NEC Australia and datacentre provider NEXTDC have inked a national deal to deliver secure enterprise Cloud services to NEC’s Australian customers.
The agreement expands NEC Australia’s datacentre footprint providing NEC Cloud Solutions in a secure, scalable and geographically dispersed, highly redundant environment.
Under the agreement, NEXTDC’s purpose-built co-location datacentres in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth (opening in February 2014) will support NEC Australia’s Cloud Solutions infrastructure, platform and application services.
NEC also continues to review additional opportunities to support the demands from its customers in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
NEC Australia’s chief technology officer Tasso Mangos said by partnering with NEXTDC, NEC’s customers cloud assets will be served out of state-of-the art datacentre facilities from every major business centre in Australia.
“Combined with NEC Australia’s platform and infrastructure services and expertise, customers enjoy a highly-optimised cloud experience, which is supported by a nationwide network of high-availability and high-redundancy data centres.
“Ultimately it means NEC customers can focus on reducing costs, and improving the responsiveness and agility of their technology and business operations.”
NEXTDC chief executive Craig Scroggie said he was pleased to expand the company’s relationship with NEC Australia in support of NEC’s national cloud computing strategy.
“The arrangement offers new opportunities to leverage our ecosystem and world-class data centres to deliver a second-to-none cloud experience for NEC Australia’s customers.”
NEC Australia’s Infrastructure Cloud Solutions offers scalable, subscription-based compute, network and storage resources, according to a company statement.
Its Cloud offering delivers on-demand CRM, Contact Centre, ERP and identity management applications in the cloud, while Unified Workspace provides desktop, mobile and unified communications and collaboration services in the cloud.