Telstra launches multi-cloud management platform

Telstra Cloud Management Platform to be available next month

Telstra has partnered with RightScale to launch a new tool intended to help businesses manage multiple cloud platforms.

The telco said that the Telstra Cloud Management Platform would complement its Cloud Gateway offering, which it unveiled in April and allows Australian customers to directly connect to Microsoft’s Azure and Office 365 platforms, VMware’s vCloud Air, AWS, and IBM SoftLayer.

“By combining these clouds with the connection and security capabilities of Cloud Gateway and the management tools from this new platform, we can provide customers with the choice, control and confidence they need to truly embrace the cloud,” Telstra’s executive director, global products, Michelle Bendschneider, said in a statement.

The new offering is based on the RightScale Cloud Management Platform.

The platform “adds a critical layer across multiple cloud platforms that essentially gives businesses a bird’s-eye view across all of their cloud resources,” Bendschneider wrote in an entry for Telstra’s Exchange blog

“With this visibility comes to choice and control – businesses can monitor applications and then automate how workloads respond and scale in line with business demands.”

The Telstra Cloud Management Platform will be available in August for local and overseas customers, the telco said.

Telstra reported revenue of $1.3 billion for its Network Applications and Services business for the first half of FY16, representing growth of almost 33 per cent on the previous corresponding period.

The NAS business includes managed network services, collaboration, cloud, unified communications, security services, and software-as-a-service solutions for enterprise and government customers.