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Firstservis to Offer Cloud Computing Solutions in Australia and New Zealand
Firstservis, one of Australia’s most cutting edge technology integrators, and 3Tera®, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announces 3Tera has chosen Firstservis as the first reseller and distributor of 3Tera’s award-winning AppLogic cloud computing platform for Australia and New Zealand. Beginning immediately, Firstservis will resell, support and offer cloud computing solutions and services using 3Tera's AppLogic.

“We are focused on helping our customers leverage emerging technologies to provide agile, lean and green IT infrastructure solutions," said Gavin Keeley, Director and CTO, Firstservis Pty Ltd. "Cloud and utility computing allow companies to focus on building applications instead of configuring hardware, installing software, moving data or modifying code. We are excited to work closely with 3Tera, as it offers the most complete and easy to use cloud computing platform available today, and be the first to offer these solutions in the Australian and New Zealand markets."

"Firstservis’ approach to IT is very compatible with 3Tera’s vision and market goals," said Bert Armijo, senior vice-president, Sales, Marketing and Product Management, 3Tera, Inc. "Their unique knowledge of the Australian IT market and vast consulting experience with organizations of all sizes makes Firstservis a great partner to educate and deliver cloud computing based solutions in the region. We are excited to add a fifth continent to our wide network of partners and datacenters all over the world."

“Cloud Computing is the next big shift in technology and it will have as big an impact on Australian enterprise IT organizations as the Internet,” confirmed Bob Hayward, Director IT Advisory Services, KPMG Australia. “Enabling massively scalable IT infrastructure on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model to a wide variety of online services, offers enormous opportunities for agility, innovation, responsiveness and cost optimization. Cloud computing is already transforming the datacenter, providing Australian companies with a solution for responsible energy consumption and a natural way to create sustainable IT.”

Benefits for Customers

"AppLogic's unique visual representation of complex distributed applications - from servers, to firewalls, to load balancers etc. - gives a level of control that has evaded application developers and provides a real simple click-to-deploy capability," commented Keeley. “For infrastructure engineers, AppLogic gives true on-demand management and higher levels of resource utilization beyond that offered by traditional virtualization. For the enterprises, AppLogic delivers unprecedented levels of resilience and reliability, coupled with real simple scalability."

Cloud computing is dramatically changing the way applications are developed, delivered and deployed by everyone from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses and startups. Cloud computing customers will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Time to market - AppLogic's on-demand resource model increases the revenue opportunity, offers instant availability, and the ability to adapt to the needs of the business
  • Lower CapEx - The cloud computing model leverages commodity hardware and eliminates unnecessary over provisioning, allowing a utility pricing model
  • Lower OpEx - Administrators are freed from tedious manual provisioning and management of servers, so application operations are streamlined
  • A turn-key system - high availability "out of the box"
  • Cloud-burst - Resources within the corporate data center and in the public cloud on the internet can be leveraged, providing maximum flexibility in capacity planning
Published Thursday, November 20, 2008 6:46 PM by David Marshall
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