Rackspace To Open Australian Data Center

Rackspace is close to launching its first Australian data center in Sydney, a multimillion-dollar investment. First customers are expected to go live in late 2012.

Rackspace will be able to offer local dedicated hosting and managed virtualization solutions to larger IT contracts looking to deploy enterprise-grade private cloud solutions based on VMWare that want to keep their data onshore.

The facility is also supposed to serve as a launch pad for Rackspace’s own OpenStack-based Open Cloud platform, when it launches into the local market.

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