Global Cloud Server Elastichosts has established its first Asia Pacific point-of-presence in Hong Kong IBX data centre to offer cloud services, announced Equinix today.

Equinix connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world's most networked data centres.

Equinix announced that Elastichosts has been deployed in Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centre in Hong Kong, enabling the company to provide its easy-to-use, pay-as-you-go Cloud Servers to businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Elastichosts is leveraging Equinix's network density and rich cloud ecosystem to grow its business in Hong Kong, as well as in neighbouring countries such as Taiwan, China, Singapore, and the rest of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), Equinix said in a statement.

Elastichosts' target customers include small-to-medium retail businesses such as Web application developers and startups, as well as systems integrators and mid-to-large resellers of cloud products.

"Deploying with Equinix in Hong Kong brings us immediate benefits as we enter the Asia-Pacific market," said Richard Davies, CEO, Elastichosts. "We are in close proximity to hundreds of networks and through these networks, closer to our customers. Its rich ecosystem gives us the confidence that we can gain access to a broad pool of potential customers and partners to grow our revenue, while its global footprint ensures we can achieve rapid deployment and scalability as we expand our presence across Asia-Pacific."

"Hong Kong is a key cloud hub in Asia-Pacific and the city is experiencing some of the biggest growth and demand in the region," said Eric Hui, director of Cloud, IT and Enterprise, Equinix Asia-Pacific. "With our high performance, secure and network-dense data centre in Hong Kong, Elastichosts can take full advantage of the business opportunities in this market. We look forward to further supporting Elastichosts in its expansions in Asia Pacific in the near future."