SureBridge expands Queensland presence

SureBridge expands Queensland presence

The managed service provider has also landed a storage infrastructure deal with the Queensland Brain Institute

Queensland-based managed service provider, SureBridge IT, is expanding its headcount and premises after experiencing positive growth in the market.

SureBridge solutions specialist, Val Chistiakoff, said the company had recently won lots of storage and server deals, and was increasing its size dramatically.

“We’ve been growing through the GFC,” Chistiakoff said. “We’ve just hired some engineers and infrastructure staff; we’re predominantly focused on engineering rather than selling boxes.”

“We’re a company that started small and in the Queensland market you build business through relationships.”

Some of the managed service provider’s top vendor partners include Hitachi Data Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Symantec, Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and Apple.

Chistiakoff claimed it was the only Queensland-based Apple partner that supplies a full set of engineers to provide Apple infrastructure work.

“We’re also growing our IBM business,” he said.

SureBridge recently landed a deal with its vendor partner Hitachi Data Systems, to deploy a new storage infrastructure for the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI).

Under the deal, SureBridge will deploy a Hitachi AMS 2500 storage system, to enable QBI staff to store, retrieve and archive its research data and other business applications. QBI claims it was experiencing data growth of up to 5TB a day.

Part of the implementation also involved Sun servers and flash technology to help achieve QBI’s requirements, he said. The deal had taken about seven months to complete, which included two months of benchmark testing.

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