Cisco Cloud Services is now open for business and will be exclusively available through Telstra for the next 18 months.
Telstra executive director, Cloud, Erez Yarkoni, said the general launch of the OpenStack based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering was the next step towards providing "ultimate" choice for customers when choosing a Cloud environment.
"This is a world first that will enable our customers to launch applications faster; scale automatically; and run web-scale applications – such as big data analytics, or mobile and social apps," he said.
"Our differentiator in Cloud has always been a combination of both the strength of our solutions, the choice and flexibility of our technology and our service delivery capability."
He said the general availability of Cisco Cloud Services meant Telstra could do more to help customers build, control and manage their evolving business environments.
"Cisco Cloud Services will be delivered from our datacentres and integrate into our Next IP network, ensuring simplicity, performance and security for our customers," he said.
"As the platform advances we will be able to rapidly deploy a range of Cloud services, Cisco applications and key global locations to provide greater value to our customers and partners.
Yarkoni said it was just the next step on the company's Cloud journey.
"Partnering with Microsoft, VMware as well as opening the doors to Clayton (datacentre) and the commitment to building Government Cloud have kept us all motivated and hungry to only propel our cloud offerings even further in 2015," he said.
"We’re certainly already excited about the next few months and we look forward to sharing more developments as the new year progresses."