Amcom palms $AU9m to float uni to the cloud
Western Oz University deal for Perth data centre
Amcom Telecommunications has secured a Au$9m deal to provide hosted cloud services to The University of Western Australia.
The three-year contract utilises Amcom's Perth-based data centres to host dedicated cloud services for hundreds of the university's computer servers with over 400 terabytes of storage.
Amcom is heavily targeting its established customer base of 900 blue chip corporate and government customers for its new range of cloud services.
The UWA's librarian and director of information management, Dr Mary Davies, said: "Amcom is ready to deliver the hosted services we require now, and most important our data is stored in Perth using dedicated infrastructure (single tenant) under a private hosted services agreement. This puts us in the forefront of hosted compute and storage and frees us to concentrate on value added support for teaching, learning and research."
Davies added that the as the university's data and storage requirements increase, cloud services will play an increasing role in their management.
Amcom CEO Clive Stein said: "Over the past 10 years, we have built a solid reputation in partnering with our customers. Being chosen as a partner to one of Australia's top universities to provide a dedicated, secure and reliable Cloud solution validates our services driven strategy." ®
Always good to see Aussie stories on the ol rReg. Keep them coming!
P.S. Other news sources for this story said UWA still had in-house email. This is a lie. They have been using Google since the end of 2009
I live and work in Perth. I use Amnet on a continual basis (retail subsidiary of Amcom fibre) and encourage my clients to use Amnet and Amcom where at all possible. They have an extremely professional operation that craps over the the mainstream Telstra/Optus/iinet/service providers.
I earn nothing from recommending them. It's just good business for me to have happy customers.
Despite the cloud hype, I'm sure UWA will get a good service though I'm a bit unclear about disaster recovery - i.e. geographical dispersement of cloud servers.
BI = 0.68
According to http://www.blablameter.com/, Dr Mary Davies' comment rates at
"Bullshit Index :0.68
This reeks. I bet you're a PR-Expert, Politician, Consultant or Scientist. If there is a message, it's unlikely it will reach anyone."
(Though I had to fiddle and add a full stop in the interminable and-chain.)
I'll leave it as an exercise for the editor to feed the whole article into the meter.