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Dual Drivers: Sheng Yeo and Alex Sharp, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winners

If 2011 proves to be the year in which cloud computing transformed from a growing techie trend into an integral component of our wired lifestyles, Sheng Yeo and Alex Sharp will have had much to do with it. The two UTS mates co-founded Orion Virtualisation Solutions (aka OrionVM) in 2010 with a straightforward goal in mind: build the fastest cloud storage platform in Australia. Today, OrionVM competes among the fastest in the world.

Sheng Yeo, 2010 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Yeo's startup OrionVM sells computing infrastructure as a service through the Internet -- the cloud. The result? Here's Yeo's assessment: "We have spent $30,000 to $40,000 building up a system that others spend hundreds of thousands on. Australian companies using an Australian platform don't have to deal with the 250-millisecond delay from hosting content in the United States." Hey, that's a computing eternity.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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