SaaS provider sees value in going local for cloud

The decision by Amazon Web Services to set up shop in Australia in 2012, starting up a new region for its cloud computing service hosted out of Sydney, shook up the Australian market. In the first half of 2013, Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing service made its Australian debut, rolling out a local region. US hosting provider Rackspace has had a local presence since 2012, delivering OpenStack-powered cloud services to local customers.

But despite this, there’s still space for locally headquartered cloud providers according to David Perks, the managing director of Within Reach.

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