Based on the vendor’s Oracle Solaris enterprise operating system, Solaris-as-a-Service is an infrastructure and platform cloud product.
AAPT is selling it as a “high-speed infrastructure and high-speed performance and mission-critical computing” offering.
Oracle’s credentials in cloud computing were bolstered by its purchase of Sun Microsystems in January 2010.
AAPT migrated its in-house IT services onto Sun systems in April this year which led to the development of Solaris-as-a-Service.
AAPT CEO, David Yuile, had flagged plans to launch a series of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products to complement the company’s telecommunications portfolio when he took over from Paul Broad in June.
“[We have] now established a highly-skilled internal infrastructure team and an agile virtual service delivery platform, allowing us to market external IT services to our customers,” David Yuile said.
“We are thrilled to be working with Oracle to offer Solaris-as-a-Service and to expand our business product suite.”
AAPT currently uses Google cloud services, including Gmail, for its internal operations. It also offers Google and IPScape cloud services to clients which are bundled with its telco products.
Telcos are becoming increasingly involved in the cloud computing market. In June, Telstra announced it was pouring $800 million over the next five years into its cloud business.
Optus has released a range of consumer cloud services and has teamed up with Google to offer cloud applications catered to SMBs.
AAPT deals exclusively with business clients after selling its consumer division to iiNet for $60 million in July 2010.