ASX-listed services provider, ASG Group, has partnered with IBM and has chosen a range of systems and storage infrastructure to support its cloud services offering.
The agreement will enable ASG to provide a locally hosted private cloud that delivers managed business applications and services to its clients.
As part of the arrangement, IBM’s Power7 System will underpin ASG’s enterprise cloud solution.
It will also feature the IBM System x5 server, storage XIV portfolio, Power 770 systems, IBM Backup solutions, Brocade Switching and IBM Systems Director software
The technology will be implemented across ASG’s Sydney and Perth datacentres.
In a statement, ASG general manager, Steve Tull, said the agreement with IBM was critical to ASG’s strategic entry into the Australian cloud computing market.
“IBM has proved it can deliver a purpose-fit solution to support the particular needs of our enterprise customers within our cloud strategy, rather than the pre-packaged environments offered by other vendors,” Tull said.
“We feel ASG’s new cloud offering will be particularly attractive to Australian clients because of its strong IT service management foundation, its ability to be flexible in the face of changing needs and because it’s locally hosted.”
The systems will also provide infrastructure for ASG Group’s disaster recovery which links its Perth and Sydney data centres to enhance business resilience and quality of service to customers on both Australian seaboard.