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Telstra’s HK, Singapore and UK data centres to offer global cloud infrastructure services

Nurdianah Md Nur | June 27, 2013
As part of the company’s investment in cloud computing, the new services include virtual servers, dedicated servers, storage and backup, security services and management controls.

Telstra Global is now offering global cloud infrastructure services from its data centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

This is part of the company's A$800 million (US$746 million) investment in cloud computing services to demonstrate its commitment to support the growth of global enterprises in Asia and beyond.

With the cloud service, Telstra's customers are able to consistently deploy applications, deliver business processes and deploy offshore disaster recovery solutions across various countries through a unified service management console.

Contents of new cloud services
Included in Telstra's cloud services are virtual servers, dedicated servers, storage and backup, security services and management controls.

Virtual servers are built on a technology stack from global vendors with carrier-grade infrastructure, multiple operating systems, network options and security add-ons. By using a management console, which provides real-time reports, organisations will be able to see and control these servers.

As for organisations requiring flexibility on server configuration, dedicated servers — physical servers dedicated to an organisation but managed by Telstra — would serve their need.

The storage and backup offering allows organisations to store data off-site, replicate storage locations and help ensure compliance with industry regulations.

Not undermining the threats in the cloud, the security service provides firewalls, Internet protection, vulnerability discovery and SSL VPN to help protect against potential threats.

Martijn Blanken, Telstra global president and managing director, said organisations could take a hybrid approach when managing their hosting environments. They can do so by combining virtual servers, dedicated servers and co-location offered within Telstra's cloud-enabled data centres in Australia and across the globe.

"[Telstra cloud services] are designed with customer experience at its core and provide optional disaster recovery and off-site back-up capabilities to combat security concerns," he said.

"[The cloud services also] offer a single service-level agreement across hosting infrastructure and network connectivity to help ensure optimal performance of customer applications within the data centre and assist in securing transmission of data across the WAN."


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