Telstra Extends Cloud Services to USA26 Jun, 2014
Telstra is bringing new cloud infrastructure services into the United States (US), expanding on its offering already available in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, and strengthening its global virtual private cloud solution for multinational customers.
Martin Bishop, Telstra Global Head of Network Applications and Services, said the US extension, which will be located on the East Coast, was an important milestone in Telstra's on-going strategy to provide cloud infrastructure services to support business growth initiatives.
"The new US node brings our total cloud presence up to seven distinct locations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific and will enable customers operating across multiple geographic locations, including the US, to quickly and efficiently realise the benefits of enterprise cloud services on their global operations," he said.
"When it comes to IT projects, we are finding that customers are increasingly opting for cloud-based services and with this expansion we are even better equipped to serve organisations with operations in the US - be it their long-term head-quarters or a new market they are expanding into.
"On top of this, Telstra Cloud Infrastructure customers can rest assured that their applications are delivered over one of the world's most extensive telecommunications networks that extends access to over 1,900 Points-of-Presence (PoPs).
"In fact, the network underpinning our cloud helps to meet the unique needs of our customers by adapting according to the specific profile of their applications and workloads to deliver their end-users an exceptional experience."
According to Martin, the expanded cloud capacity means customers can enjoy the same user experience, no matter where their operations are located around the world.
"Our cloud infrastructure is a globally consistent platform that customers can depend on, regardless of the location of their offices or data. We have a consistent approach to technology, service and application performance which means our customers can seamlessly deploy applications and deliver business processes across multiple geographic locations."
Earlier this year, Telstra also announced that it would be the first globally to launch Cisco Cloud Services based on Cisco's InterCloud platform in Australia by the end of 2014, offering customers greater flexibility and choice to select the service that best suits their application needs.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Telstra Global is part of Telstra Corporation Limited, the leading telecommunications and information services company of Australia. We provide top-tier international customers across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas with a full breadth of holistic and end-to-end solutions including managed network services, data, voice, and satellite solutions. Through our strategic investments over the years, we now own one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world, together with our offshore subsidiaries. We have licenses in Asia, Europe and the US and facilitate access to over 1,900 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.