The latest Forrester research predicts rapid acceleration of cloud adoption in 2017 — a compelling reason for regional Australian businesses to look seriously at cloud to transform operations and carve out a competitive edge.
Naran McClung, Chief Technology Officer for business-technology specialist Viatek, says cloud solutions offer organisations of all sizes new ways to scale, mitigate risks and reduce data-centre footprints.
“There are countless cloud services on offer, including public, private and hybrid implementations. This is fantastic news for our customers as it provides greater flexibility to tailor a specialised solution to suit different business needs and goals.”
As a Microsoft Gold partner, Viatek can now host and manage services for customers privately in the company’s own Australian-based data centres, or seamlessly broker connectivity through to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
Phil Goldie, Microsoft’s Director of Partner Business and Development, says, “We’re thrilled to partner with Viatek to accelerate the value of Azure to regional businesses. Viatek’s reach is important because their engineers are located across Australia, and their WAN provides access to their data centres delivering greater reach into their hybrid Microsoft Azure cloud architecture.”
Speaking on the benefits of leveraging Azure, Naran adds, “Microsoft Azure provides more than the expected benefits of the cloud but also economies of scale to support business growth. Microsoft Azure cloud services, such as backup and site recovery, really resonate with our customers.
“Our larger customers leverage our hosted backup infrastructure to maximise throughput, and here we seamlessly integrate with Azure backup to securely replicate data sets offsite and ensure extensive recovery options are available. What’s more, our smaller customers interact more directly with the services in the cloud — something that’s more tailored to their needs, and reduces cost and complexity. We’re expanding our established cloud and hosting business and we’re in the unique position to carefully identify the workloads and services that can be best served in Azure.”
Viatek has resilient data centres in Melbourne and Sydney, with offices located across Victoria, NSW and South Brisbane.
Viatek is a business-technology specialist across IT, telephony and print, providing business solutions while focused entirely on service. Viatek partners with global leaders, which ensures we supply our clients with the best business-technology services and products available in cloud solutions, telecommunication systems, IT services and office equipment.
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