SYDNEY, Australia-August 2,
2011- Trusted Cloud (formerly IntraPower), an ASX-listed
high-availability ICT specialist, has chosen NetApp and the FlexPod
Modular Data Centre Solution as the platform on which to grow its
trusted cloud solution.
The FlexPod modular data centre solution was
created through the ongoing collaboration between NetApp, Cisco and
VMware, and provides customers with a pre-sized, validated,
standardised and scalable data centre architecture design. Trusted
Cloud was the first company in Australia, and one of the first in
the world, to purchase and fully implement FlexPod.
Trusted Cloud delivers virtual desktops to
enterprise-level customers across a range of industries,
domestically and internationally. The company is using NetApp
storage and FlexPod to expand its trusted cloud solution to
customers and to offer secure, multi-tenanted IT-as-a-Service that
can be white-labelled by partners who can then leverage Trusted
Cloud's leading edge experience, IP, services and infrastructure to
leap frog into the cloud computing market.
Greg Kennish, CEO of Trusted Cloud, said, "We
are building the equivalent of a power station for secure and
reliable IT-as-a-Service. When we've completed the implementation,
partners will be able to white label our cloud offerings to suit
their specific customer requirements.
"To be able to offer our partners and
customers a robust, secure and flexible solution, we needed an
efficient, agile data centre foundation. We looked at everything
available in the market and the FlexPod was the only option that
was fully certified, and which offered us the functionality and
scalability we needed to expand our offering out to 30,000 virtual
desktops. In conjunction with the intelligent NetApp storage
solution which is already saving us more than 50 percent of our
storage space, we are in a strong position to expand our business
and our services to new vertical industries and international
By working with NetApp and using FlexPod,
Trusted Cloud and its customers benefit in three areas:
- Via a secure, multi-tenanted solution on one platform, allowing
economies of scale and the benefits of IT-as-a-Service
- Greater efficiency and cost effectiveness due to shared
- Flexibility and scalability to enable new partners to build out
leading edge, robust infrastructure, by leveraging Trusted Cloud's
Greg Kennish said, "It was critical that we
engaged with a vendor who understood our strategy and our
objectives with this project. From the start, NetApp understood
that our ultimate goal was to provide the best end-user experience,
because that is also one of their key values."
Peter O'Connor, Vice President,
NetApp A/NZ and ASEAN, said, "Trusted Cloud is an
excellent example of the power of the FlexPod solution and of the
demand for a best of breed technology model in the Australian
market. The fact that Trusted Cloud is white labeling its offering
for partners reflects the state of the Australian IT department,
wanting a tailored, flexible solution, but needing to demonstrate
cost efficiency and return on investment to the business.
"Businesses like Trusted Cloud which are
built on strong foundations such as FlexPod and NetApp storage are
working with technology that will scale and change with the needs
of their business, making them future ready."
About Trusted Cloud (formerly
Trusted Cloud is a public company listed on the Australian Stock
Exchange (ASX:IPX) and the leader in the provision of high
availability On-Demand Information, Communication, Technology &
Telecommunications (ICT & T) services to commercial and
government organisations in Australia. Trusted Cloud's speciality
is ensuring that IT never distracts its clients from focusing on
their core business.
Trusted Cloud delivers unified IT, Voice,
Data Communications and Infrastructure as a service. The
organisation services over 2,000 customers nationwide from its
offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and through a national
network of professional Partners. Learn more at: www.trustedcloud.com.au
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