Press Release

Crayon APAC Channel Division Expands Cloud Portfolio with Addition of Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage

rhipe portfolio responds to increased market demand for scalable, predictable and cost-efficient cloud storage solutions

July 27, 2023

rhipe portfolio responds to increased market demand for scalable, predictable and cost-efficient cloud storage solutions

(Asia Pacific) — Crayon, a global leader in IT services and innovation, has confirmed a new regional distribution agreement between its Asia Pacific channel organisation, rhipe, and cloud storage provider Wasabi Technologies. The availability of Wasabi cloud storage addresses the growing demand in APAC for predictable and affordable solutions as cloud storage costs rise.

The deal will see Wasabi’s hot cloud storage solutions added to rhipe’s cloud platforms portfolio, and immediately available for transacting on the rhipe PRISM platform. It adds a hyper-competitive offering to rhipe’s portfolio that delivers millisecond access to cloud stored data, without complex tiered pricing models and onerous fee structures.

“Providing our partners with solutions that optimise budget allocations is core to our channel strategy, and Wasabi delivers benefits needed to maximise the value and return on cloud investments,” said Warren Nolan, SVP of Channel and Strategy at Crayon APAC. “This agreement provides partners with a top-notch cloud storage service for their customers at an extremely competitive price point. Wasabi’s technology is a strong addition to the solution mix required for cost optimised data management in cloud environments, including hybrid and multi-cloud. We’re excited to have Wasabi onboard.”

The distribution agreement between rhipe and Wasabi is a timely response to increased demand for cost-effective data storage, and will bolster Wasabi’s expansion plans for the region, according to Craig Stockdale, Managing Director Channels – Australia & NZ, Wasabi Technologies.

“Data growth has now reached unprecedented levels and storage and backup costs are front of mind for customers in Australia and across the region,” said Stockdale. “Wasabi provides simple pricing structures for cloud storage that is fast, secure, and scalable, and eliminates the egress and API request fees charged by other vendors. Our agreement with rhipe ensures channel partners will benefit from our differentiated solutions and it’s a great step forward for Wasabi’s evolution across ANZ and APAC.”

Licensing agreements for Wasabi will provide rhipe’s channel partners with access to a diverse range of services, including CloudNAS and Wasabi Surveillance Cloud.

This post was originally published on Crayon.

For more information contact:


Ana Pedraza
APAC Communications Director
Ph: +65 82514136


Fleishman Hillard for Wasabi

About Crayon

Crayon is a customer-centric innovation and IT services company with over 3,700 team members across 46 countries. We optimize businesses’ IT estate to help them innovate with expertise they can trust. Our services create value for companies to thrive today, and scale for tomorrow. For more information, visit

About Wasabi Technologies

Wasabi provides simple and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data with no complex tiers or egress or API fees, delivering predictable costs that save money and industry leading security and performance businesses can count on. Trusted by customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston. Wasabi is a Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox, and the Official Cloud Storage Partner of Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Bruins. 

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