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As you may have recently read in the news Ninefold have announced that they will be ‘sunsetting’ their cloud platform at the end of January 2016. Ninefold is a company that we respect and it is sad to see another Australian company announce that they are ceasing to continue serving the Australian market.

The CloudCentral Enterprise & Government cloud platforms share a similar architecture, CloudCentral and Ninefold’s clouds are both based on Citrix CloudPlatform, the commercially supported cloud orchestration platform which is itself based on the open source Apache CloudStack project. Additionally both clouds host virtual machine instances using the Citrix XenServer hypervisor.

The Ninefold and CloudCentral networks are connected via a 1-gigabit peering connection via Equinix meaning that data transfer from Ninefold to CloudCentral is extremely fast and latency between the two networks is less than 2 milliseconds.

CloudCentral provides customers with options to deploy Enterprise workloads into our Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne availability zones. In addition Government customers can deploy into our dedicated Government cloud zone located in Canberra.

Our pricing structure is similar to Ninefold’s and we will offer pricing matching Ninefold’s Production Linux and Windows pricing detailed at https://ninefold.com/pricing-detail/. Data transfer from the Ninefold network to the CloudCentral network is free of charge (excluding any charges that may be applicable by Ninefold).

Ultimately this means that Ninefold customers can migrate to CloudCentral with a minimum of downtime in a very simple manner as our systems are effectively ‘compatible’. We want to provide Ninefold customers with peace of mind and a seamless transition process.

CloudCentral will provide on-boarding support to Ninefold customers to ensure their transition is as smooth as possible and minimises interruption to their services wherever possible. Migration guides and supporting documentation will be made available via our support portal and announced on our blog over the next few weeks.

If you would like to transition your services from Ninefold to CloudCentral please contact support@cloudcentral.com.au or call 1300 144 007.