IT infrastructure services provider, Thomas Duryea (TD), has invested more than $2 million to build-out its Cloud platform on the latest software.
Its Cloud services, which focus on disaster recovery-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service and backup-as-a-service, are based on the latest technology from EMC, VMware, Cisco, and Zerto.
The investment also focuses on three customer-oriented features including performance where the whole infrastructure is built on tier-1 technology; direct connect allowing multiple direct network connections with low latency and high bandwidth links; and complete IT integration expertise supported by a team of IT architects and engineers.
Thomas Duryea CEO, Andrew Thomas, said the investment completed its ambition to build a state-of-the-art platform, bolstering its Cloud services offering.
“With a deep heritage in data centre solutions we are poised to assist organisations, of any size, transition to a hybrid cloud model,” he said.
“When customers start leveraging the power of the hybrid cloud, they quickly realise that it’s the best of both worlds. They can achieve higher levels of cross-site resiliency, increase the ROI on existing investments, make use of the public Cloud, and, still enjoy the cost savings that a fully hosted solution provides.
“The mid market has been especially under-serviced when it comes to hybrid cloud, with many providers working under the assumption that they are more willing to move entire IT environments to the public Cloud.”
Thomas said the sweet spot for Cloud services was within 500 - 5000 seat organisations.
For the next three to five years, Thomas said organisations will invest in the hybrid model, outsourcing parts of their infrastructure that they don’t have the skills or resources to manage internally.
All services, including a support desk are based in Australia. Thomas said it has three points of presence in datacentres and plans to expand that to five to enhance its national reach.
“The demand is so strong that in just two months of our new generation cloud architecture being commercially available we have thirty clients transitioned to the platform and cemented our position as a leader in the space,” he said.
Some of TD’s customers already using its Cloud service include Save the Children, Arena and Oxfam.
For non-for-profit organisation, Save the Children, TD moved its production IT service to a fully managed virtual data centre as well as build and manage a new centralised backup system based on CommVault, install a new application delivery system based on Citrix XenApp and relocate its existing 2xEchange 2010 physical servers to TD’s data centre facilities.
Save the Children previously had ageing hardware, and wanted to remove the ability of managing their on-premise infrastructure as well as costs to refresh the technology.
Some of their hardware has been re-purposed as its disaster recovery infrastructure, and in the event of a disaster, the customer’s production infrastructure (located in TD’s Cloud), fails over to their on-premise infrastructure for full redundancy.
“They were looking for ways to drive every dollar that they can back into the causes they support and were looking at the most cost effect and efficient way to refresh their infrastructure. We were able to pitch to them that moving their production infrastructure on to a TD Cloud service, was going to drive some of that cost out and allow them to spend their money on exactly what was required,” he said. “They weren’t paying for infrastructure they’re not using.”