Centralised, enterprise-grade
cloud storage

Centralise your data storage with optimised connectivity to multiple cloud platforms.
You can easily access your data between clouds, and move your compute at anytime.


High availability storage for multiple clouds

With Virtual Storage, all your cloud data is stored within  highly secure Telstra data centres located in Australia. So you get complete flexibility across your public cloud solutions, along with any on-premises private cloud. Based on NetApp’s data fabric, you get best-of-breed technology integrated into our Cloud Gateway and Next IP network with enhanced transparency and accountability.

Simplify data management
Your data storage resides within a single operational environment, and can be easily shared and scaled across all your cloud platforms as your needs change.

Control your data visibility
Storage is centrally located, with a high-speed connection to major cloud providers. It helps to control data visibility and reduce ‘data sprawl’ across systems.

Quickly access secure storage
All your data is stored in state-of-the-art data centres within Australia, and accessible from self-service controls through our secure, high-speed Next IP network.

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Private Cloud

Our Private Cloud solutions provide you with a choice of physical hardware and locations where you can deploy your hardware, allowing you to maintain total control.

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Store all data within a single operational environment.
Avoid the restrictions of cloud lock-in. You can turn off connectivity to one cloud, and spin up another in minutes – without moving your data. Change your mix of public and private cloud resources to meet dynamic business needs. Move data back on  premises anytime you want.

Stay fully in control of cloud resources.
Once you’ve established a high-speed network connection to your first cloud – adding or switching clouds is simple and secure. Your data is located near major clouds with a high-speed, low latency Telstra Next IP® connection through Telstra Cloud Gateway.

Data is securely housed in a trusted Telstra data centre.
Our data centres are located near all major clouds. You get tighter integration between your storage and server environments. Integrated Data Protection provides ‘snapshot’ copies for backup and rapid recovery. Replicate data between sites without taking an application out of service.

Dependable enterprise-grade Disaster Recovery (DR).
There’s no need for point solutions, VMs or complex deployments and configuring of software. Virtual Storage lets you replicate data between sites using native NetApp Data OnTap software.

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You can start with an intuitive way to manage your cloud data, using an administration console. From there, you’ll be able to manage your own Virtual Storage array, across multiple clouds and performance tiers.

Select from a wide range of features to suit the needs of your organisation, including Cloud Migration (Public, Private or Hybrid); Disaster Recovery; Testing and Development in the Cloud, and much more.

Telstra Virtual storage is flexible and easy to manage. If you’re already running NetApp in-house, you get a single operational model for your data management..  

And because your data is stored ‘next-to’ rather than ‘inside’ your preferred cloud platform, you have the freedom to select a right-fit cloud, while maintaining complete control of your data.


Professional Services

Create a tailored enterprise cloud solution for your business with help from our expert team. Get things moving by attending one of our informative workshops, or talk to us today about our data migration service.

NetApp Cloud Strategy Workshop

Providing you with best practice guidance on how to choose and use the best applications across your storage infrastructure, this workshop covers:

  • Cloud service-level use cases
  • What level of performance can be achieved with a given amount of storage capacity
  • Service-level design including the cost per storage service unit.

NetApp Cloud Enablement Workshop

  • Workload affinity maps that show which solutions are best suited to specific requirements, and how to prioritise workloads to make transitioning to cloud safe and efficient
  • A transformation plan that covers all the necessary steps for your business to transition to hybrid cloud, and identifies any possible constraints on the transition
  • Cost models based on the hardware, software, infrastructure, and services required for establishing a Hybrid Cloud environment
  • A schedule for project delivery that clearly outlines the commitment and transition timeline for transitioning to Hybrid Cloud.

NetApp Service Design Workshop

Develop an operating model for streamlining your business’s storage operations with the NetApp Service Design Workshop. Using service-level methodology, this workshop will help you create:

  • Custom service-level definitions with costs per service unit, SLO and SLA metrics
  • A custom service catalogue based on storage IO Density analysis
  • A custom cloud service platform definition.

Data migration service

Let us migrate your data workloads to Telstra Virtual Storage with our Migration Factory service approach to data migration.

Using field-proven methodologies, best practices and NetApp’s sophisticated migration tools, we’ll ensure a successful and secure transition to cloud storage with minimal disruption to your business.

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Our fully integrated and optimised cloud services
The Telstra Next IP® Network gives you simple, secure, dedicated connectivity to your Virtual Storage and multiple clouds.

Leverage our expertise and innovation
The combined resources of Telstra and our trusted technology partners ensure that we can offer a range of innovative, high performance cloud services.

A single service provider for your solution
We have the experience and expertise to deliver solutions that are integrated, secure and reliable. We’ll help you take advantage of solutions that support your specific business needs.

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1. Data Mobility


A large energy company needed a more efficient and cost-effective way to manage its digital infrastructure, which supported its billing and other core business systems. It also wanted a more agile, cloud-based approach to developing new customer campaigns and applications, plus the ability to increase the size of their test and development environment.


The company considered emerging Public Cloud Services from AWS and Azure to provide it with elastic and on-demand infrastructure and connectivity to these providers through Telstra’s simplified network via Cloud Gateway. With the agility from spinning up virtual machines (VM’s) in minutes, the company can reach their data more quickly and deal with this major challenge for developers, who require ready access to the production datasets to perform testing and validation on new code module. As datasets become more dispersed in other branches and locations of the company, migrating data from on-premises to each development environment not only would be a time consuming, sometimes taking days, but also be a manual process. It would also lead to data sprawl in Public Cloud and a significant increase to their costs.


This ‘Data Gravity’ issue was solved with Virtual Storage. Storing the customer’s data adjacent to the Cloud and in a central network meant they could quickly connect to all of their data. The built-in snapshot and replication capabilities let them create copies in minutes to attach to development environments, and keep all copies secure and close to the environments. As these snapshots only use incremental space it also keeps costs under control.

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2. Data Security – when hardware fails


Many organisations are heavily dependent on digital records and are demanding high availability storage solutions to replace their traditional infrastructure. This involves best practices such as disaster recovery, change control, testing environments and N+1,.


Although best practices can be adopted at the design stage,in reality what tends to be missing is the ability to recover in near real time along with the ability to test and run disaster recovery tests. Customers were unable to recover data in near real-time, or run disaster recovery tests. Just ensuring the designs were implemented required weeks of planning, and caused a drain on both resources and finances. This meant customers could either have an ineffective business continuity plan or at times minimal coverage.


Customers can create a hybrid solution to meet their data security needs using Virtual Storage on the Telstra network. If an outage occurs, Storage Centralisation lets them recover data up to the point of outage in minutes through near real time synchronisation of data into the cloud. They can generate Disaster Recovery copies of data and keep multiple recovery points in the one cost-effective cloud location, without needing to manage a second site.

Telstra’s capability in bringing together network and cloud infrastructure to bring solutions to drive customers business outcomes.

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3. Branch Data Secured


A major law firm with branch offices across the country and overseas needed to manage an explosion of content, and at same time ensure all its users were productive. Much of the content is being produced at the network edge which in turn which raises the investment required for branch IT infrastructure as well as on-going management. What’s more, branch offices lacked the necessary security protection and defences.


Branch offices were the main generator of company revenue, and keeping them operating was critical. But the cost of maintaining remote infrastructure was significant, and remote branches often suffered outages that dragged on for weeks before services were restored. Data sovereignty was also an issue, with data from other countries not governed by the same laws as Australian generated content, putting the company under significant liability.


Storage Centralisation made the customer’s branch data much more secure, with remote data continually backed up to Virtual Storage and access and replication strictly controlled. If an outage occurs, recovery can be as quick as 10 minutes and branches can be back up and running within 15 minutes. It also enables “stateless” secure branch services, encrypting data in their overseas sites* and making it unusable if it falls into the wrong hands.

*Data in the overseas sites can be encrypted at rest and in flight (when transferred over the network) with AES 256bit encryption.

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