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Canberra Australia, 15 November 2012 – CloudCentral, a leading provider of Australasian cloud services today announced it has secured its first contract since being included in the recently released Australian Government Information Management Office Data Center as a Service Multi Use List (AGIMO DCaaS MUL) and Service Catalogue.

CloudCentral will be providing managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to an Australian Government agency to support service delivery of a new content management and delivery system. Under the terms of the agreement, CloudCentral will provide managed services including enterprise server management, monitoring, security and data backup . Services will be provided from CloudCentral’s Canberra, Australia based data centres including NextDC C1 (ASX: NXT) and TransACT (ASX: IIN).

The CloudCentral system provides customers with scalable on-demand access to computing, storage and network resources that can be scaled up and down in accordance with demand. Customers can deploy and manage their resources via a web user interface and integrate their systems via a Application Programming Interface (HTTP REST API).

“Being awarded a Government contract in less than a month of CloudCentral joining the AGIMO DCaaS MUL is great news and validates our ability to deliver innovative and robust Pay-as-you-Grow (PAYG) cloud services to Australian Enterprise and Government customers. ” said Kristoffer Sheather, CEO, CloudCentral.

“Our well established service delivery approach contrasts with that of foreign cloud providers as services will be delivered from two Australian located data centers, providing our customer with a high level of assurance around data sovereignty and security. Similarly, CloudCentral delivers all customer service and support via locally based support engineers providing customers with a local “throat to choke,” continued Sheather.

Established in October 2012, the DCaaS MUL provides a service catalogue of pre-approved cloud service offerings to enable Australian Government departments and agencies to efficiently procure cloud services with a contract value of up to $80,000 for terms of 12 months or less.

CloudCentral’s listing comprises 17 different services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

About CloudCentral

CloudCentral is a 100 percent Australian owned and operated provider of highly scalable, secure, dynamic cloud infrastructure services. We focus on providing superior services to Australian software developers, IT service providers, and enterprise and government customers.

CloudCentral’s cloud infrastructure services are provided on-demand, with a true pay-as-you-grow model with no upfront costs. CloudCentral delivers services from its two Australian data centers, and provides data sovereignty guarantees that all customer data is retrained within Australia.

In 2011, CloudCentral was announced the ACT winner of the AIIA iAwards Start-up Company category award, and also ranked as a leading Australian cloud provider in Longhaus Australia’s Trusted Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Provider Market study.

About AGIMO DCaaS MUL

DCaaS is part of the Australian Government Data Centre Strategy 2010-2025. The DCaaS MUL provides Agencies with a simple way to procure Cloud and Cloud-Like services. Contracts through the DCaaS MUL are limited to $80,000 (inc GST) and terms up to 12 months.

The MUL was established in October 2012 and will be available to Agencies until October 2014. The MUL will be updated continually to reflect changes in the Suppliers, services and pricing available to Agencies. DCaaS is optional for all Commonwealth Agencies and available to State and Territory Government bodies.

The DCaaS MUL service catalogue, comprising of Cloud and Cloud-Like services, provides Agencies with an opportunity to become comfortable with new services and service delivery models. Using these services will provide Agencies with valuable experience with security, legal, management, compliance and auditing issues.

For further information about the DCaaS MUL email datacentres [at] finance.gov.au or visit http://www.finance.gov.au/e-government/infrastructure/dcaas-factsheet.html.

Contact

Caroline Williams
CloudCentral
caroline.williams [at] cloudcentral.com.au
+61 403 922 679