Rackspace Hosting has redesigned its public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers which will be available in Hong Kong, the hybrid cloud provider announced today.

Rackspace is also the founder of OpenStack, the open-source operating system for the cloud.

According to the company's media statement, this new offering creates a powerful hosting platform for a variety of workloads, ranging from web hosting, eCommerce applications to larger scale NoSQL data stores like MongoDB and Cassandra.

The offering will be available to customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region including Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Greater China, the company said in its statement.

"As a premium international carrier, and the home airline of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific selected Rackspace for its extensive cloud expertise and ability to provide scalable flexibility across our marketing websites and Facebook presence," said Catherine Hornby, Cathay Pacific Digital Retail Manager. "Scalability is important for Cathay Pacific as our marketing needs change throughout the course of the year, which is just one of the reasons why the Rackspace cloud-based solution fits our needs perfectly."

"With companies in Hong Kong and throughout the Asia-Pacific region in need of faster network capabilities to improve connectivity and application performance, we have launched Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers to help meet our customers' needs," said Ajit Melarkode, Managing Director for Rackspace Asia Pacific. "Now, with Performance Cloud Servers as part of our Hong Kong managed and hybrid cloud portfolio, companies can deliver services faster than ever before while at the same time, have a team of specialists to manage and operate all of the hosted infrastructure activities required to be successful on the cloud. In turn, this allows companies to focus on managing their business, without worrying about the performance of their IT systems."

Powerful performance

The Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers are designed with 100 percent data center-grade, RAID 10-protected solid-state disks (SSDs), powerful Intel Xeon E5 processors, up to 120 Gigabytes of RAM, and 40 Gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to the host. These servers deliver more total performance over existing Cloud Servers as follows:

4x more total RAM

2x more total CPU performance

132x more total disk I/O (input/output)

8.3x more total network bandwidth

2.6x more total overall performance