Published On: Wed, Jun 25th, 2014

Rackspace introduces Performance Cloud Servers in Asia


Rackspace one of the leading hybrid cloud service provider has announced the availability of its redesigned public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers in India. The offering made by the company will be available for customers throughout the Asia Pacific region including the countries like India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Greater China.  This new offer will create a powerful hosting platform for various types of workloads like web hosting, e-commerce applications and many others.

According to a recent report by Gartner, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Moreover, the companies in the Asia Pacific region are adopting hybrid cloud technology very fast. This further indicates that Rackspace can do very well in these regions with its offerings. The Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers will enable the customers to connect the new cloud servers to dedicated bare metal servers as part of the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, which can provide an unparalleled level of application performance. The Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers are powered by an Intel Xeon E5 processors and 120GB of RAM. It comes with 2x more total CPU performance and 132x more total disk space both for input and output. Along with this the company also provides expert help in all the aspects of customer’s experience ranging from planning  and architecting to day-to-day proactive management of customer’s hosted infrastructure to help ensure workloads are continuously up and running.

“With companies in Hong Kong and throughout the Asia-Pacific region in need of faster network capabilities to improve connectivity and application performance, we have launched Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers to help meet our customers’ needs,” said Ajit Melarkode, Managing Director for Rackspace Asia Pacific.  He further added, “Now, with Performance Cloud Servers as part of our Hong Kong managed and hybrid cloud portfolio, companies can deliver services faster than ever before while at the same time, have a team of specialists to manage and operate the entire hosted infrastructure activities required to be successful on the cloud. In turn, this allows companies to focus on managing their business, without worrying about the performance of their IT systems.”

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Ugam Solutions has used Rackspace’s hybrid cloud since 2009 and managed virtualization to host parts of their big data mining and retail analytics platform. As one of its biggest cloud customers in Asia, Ugam Solutions champions Rackspace’s cloud offerings and fanatical customer support. Vishal Katial, VP and Head of IT Infrastructure at Ugam, said “Rackspace has been a valuable partner in the growth of our business, evolving newer solutions like ObjectRocket to tackle challenges that faced in the big data space. We currently use the Performance cloud in the US and we have seen significant savings of up to 50% YoY, while continuing to scale our data footprint with complex analytical models to boot. Now with the launch of Rackspace’s performance cloud in Hong Kong, we have more options to choose from as we look to further optimize the performance of our product portfolio, and enhance our business footprint globally.”

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Rackspace introduces Performance Cloud Servers in Asia