Media Release, 22 September 2014

Telstra today announced the extension of its Cisco Intercloud platform to include Hong Kong and Singapore. Unveiled earlier this year, this world-first extends Telstra’s cloud capabilities to deliver Cisco’s OpenStack cloud infrastructure to customers around the globe.

Additionally the Cisco Cloud Services platform in Australia is now live in trial mode for selected Telstra customers and partners in Australia.

Erez Yarkoni, Executive Director Cloud at Telstra, said the extended platform was further evidence of Telstra’s international growth strategy by providing world class cloud capabilities for customers around the globe.

“We continue to execute our hybrid cloud strategy both domestically and globally, partnering with providers of best in class cloud infrastructure. Through our strategic relationship with Cisco, development of the Cisco Intercloud has progressed well in Australia with Telstra customers and partners now trialing the service. Ultimately this will create more choice and flexibility for our customers as they choose their future cloud environments,” said Yarkoni.

“We are diversifying our portfolio at a rapid pace, adding capabilities and exciting products that are relevant to our customer’s businesses. As we continue to expand our cloud services portfolio to a global footprint, at the core we are offering our customers choice and flexibility, making the transition to hybrid and public clouds simpler and easier to manage. Our aim is to take the complexity out of connecting to the cloud.

“We will continue to add market-leading and trusted cloud solutions to address the cloud requirements our customers have, driving greater choice of solutions to offer them the cloud environment that best matches their business needs,” he added.

Nick Earle, senior vice-president of global cloud sales and go-to-market for Cisco, said, “Hybrid clouds are quickly becoming the new normal, so we are extremely pleased that Telstra is already putting Cisco Cloud Services in the hands of Australian customers. With the expansion of Intercloud to Hong Kong and Singapore, Telstra’s leading the way in providing customers with an incredible choice of services across private and public clouds and the flexibility in how to consume them.”

Cisco Cloud Services is an OpenStack based infrastructure as a service offering, adding a public cloud offering to Telstra’s existing infrastructure capabilities in Australia, Asia and Europe.