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Aussie's CloudCentral chooses Brocade to aid expansion

By Catherine Knowles, Mon 21 Sep 2015
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An Australian managed cloud services provider has chosen Brocade to aid in its next phase of growth. According to an announcement, CloudCentral will migrate to Brocade data centre networking solutions that enable ‘the New IP’.

In particular, the deployment of a cloud-ready ethernet fabric will enable the company’s continued growth while adhering to 24/7 service level agreements and containing operating costs, says Brocade. 

CloudCentral was founded in 2010, and focuses on offering local support and services to customers from Tier-3 Australian data centres to help ensure cloud performance, security, and data sovereignty.

The company’s Cloud-in-a-Box platform provides customers with a pre-converged, tested, and validated environment to provision private cloud capacity.

Key customers include service providers, software developers, enterprises, and public sector organisations.

"Organic growth from our existing customer base, together with new wins, is driving our expansion at an annual run rate of more than 50%.

“That in turn means we put a lot of focus on infrastructure reliability and streamlined operations,” says Kristoffer Sheather, CloudCentral founder and CEO.

“Compared to our previous-generation data centre network, the Brocade solution is incredibly easy to manage and to scale.

“The level of intelligent automation enabled us to slot it into our overall cloud architecture without fuss and it performs faultlessly, allowing us to focus on meeting customers’ evolving needs with new services.”

With Brocade’s data centre network infrastructure, CloudCentral can now accommodate demand for its existing services while working to fill additional cloud market niches.

Disaster recovery is becoming a significant growth area, and the company is preparing to launch cloud-based data storage services that will enhance its ability to support customers’ hybrid cloud operational models.

“CloudCentral has been a genuine home-grown pioneer in the development of Australia’s cloud-based services market.

“I’m very pleased Brocade is now a key partner in enabling its business to grow to a new level,” says Gary Denman, Brocade senior director ANZ.

“To keep growing in the cloud-first era of application hosting, service providers like CloudCentral must be able to scale their entire cloud infrastructure - compute, storage, security, and network - holistically and without compromise. That where Brocade’s technology for the New IP pays huge dividends," he says.

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