An ambitious Southeast Asian cloud specialist has launched a new service based on Power Systems running AIX and Linux.
Singapore-headquartered ReadySpace is offering instances of AIX from $300 (U.S.) per month. To launch the service, the company is giving subscribers 50% off their first month.
In a statement released today, David Loke, ReadySpace CEO (pictured, above), said: “We are the first in Asia to offer a cloud Unix (AIX) service for customers looking for an easy way to tap on IBM Power Systems not just for disaster recovery, but also for production and staging purposes in a hybrid cloud environment.”
The announcement was backed by another Singaporean company, Parts Precision, a firm involved in the local chip fabrication industry as well as selling more general IT services. In particular, it offers a range of solutions from Vietnamese ERP company Hanelsoft.
Victor Lee, director of Parts Precision, said: “Our Hanelsoft ERP solution delivers the best performance running on IBM Power Systems compared to x86 servers. For customers seeking our Hanelsoft ERP solution, we can now partner with ReadySpace to offer a cloud-hosted option at similar performance, reliability and availability.”
As well as Singapore, Readyspace has offices in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and the U.S.
Last year, it bought a majority stake in Chinese telecoms service provider OGL Network in order to grab a stake the country’s exploding cloud market. It seems that it considers IBM server technology to be essential to these expansion plans.
Loke said: “IBM Power Systems offer built-in security that competing platforms are unable to match. Real-time data encryption, sophisticated application isolation, and compliance alerts and reporting ensure that data is safe, company and industry compliance standards are met, and costs are minimised.”