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Telstra Extends Cloud Capabilities With Cisco

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HONG KONG -- Telstra has today announced it will be the world-first partner to leverage Cisco’s global cloud platform to provide customers with the innovation, scale, and open standards to address more cloud requirements.

As customers look for trusted cloud partners to help manage multiple applications across hybrid public cloud environments, Telstra will build a cloud infrastructure together with Cisco that provisions cloud and network services in real-time, providing greater speed, security and performance.

Telstra also announced it will invest in Cisco Evolved Services Platform for its networking infrastructure, enabling seamless and highly secure delivery of cloud applications to customers, across the network and cloud, all the way to the branch and user desktop.

Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, Executive Director, Cloud, Erez Yarkoni spoke of the partnership and the opportunities it presents for Telstra customers.

“Our customers will now have the choice of cloud infrastructure from global leaders, allowing them to select the cloud service to meet their requirements and scale network and cloud resources to deliver service agility, security and performance. We are excited to be developing an intelligent network enabled cloud with Cisco.” Mr Yarkoni said.

“This world first partnership sees us move from being a provider of enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure and market-leading cloud solutions, to adding more value to our customers by helping them design the best cloud environment to suit their business.

“Applications are critical to delivering business value and we believe we can offer our customers a differentiated solution for managing their applications across clouds. The Cisco relationship allows us to offer deeper and broader service capabilities to help our customers manage their critical applications, making the transition to the cloud simpler and more cost effective,” Mr Yarkoni added.

Rob Lloyd, President, Development and Sales, Cisco, said “Cisco is honoured to expand its longstanding partnership with Telstra to deliver global cloud services that uniquely address customer requirements in a world of hybrid clouds. This first of a kind deployment, which recognizes the value to customers of an open, application centric approach to hybrid cloud, reinforces Telstra’s position as an innovative and pioneering leader in the global service provider industry.”

Telstra’s cloud offerings based on Cisco’s global cloud platform will be available in Australia by the end of 2014.

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3/18/2014 | 12:51:41 PM
Telstra Seems Interesting
I took a look at the Telstra site and it looks good -- it has a 'fresh' sort of look, and hopefully it means that they're as innovative as they claim.  It'll be interesting to see what they're able to do with their new cloud capabilities.  
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