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Rackspace picks Perkins as APAC product director

Cloud provider Rackspace Hosting has appointed Alan Perkins as its director of technology and product for the Asia Pacific regional.

"Alan is widely regarded as a visionary," said Mark Randall, Australian and New Zealand country manager at Rackspace.

"He comes with a huge reputation as a cloud pioneer, with over 20 years experience in systems analysis and design.

"At a time when cloud and hosting decisions are becoming increasingly important to business, it gives us tremendous confidence to know that we've got someone of Alan's diverse experience, leadership skills, and deep knowledge of technology on board."

Mr Perkins previously spent more than 10 years at software developer Altium, seven of them as CIO.

He was one of the top 20 people to watch in technology during 2012 according to The Australian, and in 2009 won an IDC Enterprise Innovation Award for cloud innovation.


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