Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s Australian rival Ninefold has announced an identical scheme, also in partnership with Pollenizer and another incubator Starmate. While Rackspace’s offer had been introduced in the US much earlier as the Rackspace Startup Program (See: Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? ), it’s something new in Australia.
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NephoScale Offers Free Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage Starter Package Cloud Hosting Provider Launches Program for Hands-on Experience SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 18, 2011 – NephoScale is making it easier to get hands-on with its cloud infrastructure services with a Cloud Computing and Storage Starter Package that gives new users a free 256MB cloud server and up to 1GB of cloud storage for one year. The Starter Package can be used to run applications, launch new ones into the cloud, test existing ones in a cloud environment, and back up or host data files. It also serves as a
SGI Offers Free Cloud Computing in Japan In an attempt to provide relief to earthquake and tsunami stricken Japan, SGI is making available its SGI Cyclone Technical Computing Cloud services free of charge for up to ninety days, to customers in this island nation. With this initiative, the technical computing specialist is enabling businesses in Japan to gain immediate access to technical computing via SGI Cyclone. Customers who require immediate access to large-scale on-demand cloud compute resources can use Cyclone to transition their workloads and data to SGI Cyclone over the Internet. Those interested to know more about this offer