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Optus boosts govt credentials with Canberra Data Centres partnership

Optus Business is partnering with Canberra Data Centres (CDC) to boost its business in the government sector with the delivery of a private cloud solutions aimed at federal government agencies.

John Paitaridis, managing director, Optus Business, says the new partnership with CDC enables Optus to offer secure private cloud solutions including IAAS, Managed Storage and Disaster Recovery as a Service immediately “and a facility to house our UCaaS and CCaaS offerings for the local Canberra market”.

Paitaridis says the partnership also allows Optus to showcase its Optus’ ICT credentials to deliver “an expansive range of services for Government (and enterprise) clients of the CDC”.

Canberra Data Centres operate four centres across two data centre campuses in the ACT, claiming more than 40 Government departments currently utilising its data centre ecosystem.

“As government and enterprise accelerate their digital transformations, we are seeing a rapidly increasing demand to transition services to the Cloud,” Paitaridis says.

According to Paitaridis, Optus Business will deliver a private cloud "as-a-Service" commercial model that is scalable and agile, “meeting the needs of  customers, both Government and enterprise, who require highly flexible and reliable cloud solutions for their ICT and other services in a secure environment”.

Greg Boorer, chief executive of CDC, said: “We are very excited about working with Optus as we build our data centre services in a cloud native world, offering Government enhanced options to seamlessly interconnect between their traditional infrastructure, private cloud, protected cloud and public cloud environments in one data centre ecosystem.”


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