The pent-up demand for cloud computing in Japan seems to have grown almost exponentially in recent months. We have been working with Japanese customers and partners for years and now that a public cloud is available (the new EC2 Tokyo region) we are ready for the floodgates to open! We've formed a RightScale subsidiary in Japan with local employees which we officially announced today, and we're also in the midst of localizing the dashboard as this screen shot below shows:
We're also working on localizing our support section, starting with the tutorials:
Over the past years we've seen RightScale spread globally in two stages: first, because RightScale is a web-based SaaS platform our user base spread globally and customers joined from all over the world to manage cloud resources which were initially only in the US. Then, as Amazon introduced EC2 regions around the world, RightScale users started to manage cloud infrastructure across the globe from anywhere in the world - really unprecedented. This trend is now accelerating with new providers gearing up to provide differentiated cloud offerings that we will be supporting. We've certainly seen a lot of interest in that direction in Japan and in Asia in general.
If you're interested in the details of our Japanese offerings, please contact Yosuke Shindo via email@example.com. He will also demo the localized version of the RightScale dashboard at the RightScale seminar that is scheduled in Tokyo on March 8. The seminar will be followed by the RightScale Japan (RightScale KK) Launch Party.