of access and decreases latency.