Australia-based telecommunications company Telstra announced yesterday (September 22, 2014) that it is extending its Cisco Intercloud platform to include Hong Kong and Singapore.
Unveiled earlier this year, this initiative extends Telstra's cloud capabilities to deliver Cisco's OpenStack cloud infrastructure to customers worldwide.
In addition, Telstra announced that its Cisco Cloud Services platform is now live in trial mode for selected customers and partners in Australia. According to the telco, Cisco Cloud Services is an OpenStack-based infrastructure as a service offering, adding a public cloud offering to Telstra's existing infrastructure capabilities in Australia, Asia and Europe.
Erez Yarkoni, Executive Director Cloud at Telstra, said the extended platform was further evidence of Telstra's international growth strategy by providing cloud capabilities for customers around the globe.
"We continue to execute our hybrid cloud strategy both domestically and globally, partnering with providers of best in class cloud infrastructure. Through our strategic relationship with Cisco, development of the Cisco Intercloud has progressed well in Australia with Telstra customers and partners now trialing the service. Ultimately this will create more choice and flexibility for our customers as they choose their future cloud environments," said Yarkoni.
"As we continue to expand our cloud services portfolio to a global footprint, at the core we are offering our customers choice and flexibility, making the transition to hybrid and public clouds simpler and easier to manage. Our aim is to take the complexity out of connecting to the cloud," he added. "We will continue to add market-leading and trusted cloud solutions to address the cloud requirements our customers have, driving greater choice of solutions to offer them the cloud environment that best matches their business needs."
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