AAPT Works with NetApp to Expand its Cloud Storage Offering

AAPT’s customers benefit from decade long relationship with NetApp to access secure, flexible and efficient cloud services

SYDNEY, Australia By extending its relationship with NetApp, AAPT is now able to offer its customers access to high-speed, cloud based services underpinned by the AAPT carrier-grade network and built on NetApp’s agile data infrastructure.

As the transformative power of cloud computing gathers pace amongst Australian businesses, AAPT’s ability to expand its cloud portfolio secures its position as an ISP of choice. With AAPT’s focus on corporate and wholesale markets, its customers can now access cloud-based services that deliver lower costs, greater flexibility and higher service levels than on-premise IT.

As Australia’s third largest telecommunications infrastructure provider, AAPT leverages its network to deliver solutions that are amongst the most cutting-edge in the industry. AAPT has used NetApp for its own storage needs for over 10 years, and this is the first time its customers will be able to access AAPT’s NetApp agile data infrastructure to access secure scalable cloud storage.

"Our customers are looking to gain the benefits of cloud computing and our decade long relationship with NetApp will help them realise several efficiencies, regardless of the deployment model they choose, be it Virtual Private or Private,” said Mr David Yuile, CEO, AAPT.

AAPT expects many of the initial customers for this service will be organisations wanting to supplement their existing NetApp storage with an off-site, easily scalable solution. AAPT’s cloud services built on NetApp will allow them to seamlessly integrate this with their existing data infrastructure. Customers will also be able to access the security and disaster recovery benefits of NetApp’s products and the security features of AAPT’s network, at any scale.

Simon Green, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp Asia Pacific said, "For years, AAPT has built its own private infrastructure on our flexible and efficient storage, and data management technologies. Now, AAPT is able to use these same NetApp agile data infrastructure technologies to form the backbone of a new set of secure, highly-available cloud services, which will drive lower IT costs for its customers and propel the next-generation of agile businesses."

About NetApp
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About AAPT
AAPT is one of Australia's leading telecommunications infrastructure companies, offering data, cloud and Internet services for business, government and wholesale customers, via its extensive national network.  AAPT is 100% owned by Telecom New Zealand (TEL).  AAPT is one of only three Australian telecommunications companies to own and operate a national voice and data network and it has one of Australia’s most extensive and highest-quality IP networks. AAPT is a business telecommunications infrastructure company that strives to deliver extreme performance across every level of the organization. Its dedicated focus is on creating partnerships with its business customers unmatched by its competitors. For more information, visit www.aapt.com.au.

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