Optus Business has entered into a three-year hybrid Cloud deal with Adelaide Festival Centre.
As part of the agreement, Optus will transition the venue’s existing IT infrastructure platform to a hybrid Cloud platform that will leverage Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
The deployment will replace the venue’s in-house datacentre and will undergo a $90m revamp as part of the redevelopment project.
Optus Business managing director, John Paitaridis, said the partnership with Adelaide Festival Centre to enable its technology and business strategy is an opportunity to demonstrate to other government agencies what is possible by leveraging new technology platforms like Cloud.
“We are excited to be working with Adelaide Festival Centre as one of the first government agencies in South Australia to adopt Cloud services as its preferred option for IT sourcing. The flexibility of the Cloud platform will allow Adelaide Festival Centre to invest back into its business, focus on delivering great service to customers and drive business growth through digital innovation.”
Adelaide Festival Centre chief operating officer, Carlo D’Ortenzio, said, “The Festival Centre will be an integral part of the precinct redevelopment and a key beneficiary of the investment in Festival Plaza. Ensuring that visitors can interact with the Festival Centre will be critical to the successful activation of the Plaza. Our patrons increasingly want to transact with us online and we now develop digital solutions to meet that need.”