Menu
A/NZ cloud demand soars as Rackspace opens new Aussie data centre

A/NZ cloud demand soars as Rackspace opens new Aussie data centre

“Our new data centre is designed to give local customers optimal performance for their hosted data backup and failover requirements."

Cloud company Rackspace has announced the development of a new data centre and existing data hall expansion to serve growing demand from customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Continued growth in the A/NZ market has triggered an expansion in the current capacity and scope of services offered by its existing data centre investment, the new data centre site will open in Sydney this May.

In addition, Rackspace will secure a further data hall in their Sydney data centre, expected to open in late September.

Based at a separate Sydney colocation facility, the new Rackspace offering will deliver onshore options for redundancy, backup and reduced latency for Australian and New Zealand based customers.

The new environment also allows customers to set their own recovery point objective which delivers flexibility around when back up occurs, either immediately or a specified frequency.

“Our new data centre is designed to give local customers optimal performance for their hosted data backup and failover requirements,” says Angus Dorney, general manager and director, Rackspace A/NZ.

“The new A/NZ onshore premises will help Rackspace increase the depth of our local market offering and improve performance levels.”

Dorney says the facility hosts a suite of Rackspace Private Cloud offerings including those based on VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack technologies for mission critical applications capable of scaling to help meet the demands of customer workloads.

As Rackspace’s managed cloud footprint grows across the region, Dorney says the company will build out a further data hall in its Sydney Data Centre to help match customer demand.

This additional expansion, opening late September, allows Rackspace to provide additional capacity for customers to meet their growing demands for managed cloud services.

“Rackspace opened its Sydney Data Centre in 2013 and since then we have grown the size of the Australia office and increased our customer count in the region,” Dorney adds.

“We recognise the importance of the A/NZ market; the increase in capacity for our flagship Australian data centre and the opening of our new facility supports our desire to continue to expand in this region.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Cloudrackspace

Featured

Slideshows

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

New Zealanders kick-started EDGE 2018 with a bout of Super Rugby before a dedicated New Zealand session, in front of more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors on Hamilton Island.​

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session
EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018 kicked off with a dedicated New Zealand track, highlighting the key customer priorities across the local market, in association with Dell EMC. Delivered through EDGE Research - leveraging Kiwi data through Tech Research Asia - more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors combined during an interactive session to assess the changing spending patterns of the end-user and the subsequent impact to the channel.

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research
Show Comments