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CloudCentral Announces Availability of Cloud Services, Powered by CumuLogic

Web and Global 2000 enterprises can now accelerate cloud adoption by leveraging the power of Database-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and much more with CloudCentral’s new Cloud Services Portfolio.

Canberra, Australia – May 15, 2013 – CloudCentral, an Australian based leading provider of cloud infrastructure services, and CumuLogic, the leading innovator in cloud platform technologies, today announced immediate availability of CloudCentral Cloud Services powered by CumuLogic. CloudCentral customers can test and evaluate CloudCentral’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and other Cloud Services for 30 days free of charge.

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Australian developers, enterprise and government customers are evaluating clouds and platforms to understand how the cloud model fits their business requirements. With this offering, customers have an immediate opportunity to use a cloud platform for the rapid development and deployment of cloud-based applications on an enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure optimized for compute and storage performance. CloudCentral Cloud Services will allow developers to accelerate their time-to-market and never again worry about the underlying infrastructure to support the scale they need.

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CloudCentral is now supported by Enstratius

enStratiusEnstratius today announced support for CloudCentral’s Cloud Platform. CloudCentral’s Australian-based Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) cloud offers highly available, reliable computing solutions at a low monthly cost. The new CloudCentral Cloud is 100% hosted in Tier III Australian data centers, providing low-latency access to customers based within the region.

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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

CloudCentral mentioned in Frost & Sullivan Australian Infrastructure-as-a-Service Market (IaaS) Report

CloudCentral has been featured as one of the Australian cloud service providers that is experiencing rapid growth in the Australian market.

The adoption of cloud computing in Australia is experiencing robust momentum with increasing awareness of cloud computing driving an influx of market participants as telecommunications providers, traditional IT companies and pure-play cloud vendors offer various cloud solutions.

Frost & Sullivan’s latest report, Australian Infrastructure as a Service Market (IaaS), published in September 2012, indicates that many organisations, ranging from large organisations to SMBs, are moving beyond considering just the initial cost savings that are on offer by adopting cloud-based solutions, to also recognising the increased agility and scalability that adoption offers.

“Most of the large organisations in Australia have now deployed a private cloud environment and many are considering or have begun implementing an increasing number of mission critical workloads in the cloud,” says Mayank Kapoor, Industry Analyst, Datacenter and Cloud Computing, APAC ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

Despite the benefits of cloud, many IT departments are still reluctant to move to the cloud. Common barriers include perceived loss of control, data sovereignty and security concerns when they move their workload and infrastructure to cloud. This concern is more common for public cloud solutions and is one of the key reasons why many of the public cloud deployments in Australia are predominantly non-mission critical in nature.

The pure play IaaS vendors primarily global players and first movers such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Rackspace and recent entrants in the local IaaS market such as OrionVM, Cloud Central, Zetta Grid and UltraServe are witnessing good success in the Australia IaaS Market.

Frost & Sullivan Australian Infrastructure-as-a-Service Market (IaaS) Report Press Release:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/frost–sullivan-australias-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-market-to-grow-rapidly-at-a-cagr-of-almost-50-until-2018-169136576.html

CloudCentral Welcomes Randy Bias (Cloudscaling CTO) and Richard Elling (Stealth Storage Startup CTO) as advisors!

CloudCentral (@cloudcentral) welcome Randy Bias (@randybias) – Cloudscaling CTO and Richard Elling (@richardelling) – Stealth Storage Startup CTO as advisors!

Check out Randy and Richard’s profiles at https://www.cloudcentral.com.au/company/people/

Randy Bias is the co-founder and CTO of Cloudscaling. Cloudscaling is the leading provider of open cloud infrastructure solutions for cloud-ready applications. His provocative views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the most influential voices in the industry.

Richard Elling is a rancher, ZFS fan, and technology geek living in Southern California. Richard eats disk drives, SSD’s, HBA’s and Sales Droids for breakfast, lunch and dinner, he knows ZFS like no one else. Richard is the CTO for a new, super-duper stealth company (stay tuned folks).

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