Alphawest has joined the beta program for VMware’s global vCloud.
The Optus subsidiary will run VMware’s vCloud Beta program as a pilot with a group of customers to deliver cloud-based infrastructure. The set-up will allow enterprises to provision and upload virtual machines into the Alphawest cloud via the Optus Evolve network.
Alphawest CEO, Rob Parcell, saw vCloud as part of the next stage of evolution for the ICT network.
“With our competencies in storage and virtualisation solutions, this is a logical area for us to invest,” he said.
“Though we’re not disclosing exact figures, we are investing a sizable amount in the technology – we want to be considered experts in this area, and believe the capabilities of it will last for the next three years.”
Alphawest’s trial customers will be in the enterprise space with 500+ seats, Parcell said.
The integrator’s Cisco Unified Computing competency will assist it in providing the scale and network performance required by these customers on the Optus Evolve network.
Alphawest was recently awarded Global Service Provider of the year from Cisco.