‘Why spend US$15K to test when you can do it for US$5′ – Rackspace

Cloud computing can be called a boon for young startups. But it is essential to understand what a cloud can do for them, how to make the most effective use of it, and which model is best suited for their needs. Alan Perkins, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace Asia Pacific, decodes cloud for entrepreneurs. Here he talks about how cloud can help startups, the hybrid model, adoption in e-commerce, trends in the space, and the imperative challenge of security. Excerpts from the interview:


6 Key considerations for planning your move to the cloud

The cloud technology industry in India is experiencing a significant growth period. A Gartner report suggests that around USD 3.9 billion will be spent on cloud services in India from 2013 through 2017, of which USD 1.7 billion will be spent on SaaS. While SaaS dominates as the largest cloud growth segment, the concurrent high growth rates of supporting IaaS and PaaS technology layers make them important markets to watch. Companies, big and small, understand the importance of adopting cloud technology, but quite often are not armed with the requisite knowledge to make informed decisions.


Rackspace launches cloud revamp in Australia

US hybrid cloud provider, Rackspace, has announced it will launch its revamped public cloud service in Australia later this month, with its updated Australian servers set to offer local customers a ‘cloud-bursting’ service, according to the company’s chief technology officer (CTO) for Asia, Alan Perkins. Perkins, who spoke at the CeBIT business technology conference in Sydney this week, said that the new service and local infrastructure would enable Australian customers to change the way they use their cloud services.


Demystifying Cloud Computing – Rackspace

April 7 (Bloomberg) –- Rackspace Managing Director, Asia Pacific Ajit Melarkode and Accenture Managing Director and Technology Strategy Lead, APAC Jouni Hakanen discuss cloud computing, what its used for and why its so important to businesses with Mia Saini on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg)