Telstra has unveiled its new cloud services portal for ordering of virtual servers.
This is part of the $800 million the telco committed to its cloud computing business in June.
According Telstra, the online ordering tool is suitable for small and big businesses and will be marketed to both segments. But the company is keen on driving cloud adoption in the lucrative SMB space.
Telstra’s cloud service can provide off-premise virtual servers hosted in the telco’s datacentres. Businesses can self-serve when it comes to purchasing and managing the virtual servers, which can be Windows or Linux-based.
“Telstra’s multi-million dollar investment in cloud services is money businesses themselves don’t need to invest upfront on IT, so they can put it to good use elsewhere to help them grow,” Telstra business group managing director, Will Irving, said in a statement. “Because it provides computing resources on demand, businesses no longer need to own a physical server and can just rent space as they require it.
The telco saw the pricing of its cloud services, which come in five packages ranging from $200 to $4000 a month, as an attractive sellpoint for businesses of all sizes.
Customers can access the cloud service portal through cloud.telstra.com