Rackspace has commenced offering its elastic cloud products in Australia. The company splashed down down under last year, offering only traditional hosting from the Digital Realty bit barn its rented in western suburbs of Sydney. The cloud contender has now switched on its full array of Open-Stack-powered elastic cloud goodness …
Higher costs in Australia
Shipping costs for clouds are high, and transporting them around such a vast country also adds to the price. Just ask Apple. I don't know about the elastic though.
Rackspace Australia also supports Cloud Databases (similar to AWS RDS), their site does a pretty bad job of making the prices easy to find, so we made a price cheat sheet:
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