Rackspace Hosting announced on Tuesday that it has launched the first OpenStack hybrid cloud service in Hong Kong.
Rackspace Hybrid Cloud combines public and private cloud, as well as dedicated servers, to enable businesses in the Asia-Pacific region to customize their architecture to fit their workloads and applications.
“We are excited to launch the region’s first hybrid cloud powered by OpenStack,” Ajit Melarkode, managing director of Rackspace Asia Pacific said in a statement. “OpenStack already gives thousands of our customers access to the power of open standards and enables them to enjoy freedom from vendor lock-in as they open new gateways to faster innovation through cloud computing.”
According to a report by the Register, Rackspace said its expansion means doubling its data center space and headcount.
“Hong Kong was the obvious choice for the regional base of our Hybrid Cloud offering,” said Melarkode. “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.”
Hybrid cloud is becoming the cloud implementation of choice for enterprises around the world, with 68 percent of respondents in a new Microsoft study stating their plans to implement hybrid cloud in the next two years.
Rackspace has focused a lot of resources on building out its OpenStack offerings lately, launching OpenStack e-learning training courses in September. The OpenStack summit in November will be held in Hong Kong.