CloudCentral, a provider of secure Australian cloud solutions, has partnered with NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) to expand their reach into each of Australia’s major capital cities. The agreement was announced today, and signed by CloudCentral CEO Kris Sheather and NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie.
NEXTDC currently operate data centres in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney with Perth points of presence being rolled out in 2013/14. Currently running infrastructure out of NEXTDC and TransACT datacenters in Canberra, the agreement will allow CloudCentral to become one of the first cloud providers to operate out of five major cities around Australia.
“We are pleased to work with CloudCentral on their national footprint”, says NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie. “Our Australia-wide network of purpose-built facilities accommodates our customers’ needs for security, availability and flexibility. This agreement will allow for an extra layer of redundancy for CloudCentral’s customers.
Spreading data across a number of different locations is the ultimate tool in fighting downtime. In addition, geographical redundancy means that even in the event of a catastrophic natural disaster in one city, copies of data will remain safe in a different location.
“The benefits of this agreement will be huge for our partners and their customers”, says CloudCentral CEO Kris Sheather. “We will be able to offer them lower latency, as they can choose to access their data from the point of presence closest to their location. It will also be beneficial for large national companies who want staff working from multiple locations to have rapid access to all of their information.”
“We are excited to further our relationship with NEXTDC. As an innovative, future-focused company they’re the right choice to enable us to expand our business and offer business critical-class services to our customers”, says Sheather.