Macquarie Telecom Invests $1M in EMC Infrastructure Technology to Enable Business Cloud Services

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EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, has announced that Macquarie Telecom has purchased more than AUD$1 million of EMC storage and automation tools to support its private cloud hosting services.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that Macquarie Telecom has purchased more than AUD$1 million of EMC storage and automation tools to support its private cloud hosting services.

As part of a continuous improvement program to Macquarie Telecom’s Intellicentre, (its dedicated managed hosting facility), the company reviewed the fundamental technologies underpinning the center to support its growth in business and subsequently partnered with EMC.

“There is a growing demand for managed cloud computing-based services because they simplify an organization’s IT environment, giving it flexibility and turning capital expenses to operational expenses, which is important in today’s economy,” explains Aidan Tudehope, Managing Director, Hosting, Macquarie Telecom. “One of the key value points of EMC’s proposal was the synergy between its storage offering and its range of automation tools”.

Using EMC CLARiiON® networked storage, Macquarie Telecom will host customers’ digital media content, including mission critical web applications and e-commerce websites. In addition, Macquarie Telecom will use EMC Ionix IT™ management software to simplify and automate management of the company’s virtual and physical infrastructure.

“We are expecting to realize savings of more than AUD$260,000 over the next three years through the reduction of operational costs with the Ionix infrastructure and service management solutions. Another important benefit is that it will enable us to continually improve our customer service levels. Something we take very seriously”, Tudehope added.

EMC’s David Webster, President, Australia and New Zealand says EMC is pleased to be working with Macquarie Telecom as it innovates in managed hosting services with an environment that maximizes storage capability and reduces operational cost.

“Enabling and supporting organizations on their journey to the cloud is a clear focus for EMC. We are helping customers by providing the technology that simplifies management and increases efficiency and capacity of virtual infrastructures.”

Established in 1992 as one of the first telecommunications providers of the deregulated era, Macquarie Telecom delivers a full range of server hosting, data, voice and mobile services to the public and private sector throughout Australia. Its data center storage requirements are growing exponentially at a rate of more than 30 per cent per annum. Additionally, 40 per cent of Macquarie Telecom’s existing customer base has migrated to dedicated virtualized environments, while 95 per cent of new customers’ requirements are based on virtualized environments.

About EMC
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at http://www.EMC.com

EMC, CLARiiON and Ionix are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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