Sydney-based public Cloud computing company, Ninefold, has opened its first North American Availability Zone with the launch of operations in San Jose, California.
According to Ninefold co-founder and chairman, Peter James, the company signalled its intent to move into North America "some months ago" with the obvious goal of growing its customer base.
"We have followed our customers to the US," he said. "It's a global world and many of our customers require faster latency to the US market."
Ninefold said it intends to open further North American zones with its own infrastructure optimised for performance in Australia and the US.
To support the move, Ninefold has invested in new technical infrastructure, promising to make it easier for developers requiring utility-based computing to create servers, get their innovations to market faster and scale quickly. The new technology is accompanied by global load balancing and traffic management to ensure smooth and scalable cross-border response times.
"While the market is moving rapidly to high performance Cloud computing models, our research indicates that prospective customers wish to combine this performance with self-service computing which is easy to use," James said.
The price is right
In addition to the global expansion, Ninefold is reducing competitive price reductions across its entire portfolio, and promises to maintain its pricing transparency.
"As Ninefold continues to grow in size, we are able to achieve ongoing economies of scale and are pleased to pass on these efficiencies to our customers in the form of globally competitive pricing."
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