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Tecala to boost cloud service offerings

Tecala to boost cloud service offerings

Sydney-based solutions provider is looking to expand into infrastructure, backup and recovery -as-a-service

Sydney-based ICT consulting and solutions provider, Tecala, is expanding its capabilities and staff numbers.

The company dabbles in supplying infrastructure solutions and managed services including business continuity, security, unified communications, virtualisation, service desk and ICT monitoring.

Tecala director of marketing and sales, Pieter DeGunst, said it had moved into providing cloud offerings this year and it would consider expanding the portfolio.

“Our core services mainly translate to infrastructure challenges that an organisation may have,” DeGunst said. “It’s the same market space for us, but just adapting to new technologies as they become available.”

The company is looking to expand into providing Infrastructure, Backup and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service.

“Those are the three that we want to invest in this year and take to market,” he said. “Particularly backup and disaster recovery, there are a lot of opportunities there and we’ve had a lot of good feedback on it from customers.”

Tecala hosts customer data out of the Equinix datacentre, and would like to acquire more datacentre space.

“We’re still shopping around. It’s a changing market place and we need to make sure that we’ve got the scale right for customer growth and all these things taken care of,” he said.

It mainly targets SMEs, enterprise and government.

Tecala partners with Microsoft, VMware, EMC, IBM, Citrix and Interactive Intelligence. Some of its customers include Cuscal, Tyrrells Wines, Esprit and Alcatel Lucent.

“There’s a lot of hype around cloud computing, but there is validity in it as well and we’re doing some consulting around cloud computing,”

DeGunst said it was looking at hiring five extra staff this year.

“We’ve got multiple recruitment companies that we’re working with, but to find the good stars that we want is really challenging,” he said. “A lot of our growth has been through referral and word of mouth.”


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