Optus Business and Alphawest serve up ‘Your IT as a Service’

New on-premise cloud service based on Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud platform

Optus Business and Alphawest have released a new on-premise Cloud solution for businesses to deliver IT as a service and simplify the deployment and management of IT products and services across their organisation.

The private Cloud solution hosting data on-premise, ‘Your IT as a Service’, features a centralised catalogue of virtualised IT products and services – including servers, storage, networking and security applications, from a single Web portal.

It extends the Optus Business and Alphawest suite of Cloud solutions by offering customers a choice between on-premise and off-premise Cloud services such as Optus Elevate, which is hosted in Optus’ datacentre.

It is built on the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud platform using NetApp and Cisco FlexPod virtual storage, network and compute, VMware virtualisation and CommVault data management technologies.

The solution allows customers to ‘automate’ their IT architecture as a service, aiming to reduce deployment time considerably.

According to Alphawest CEO, Ian Smith, it enables IT managers to have a single view of technology requirements across their organisation, helps businesses to scale infrastructure based on demand and provides greater visibility of costs.

“This is the first of many offerings to enable the delivery of IT as a service and is a great example of how Optus Business and Alphawest combine their strengths to deliver ICT solutions to customers,” he said.

The service is offered in three tiers depending on the size of the organisation.

“We have since enhanced the solution, adding automation technology, on-premise spare capacity and greater scalability, to bring ‘Your IT as a Service’ to market for customers,” Smith added.

‘Your IT as Service’ will be implemented on-premise through Alphawest’s Data Centre Practice, and will be available to both Optus Business and Alphawest customers from May. The announcement follows the implementation of a private Cloud solution for Mantra Group in 2011.

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Ian

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This model is not new at all and just shows how slow

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