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APAC Customers Can Now Use Performance Cloud Servers

In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, companies are hungry for speed and reliability. We frequently hear it from our customers: improved speed and reliability set their businesses apart from their competitors. Swift application performance equips companies to win.

Simply put: Performance is key.

Starting today, our customers in the APAC region can benefit from the speed, reliability and affordability of Performance Cloud Servers  – our latest breed of cloud server designed specifically for unparalleled application performance – which are now available in our Hong Kong data center.

Performance Cloud Servers give you an edge. They empower you to architect faster, build faster, deploy faster and scale faster. And your applications will run faster because of it.

To give you an idea of what you can expect, let’s take a look under the hood:

Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers are designed with 100 percent data center-grade, RAID 10-protected solid-state disks (SSDs); powerful Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, up to 120 Gigabytes of RAM; and 40 Gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to the host. Compared to existing Cloud Servers, Performance Cloud Servers offer:

  • 4x more total RAM
  • 2x more total CPU performance
  • 132x more total disk I/O (input/output)
  • 8.3x more total network bandwidth
  • 2.6x more total overall performance

APAC joins other key regions that are experiencing the benefit of Performance Cloud Servers: the US, the UK and Australia. Customers throughout APAC, including Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Greater China, can now innovate faster and enjoy a major performance boost thanks to Performance Cloud Servers.

No matter what type of workload you’re running — web hosting, ecommerce applications, NoSQL data stores like MongoDB or Cassandra — Performance Cloud Servers are the cornerstone of a true hybrid cloud environment. They help your business improve application response and scalability while leveraging a cloud environment that is the best fit for your business’ specific workloads.

Performance Cloud Servers fill a true need in the APAC region – the need for speed. Now, you can deliver services faster than before while also having a team of specialists on-hand to manage and operate you cloud so you can focus on doing what you do best: running your business.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Ajit Melarkode.

Ajit leads our Asia Pacific team and is based out of our regional headquarters in Hong Kong. He and his team are committed to making a huge difference to organisations and individuals in the region. They are backed by a belief in cloud computing’s capacity to transform whole industries and countries positively when used in an open and simple way – driven, of course, by Rackspace Fanatical Support.

Ajit joined early in 2013 and brings to Rackspace a passion for, and an impressive global career in technology – from fund management and equities analysis in the sector to dotcom start ups and multinationals, covering every stage in the technology business lifecycle and all aspects of the industry from IT consulting, ITO and BPO to Applications Development & Maintenance. He is an alum of the London School of Economics (LSE) and London Business School and has been a bit of a globetrotter having led teams and assignments in 10+ countries and across North America, Europe and Asia.

After sitting on the leadership teams of companies like EDS UK and iPSL, a JV amongst Unisys, Barclays, HSBC & Lloyds Banking Group, we were thrilled to welcome him to Rackspace to lead our Asia Pacific team – a role he’s already throwing every ounce of enthusiasm into – most notably by winning the ‘natural born Racker’ award at his induction!


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