Telecom Lead Asia: Cisco announced that Data#3, one of
Australia’s leading information and communications technology companies, has
selected the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud software solution for its
cloud services and data centre business.
“We selected Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
because it allows us to take advantage of our existing technology investments
and use it across all of our managed services business as well as our cloud
services so we can deliver faster IT provisioning cycle times to increase
customer satisfaction and improve business agility,” said Patrick Murphy,
general manager for managed services at Data#3.
Data#3 said that this decision supports its commitment to
delivering data centre solutions and meeting the growing demand for hosted
managed services and cloud services in Australia.
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud is a
self-service provisioning and orchestration software solution for data centre
automation and IT as a service.
“As each customer’s approach to cloud will be
unique, it is critical that our partners can help chart a customer’s journey to
the cloud that is flexible enough to be deployed on-premises or hosted in a
data centre while being simple to deploy and operate,” said Sara Adams, managing
director of the Partner Business Group for Cisco Australia and New Zealand.
Data#3 selected Cisco’s cloud management software in
large part for its ability to orchestrate workflows across this heterogeneous
environment and to complement and preserve investments in other infrastructure
vendors and system management technologies.
With Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, Data#3 is
also enhancing its existing data centre capabilities for customers in a
multi-vendor server, network, and storage architecture that include Cisco and
NetApp FlexPod as well as Vblock best-in-class integrated platforms.
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