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The New CloudCentral Cloud

The CloudCentral team is excited to announce the immediate availability of ‘The New CloudCentral Cloud’. The New CloudCentral cloud is the result of over 12-months systems engineering and research by the CloudCentral team.

Platform Overview

The New CloudCentral Cloud is situated in the new NEXTDC C1 enterprise data centre located in Bruce, ACT, Australia providing you with the peace of mind of an ASIO T4 physical security and Tier-III Australian data centre facilities with guaranteed data sovereignty.

The new platform will also be available from the TransACT data centre located in Dickson ACT enabling customers to deploy highly available replicated solutions across geographically separate data centres. The data centres are connected via high-speed private gigabit network connectivity for low-latency and high bandwidth data transfer between availability zones.

CloudCentral has engineered our new platform on top of Citrix CloudPlatform, the Apache CloudStack based open cloud management platform. Also featured are the the latest high-performance Intel Xeon processors, enterprise-grade Oracle ZFS storage, and high-speed 10-gigabit networking.

Enterprise & Government Services

The New CloudCentral Cloud is arguably the most advanced enterprise-grade open cloud platform in Australia and has been selected to host Australian Government services under the terms of the Australian Government Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) Multi Use List (MUL) for cloud and cloud-like services.

A 99.95% availability service level agreement with guaranteed support response times is offered on our new cloud to provide assurance to enterprise and government customers. Higher availability level solutions can be engineered by lever-aging our multiple availability zones.

Network Enhancements
 
The CloudCentral network has been upgraded with the addition of Nextgen Networks and AAPT to augment the capacity and capabilities of our network.  Customer traffic passing between our availability zones will transit via our new private low-latency, high-bandwidth Ethernet interconnects to provide assured security and quality-of-service.

Platform Features

  • Citrix CloudPlatform (based on Apache CloudStack) Open Cloud Management Platform
  • Citrix XenServer 6 Hypervisor
  • VMware ESX 5.1 Hypervisor (coming soon)
  • Oracle ZFS High-Performance Mirrored Replicated SAS+SSD Hybrid Storage
  • 10-Gigabit Low-Latency High-Performance Networking
  • Snapshots (scheduled and manual)
  • Templates (user, domain and public)
  • Projects
  • Sub-Accounts (create sub-domains within your domain for reseller, client separation or environment separation)
  • Sub-Domains (create sub-domains within your domain for reseller, client separation or environment separation)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • CloudPlatform / Apache CloudStack Open HTTP REST API
  • Amazon EC2 Compatible API
  • Layer-2 Secure Network Segregation per Customer Network via Industry Standard 802.1Q VLAN’s
  • Layer-3 Secure IP Network Firewall per Customer Network
  • Layer-3/4 Load Balancer
  • Directly Assigned & NAT’d IP Network Addressing

New & Updated Operating Systems + Software

Domains & Sub-Accounts

Additional sub-accounts can be created within your domain if you’d like to support multiple resellers or separate your environments such as development, test and production. These can be created by request to our support team.

Special Offer: 30-Day Free Cloud Services for New Customers

All new customers will receive 30 free days to test and evaluate The New CloudCentral Cloud. Please contact our customer service team for access.

Getting Started

Please contact our support team by emailing support@cloudcentral.com.au for access to The New CloudCentral Cloud and to answer any questions you may have.

Best Regards,Kristoffer Sheather
Founder & Chief
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CloudCentral Secures Our First Contract for Australian Government (AGIMO) Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) Multi Use List (MUL)

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

Cloud Central is Sponsoring the AIIA July Canberra Managers Forum and 2012 ACT iAwards Presentation

AIIA July Canberra Managers Forum & 2012 ACT iAwards Presentation

Guest Speaker: Susan Monkley – Group Manager of the Technology Solutions Group at DEEWR

The Federal & ACT Committee of the AIIA is delighted to have the Group Manager, Technology Solutions Group, at the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations, Ms Susan Monkley, address the upcoming Canberra Manager’s Forum July luncheon.

Following a distinguished 20 year career in the Public Sector across all of the largest service delivery Department’s, Susan now heads up the Technology Solutions Group responsible for Architecture, Infrastructure, Applications, Applications Development, IT Procurement and Web Accessibility.

Susan has a strong track record, and interest in, Business Transformation which strategically supports DEEWR’s emerging and growing role as a Lead Agency in the provision of various services in a Whole of Government context.

In her address, Susan will touch on all of these topics, provide an update on DEEWR’s current plans as well as shed some light on the exciting and challenging future role DEEWR will serve in the Whole of Government space.

Susan will also touch on many of the overall challenges facing Government today including efforts to encourage more women in ICT.

2012 ACT iAwards Presentation

The 2012 iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the industry. Most importantly, the iAwards honours the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.

Take this opportunity to join the iAwards host organisations and sponsors and connect directly with leading stakeholders in smart technology as the ACT winners are announced. The ACT winners will go on to compete in the esteemed 2012 National iAwards being held in Melbourne on 9 August 2012.

Cost

Single Tickets

Members: $100 ex GST ($110 inc)
Non – Members: $120 ex GST ($132 inc)

Sponsored Tables (Table of 8):

$1180 ex GST ($1298 inc)

Full Event Details & Bookings: http://www.aiia.com.au/events/event_details.asp?id=243300

CloudCamp Sydney 2011 Open Cloud Standards Presentation & OpenStack Compute API Support Announcement

Today I delivered a presentation about open cloud standards, what they are, and why they matter.

Please take a look at our slide deck and feel free to send us any questions, comments and other feedback you might have.

We have also announced that we are launching our OpenStack Compute API for our cloud compute service. This makes Cloud Central the first provider in Australia to implement an open cloud standard, and also the first OpenStack API compatible cloud in Australia!

Check out the sides here: