Rackspace to open new data center in Sydney

Rackspace will open a new data center and expand existing data center in Sydney to serve customers in Australia and New Zealand.

The new data centre site will open in Sydney in May. Rackspace will add a data hall in its Sydney data centre in September.

The new Rackspace data center in Sydney will offer onshore options for redundancy, backup and reduced latency for Australian and New Zealand based customers. Rackspace customers can set their own recovery point objective which delivers flexibility when backup occurs, either immediately or a specified frequency.

Rackspace Private Cloud offerings are based on VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack technologies, among others.


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

SocietyOne, peer-to-peer lending fin-tech business in Australia, will be one of the first Rackspace customers.

“Rackspace’s managed service model gives us the service levels we need without the overheads. For our customers, who include banks and financial institutions, Rackspace’s data centre supports our disaster recovery planning and provides geo-redundancy that is essential to operating a professional business like SocietyOne,” said Greg Symons, co-founder of SocietyOne.

Rackspace will build a data hall in its Sydney Data Centre to match customer demand for managed cloud services. This center was opened in 2013.

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