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CloudCentral, an award-winning provider of secure Australian cloud computing solutions, announces today its expansion, courtesy of a new agreement with Equinix for a Sydney Point of Presence (PoP). Its third PoP site is key to the company’s strategic roll-out of Australian network locations, partnerships and vertical market reach. The additional capacity is expected to support the increasing trend for the delivery of fully secure and redundant, onshore cloud-based services to government and businesses.

CloudCentral offers Australian-hosted cloud services tailored to software developers, service providers, government and enterprise partners. Its cloud infrastructure services are provided on-demand, with a pay-as-you-grow model with no upfront costs. As an Australian-owned and located company, it provides its partners and customers with the confidence that their data stays in Australia.

With the compound growth rate of the cloud services market forecast to remain at 24.7 per cent until 2017 and cloud now classified as “business as usual” for CIOs, IT Managers and Line of Business Managers (IDC Enterprise Cloud Survey 2013), the agreement will provide additional capacity and lower latency required by CloudCentral’s wholesale partners, including software developers and IT service providers as they seek to deliver increasingly more cloud offerings to the market.

For Kristoffer Sheather, CEO and Founder of CloudCentral, the deal is part of the company’s commitment to its Australian customers and business promise. “Our goal is for our partners to be able to access our services on-demand and scale these services for optimum performance. By extending our footprint around the country, it becomes just that little bit easier to access the CloudCentral CloudPlatform and benefit from the scalability and performance for cloud services offerings and projects. This lets our partners and customers focus on innovating and launching their own services to market in the most productive timeframe possible. This is a great way to provide access to a secure, redundant environment that meets business critical needs,” he outlined.

CloudCentral is expanding its deployment with Equinix to focus on its commitment to the Australian Government sector. With CloudCentral appointed to the Australian Government Information Management Office’s (AGIMO) Datacenter as a Service Multi Use List (DCAAS MUL) in 2012, and Equinix recently appointed to the AGIMO data centre facilities panel, this new PoP enables CloudCentral to further support data centre services to all levels of Australian government.

According to Tony Simonsen, Managing Director, Equinix Australia: “We welcome the expansion of our relationship with CloudCentral and believe that the benefits will be appreciated by both organisations. Our Sydney facility meets a range of global accreditations for energy saving, water efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction, as well as high density infrastructure. This suits the CloudCentral goal to provide business critical service levels hosted in our Tier-III-rated facility,” he said.

CloudCentral Services and Appliances are built from the ground up for Cloud Computing. They include infrastructure as a service, storage, networking and appliances, with cloud specific security, redundancy and scalability built-in.