Pushing full steam ahead in the cloud services arena, EMC Australia has inked a collaboration deal with Ninefold to launch a local cloud-based storage service.
Built using EMC Atmos, the information storage and distribution platform solution is an ideal offering for service providers combining massive scalability with automated data placement, EMC A/NZ and South-East Asia president, David Webster, said in a statement.
Ninefold, backed by Macquarie Telecom, recently introduced its public cloud storage service allowing anybody with a credit card to set up a self-service account in minutes, and allowing customers to store vast amounts of data in the cloud.
“Many Australian organisations prefer to store their information on home soil instead of sending it offshore,” Ninefold managing director, Peter James, said. “Since launching the service, we have seen a sharp spike in new customer accounts, four times the previous daily average.”
According to both companies, this is currently the only home-grown Australia-based cloud storage service from a local company that targets local consumers and enterprises of all sizes who may be considering an outsource option for some of their storage needs onto a cloud-based hard drive infrastructure with the benefits of scalability, reliability and availability.
The EMC piece of the puzzle enables Ninefold to provide local businesses with a competitively priced Australian alternative to Amazon AWS S3, James said.
“Along with our virtual servers, it means Ninefold now provides the complete cloud computing package, with the added advantages of local support, fast speeds and billing in local currency,” he added.
Ninefold’s public cloud storage is currently in the public Beta phase.