Orange Business Services signs contract with Cricket Australia to deploy cloud computing solution

Telecom Lead Australia: Orange Business Services has signed a contract with Cricket Australia to deploy its cloud computing solution.

Orange did not disclose the size of the IT deal.

Orange’s Flexible Computing Premium is expected to transform Cricket Australia’s IT infrastructure into a scalable platform to cater to future business growth and development.

Gordon Makryllos, managing director, Orange Business Services Australasia

“Flexible Computing Premium will support the IT infrastructure of Cricket Australia,” said Gordon Makryllos, managing director, Orange Business Services Australasia. “The solution helps companies build a custom infrastructure and covers the whole playing field, including OS and databases, managed Internet access and transition services. New servers and virtual machines will also be provided to ensure that mission critical applications are not disrupted during peaks in activity.”

Orange said proactive security services will also be applied to protect confidential Cricket Australia and customer information from external threats. All state cricketing bodies aligned under Cricket Australia will be able to leverage shared services in a secure environment, reducing administrative burdens.

“We needed a partner who understood our needs and could deliver a scalable and resilient solution that will grow with us,” said Kate Banozic, executive general manager, business and advisory services, Cricket Australia. “With Orange, we can maximize efficiencies within the IT infrastructure, allowing our state bodies and ourselves to operate more effectively and collaboratively. Our intent is to deliver to our customers enhanced web experience particularly during activity peaks.”

Orange enables its IT infrastructure to meet Cricket Australia’s growth needs over the next 36 months. Moreover, it will also be consolidating and integrating the current environment with the cloud solution.

Recently, reported about Orange Business Services’ new strategies to double its international contact center revenues over the next three years. The France Telecom-owned company’s strategies are aimed at offering better customer experience at lower cost.

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