Hosting and cloud service provider Rackspace has appointed Alan Perkins as its director of technology and product for Asia-Pacific.
In this newly created role, the IT veteran will be spruiking Rackspace's open cloud standards model, designed to avoid vendor lock-in, on the back of growing cloud computing adoption in the region.
"This is an important time for the development of open cloud technology as Australian firms align to truly flexible computing models that will ensure they can perform with maximum agility in both the short and long term," Perkins said in a statement.
He will be based in Sydney, where the company recently set up its first Australian datacentre.
Perkins previously spent more than a decade with software developer Altium, and was the CIO there for seven years. He was a finalist for the IDC Asia-Pacific CIO of the Year award in 2009.
Perkins has 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," Rackspace Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Mark Randall said in a statement.