CloudCentral signs deals with NextDC, Equinix

Cloud provider to run infrastructure out of NextDC facilities, establishes Sydney point of presence with Equinix

Cloud infrastructure service provider CloudCentral has signed a contract with NextDC (ASX: NXT) to run infrastructure out of the data centre provider’s facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.

In addition, CloudCentral will have access to NextDC’s Perth data centre, P1, once it opens in 2014.

According to NextDC CEO Craig Scroggie, the agreement will offer an “extra layer” of redundancy for Cloud Central’s customers.

“Spreading data across a number of different locations is the ultimate tool in fighting downtime,” he said in a statement.

“In addition, geographical redundancy means that even in the event of a natural disaster in one city, copies of data will remain safe in a different location.”

CloudCentral CEO Kris Sheather added that it will be able to offer partners and customers lower latency as they can choose their data from the facility closest to their location.

“It will also be beneficial for large national companies who want staff working from multiple locations to have rapid access to all of their information,” he said.

Equinix point of presence

In other news, CloudCentral has established a Sydney point of presence (PoP) with data centre provider Equinix.

The additional capacity will support the delivery of onshore cloud-based services to government and businesses.

According to Equinix Australia managing director Tony Simonsen, its Sydney data centre meets a range of accreditations for energy saving and CO2 emissions reduction.

“This suits the CloudCentral goal to provide business critical service levels hosted in our Tier-III-rated facility," he said.

CloudCentral was appointed to the Australian Government Information Management Office’s (AGIMO) datacentre-as-a-service multi use list in November 2012, while Equinix is part of the AGIMO’s data centre facilities panel.

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