Monday, 24 August 2015 15:30

The Equinix Kloud fix: new channel partner in the mix


Equinix’s clout has seen it add Kloud Solutions as its latest channel partner, set to ‘provide Australian enterprises a truly holistic approach in optimising cloud infrastructure.’

Kloud Solutions has joined Equinix as a channel partner, as is ‘now able to resell and refer Equinix infrastructure and interconnection solutions to their customers.’

This is all part of the ‘Equinix Channel Program’, which was introduced to assist managed service providers, such as Kloud Solutions, to ‘design and deploy the right IT and cloud solutions for enterprise customers.’

Equinix points to a recent report by Gartner, where ‘Australian enterprises are estimated to spend over $2.5 billion on data centre services in 2015,’ which is an increase from the $2.3 billion spent on these services in 2014. Managed service providers are able to leverage this opportunity in Australia by delivering comprehensive and customised offerings to enterprises looking to move to the cloud.’

Kloud Solutions says it is ‘a premier provider of managed IT services, specialising in designing, deploying and managing cloud based services for blue-chip enterprises,’ with a purpose to ‘provide a holistic approach to optimising IT infrastructure, services and processes utilising cloud platforms.’

Adding to Kloud’s clout is the company’s #1 ranking in ‘the Australian Financial Review’s BRW Fast 100 Companies index, and was recently named as the 2015 Microsoft Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year, at Microsoft’s 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference.’

So, what the new channel partnership with Kloud Solutions enables it to do is to ;resell and refer Equinix data centre and interconnection solutions. By leveraging the Equinix Channel Program, Kloud Solutions is able to offer its enterprise customers Equinix’s secure, high availability and interconnected data centre environments.’

In addition to Equinix’s ‘world class data centre infrastructure’, Kloud Solutions says it can also ‘leverage Equinix’s global footprint and advanced interconnection solutions, such as the Equinix Cloud Exchange, when delivering premium hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises.’

Equinix’s Cloud Exchange enables Kloud Solutions ‘to leverage multiple cloud service providers, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, from multiple networks, all from a single port. This provides Kloud Solutions’ customers with improved security, low-latency and high-performance direct connections with public and private cloud providers.’

There’s also the the Equinix Performance Hub, which is ‘a solution that distributes a company’s data centre infrastructure across multiple locations, while optimising its networks and accelerating application delivery to employees, customers and partners worldwide.’

Unsurprisingly, Kloud Solutions says it is ‘able implement this solution to assist meeting customers’ IT performance, reliability and cost requirements, while unlocking new revenue streams in an expanding global market.’

Of course, Equinix notes its vast ecosystems which consist of ‘more than 250 IT and cloud providers, and over 150 networks in Australia’ which Kloud Solutions can gain access to, as well as more than 6,300 existing global customers, letting Kloud ‘add value for their customers through system and network design, deployment, and management.’

In addition to all of that, Kloud’s customers can ‘gain access to Platform Equinix, Equinix’s global footprint of over 100 data centres in 33 markets.’

Nicki Bowers, MD and Co-Founder of Kloud Solutions saidL “Equinix’s data centre and advanced interconnection solutions complement our hybrid cloud offerings perfectly. With its global reach and vast number of network and cloud providers within Australia, Equinix is a key portfolio for us to align with, as we continue to grow and deliver our premium managed cloud services.

“We are excited to add Equinix’s hybrid cloud solutions to our customised offerings.”

Jeremy Deutsch, MD of Equinix Australia said: “As one of Australia’s fastest growing companies, Kloud Solutions is a great fit for our channel program.

“Kloud is showing organisations of all shapes and sizes how cloud offers tremendous benefits when using the right platforms, networks and processes. It’s great to be joining forces with Kloud, realising the benefits of cloud technologies for more and more Australian businesses.”

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