The ASX-listed high-availability ICT specialist, Trusted Cloud (formerly IntraPower) has chosen NetApp storage and its FlexPod modular data centre solution as the platform on which to grow its cloud solution.
Created through the ongoing collaboration between NetApp, Cisco and VMware, the FlexPod modular data centre solution provides customers with a pre-sized, validated, standardised and scalable data centre architecture design.
Trusted Cloud was the first company in Australia, and one of the first in the world to purchase and fully implement the FlexPod solution.
Specialising in the delivery of virtual desktops to enterprise-level customers across a range of industries around the world, Trusted Cloud chose NetApp storage and FlexPod modular data centre solution to expand its trusted cloud solution to customers as well as offer secure, multi-tenanted IT-as-a-Service that can be white-labelled by partners who can then leverage Trusted Cloud’s leading edge experience, IP, services and infrastructure to enter into the cloud computing market.
CEO of Trusted Cloud, Greg Kennish says that they are presently building the equivalent of a power station for secure and reliable IT-as-a-Service, which on implementation will allow partners to white label these cloud offerings to suit their specific customer requirements.
Seeking a robust, secure and flexible solution for an efficient and agile data centre foundation, Trusted Cloud finalised on FlexPod as a fully certified solution that offered the functionality and scalability to enable them to expand their offering to 30,000 virtual desktops.
In conjunction with the intelligent NetApp storage solution, which was already saving Trusted Cloud more than 50% of storage space, FlexPod has positioned the company strongly to expand their business and services to new vertical industries and international markets.
Key benefits for Trusted Cloud from NetApp and FlexPod:
- Allows economies of scale and benefits of IT-as-a-Service via a secure, multi-tenanted solution on one platform
- Greater efficiency and cost effectiveness due to shared infrastructure
- Flexibility and scalability to enable new partners to build out leading edge, robust infrastructure
Peter O’Connor, Vice President, NetApp A/NZ and ASEAN comments that Trusted Cloud is an excellent example of the power of the FlexPod solution, which enables the company to white-label its offering for partners requiring a tailored, flexible solution that also offers cost efficiency and ROI.