The Rackspace Cloud Has Arrived In Hong Kong

The Rackspace Cloud is now available in our new Hong Kong (HKG) region. This marks our third new region in 2013, including Sydney, which launched in June and Northern Virginia, which came online in August. The launch of Hong Kong brings our total global region count to six:  Dallas, Chicago, Northern Virginia, London, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Our entire cloud suite of regional services is available in HKG, including Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Networks, Cloud Load Balancers, Cloud Databases and Cloud Backup. As with all regions, you can leverage Cloud DNS and Cloud Monitoring with your Hong Kong deployment, and RackConnect is available for customers who want to deploy a hybrid configuration of both cloud and dedicated. Pricing for the Hong Kong region can be found here.

Our cloud is powered by OpenStack, the world’s leading open source cloud operating system, and we are thrilled to make this region available just before the next OpenStack Summit, which will be held in Hong Kong on November 5 through November 8. This summit will be the largest ever and is expected to draw up to 5,000 people.

The open cloud continues to expand and we hope this new region enhances your ability to create awesome things with it.

Erik joined Rackspace in 2008 as Chief Architect helping to launch and grow Cloud Servers as well as integrate and optimize multiple services across the Rackspace Cloud portfolio. Erik has been involved in OpenStack since its inception and helped launch the Quantum network service. Erik currently serves as Director of Product Strategy for the Cloud Infrastructure Product Line, which includes all base cloud building block services (Cloud Servers, Cloud Networks, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Files, Cloud Load Balancers and RackConnect). Prior to joining Rackspace, Erik was Chief Infrastructure Architect for SRA International, where he helped architect solutions for large, complex enterprise and government clients. Erik is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science.


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