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Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University
Amcom Telecommunications has signed a $9 million contract to provide hosted Cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA). The initial contract is for 3 years and has options for extending.
Under the agreement, Amcom will deliver its hosted Cloud solution to UWA that will benefit from hundreds of computer servers and more than 400 terabytes of storage. These computer servers and storage will be delivered across the company’s secure, reliable dedicated geographical path diverse 10‐gigabit fibre network between UWA and Amcom’s Data Centres.
“Amcom has been able to provide us with a cost effective, secure, reliable and dedicated product that gives us capacity and capability across all faculties. It is both simple for us to manage and user friendly for our staff,” said Dr Mary Davies, UWA’s librarian and Director (Information Management).
“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.”
The rapidly expanding global Cloud services market is providing customers with significant benefits of cost and scale, notes Amcom. Boasting an established customer base of 900 blue chip corporate and government customer, the company is ideally placed to leverage this emerging trend in the Cloud.
“We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with UWA as one of Australia’s most prestigious universities,” said Amcom CEO Clive Stein.
“Today we offer a comprehensive suite of IT solutions hosted in the Cloud to both new and existing customers and 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.”
By Anuradha Shukla