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Telstra to offer SoftLayer cloud access to Australian customers

Telstra and IBM have announced a partnership that will see the Australian telco offer access to SoftLayer cloud infrastructure to customers in Australia.

Telstra said that with the recent opening of IBM cloud datacentres in Melbourne and Sydney, the company will be able to expand its presence in the local cloud market by offering Australian businesses more choice in locally available cloud infrastructure services.

As part of the deal the telco’s customers will have access to the full-range of SoftLayer infrastructure services including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services and networking.

Erez Yarkoni, who serves as both chief information officer and executive director of cloud at Telstra said:

“Telstra customers will be able to access IBM’s hourly and monthly compute services on the SoftLayer platform, a network of virtual data centres and global points-of-presence (PoPs), all of which are increasingly important as enterprises look to run their applications on the cloud.”

“Telstra customers can connect to IBM’s services via the internet or with a simple extension of their private network. By adding the Telstra Cloud Direct Connect offering, they can also access IP VPN connectivity, giving them a smooth experience between our Next IP network and their choice of global cloud platforms,” Yarkoni said.

Mark Brewer, general manager, IBM Global Technology Services Australia and New Zealand said:

“Australian businesses have quickly realised the benefits of moving to a flexible cloud model to accommodate the rapidly changing needs of business today. IBM Cloud provides Telstra customers with unmatched choice and freedom of where to run their workloads, with proven levels security and high performance.”

Telstra already partners with Cisco on cloud infrastructure and is a flagship member of the networking giant’s Intercloud programme, but the company hailed its partnership with IBM as a key milestone in its cloud strategy, and may help bolster its appeal to business customers in the region.

Source: Business Cloud News

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Capgemini opens SMAC innovation lab in Melbourne #cloudasia

Outsourcing and systems integration firm Capgemini has opened a digital innovation lab in Melbourne, Australia focused on developing innovations in and helping clients implement social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies. The move comes as IBM and SAP bolster operations in what seems to be emerging as a key tech hub in the region.

Capgemini, which already has a strong presence in Australia with over 2,000 employees, said the multi-million dollar SMAC lab will be co-located with its new Global Delivery Centre, and will innovate around, and offer offer support to existing and potential customers implementing, social media, mobile, analytics and cloud computing technologies in their businesses.

“Melbourne has one of the largest research and development clusters in the southern hemisphere and spends more than any other Australian city,” said Deepak Nangia, chief executive officer for Capgemini Australia and New Zealand.

“Simply put, Melbourne is a prime place for investment – it has the ICT skills, infrastructure and capabilities we needed to open our SMAC lab. Today’s announcement reinforces our ongoing commitment to the local ICT market and building tomorrow’s talent.”

The move comes as other enterprise IT incumbents look to make a splash in the booming Australian cloud services market.

SAP this week opened a new $60m Innovation Centre and a Mission Control Centre in Melbourne, which will focus on helping organisations move to cloud deployment models and provide service support to local businesses and customers.

IBM also bolstered its Australian operations as of late, announcing this week that the company is building out a SoftLayer datacentre in Melbourne, which is scheduled to go live next month and offer the full portfolio of SoftLayer cloud services to customers in Australia and New Zealand.

According to Gartner, Australia is looking set to become one of the highest growth markets for cloud services in the Asia Pacific region. The research and analysis firm predicts spending on cloud services will grow at 23.08 per cent annually to reach $5.2bn in 2016, up from $3.2bn last year.

Source: Buissness Cloud News

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China Entercom and STNC to set up cloud datacentre in Shanghai #cloudasia

bcnChina Entercom, a subsidiary of ICT solutions provider CITIC Telecom International CPC ltd announced a partnership with the Shanghai Science & Technology Network Communications Corporation (STNC) this week that will see the firms jointly set up a cloud computing datacentre in Baoshan, Shanghai.

The datacentre, which is expected to launch in October this year, will be built to Tier III standards and cover a total area of 14,000 m2. According to the agreement, the first phase of the datacentre’s construction will cover around 1,000 square meters and provide approximately 500 standard racks.

The partnership will see STNC, which operates a metropolitan carrier-neutral network in Shanghai and a range of datacentres in the region, take over infrastructure and hardware support as well as operational maintenance. China Entercom will act as the ICT solutions provider for business partners, selling software hosted on the cloud platform as well as consulting services.

“The cloud computing solutions, including the SmartCLOUD one-stop integrated suite of cloud capabilities, of China Entercom and its parent company CITIC Telecom CPC, together with the strong infrastructure of STNC will boost STNC’s competitiveness in the cloud computing datacentre market,” said Yucheng Deng, president of STNC.

“Leveraging Shanghai’s extensive distribution capability, we can create a new landscape in the cloud computing market,” he added.

Stephen Ho, chief executive officer of CITIC Telecom CPC said the move is the first step in a series of initiatives aimed at bolstering the company’s ICT services in a number of major cities across China’s mainland. Beijing and Guangzhou are the next targets for China Entercom’s cloud-based offerings, Ho said.

“STNC’s operational experience in datacentre infrastructure brings reliable operational support for our datacentre in Baoshan,” he said.

“Both of us are confident about this collaboration and hope to extend our partnership to build new datacentres in the near future.”

The move will also help the local firms compete against other local service providers, in addition to a number of large IT incumbents currently targeting mainland China in order to fuel the expansion of their cloud services within the high-growth region. Earlier this month for instance IBM opened a cloud and mainframe competency centre in Beijing, just days after announcing the impending launch of the SoftLayer cloud platform in Hong Kong

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