Brennan IT has selected Equinix as its newest strategic data centre partner to expand its data centre services.
The move forms a part of Brennan IT’s ongoing expansion of its cloud infrastructure and services platform.
According to Brennan IT marketing manager, Robin Marchant, the deal came about following the company seeing its Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service revenue grow by over 100 per cent for the last financial year.
“We’re predicting a similar rate of growth moving forward,” he said, “and it’s from this activity that we can see that you have to be in a very proactive position to help facilitate that growth from our customers.”
As Brennan IT targets the mid-market across Australia, the company has foreseen that there will be certain growth areas with the business.
“Not only from our internal, existing customers, but certainly new customers moving forward,” Marchant said.
The choice of Equinix over other data centre providers was attributed to them being best positioned to “facilitate the growth that [Brennan IT has] envisioned.”
“We looked further down the track and saw room for growth in regards to looking at other areas such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia,” Marchant said.
“At the same time, we really wanted to work with a leading provider in the marketplace that has the highest uptime, consistent stability, redundancy and performance.”
Marchant sees growth in this area of the business “happening very quickly,” and Equinix’s physical and network security was ultimately a strong deciding factor.
With the Equinix deal, Bennan IT expects that customers “across the board” will benefit from the move.
While Marchant was not able to single out which particular customer in what industry would benefit the most, he does see the security aspect being attractive to a segment of its customer base.
“Making sure that data is managed securely is something that we see customers coming up a lot with,” he said.
“If customers are worried about security, we have that covered from the three data centres that we now offer across Australia.”