Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:20

Microsoft announces new Azure partners and features customers at Ignite Featured

By

Microsoft has announced six new Azure CSP partners and provided examples of key customers on the Azure platform in Australia.

While banging the cloud and Azure drum at the Ignite conference yesterday, keynote speaker Brad Andersen named the new CSP partners:

  • Buttonwood Cloud Exchange
  • Rackspace
  • SaaSPlaza
  • Datacom
  • Dimension Data
  • Data#3.

Andersen, corporate vice president, enterprise mobility, pointed to a number of large Australian organisations that are currently on the Azure platform.

“To give one example, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has adopted the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to enable their 5,000 workers across the State to work from wherever they choose, knowing they are safe from data loss and security breaches,” said Andersen.

“Another example is Department of WA Sport and Recreation. They began using Azure to take advantage of Office 365 to ensure they had a stable environment for authentication and single sign-on. Now, all of their staff, including those in regional and remote areas, have mobile access to centralised data and services. Thanks to ExpressRoute this takes them straight into the cloud.

“A core attribute of the intelligent cloud is integration. We know many businesses feel a hybrid cloud is important - and, indeed, most organisations already use capacity from multiple clouds. Much of the IT spend directed by Line of Business teams is on SaaS apps and apps developed on the public cloud. Thus, compatibility and integration are key. We've seen how this works in practice with customers, like the insurer QBE.

“QBE operates in a heavily-regulated industry with numerous compliance obligations. The need to carefully abide by these regulations was front and centre as the company selected a cloud vendor. Ultimately, it came down to trust and compliance. With Azure, QBE can conduct its testing and development in the cloud and then, when it switches to customer data, it deploys all that software back into its own data centre.”

The Ignite conference, the first to be held in Australia, continues for the rest of the week.


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Active Vs. Passive DWDM Solutions

An active approach to your growing optical transport network & connectivity needs.

Building dark fibre network infrastructure using WDM technology used to be considered a complex challenge that only carriers have the means to implement.

This has led many enterprises to build passive networks, which are inferior in quality and ultimately limit their future growth.

Why are passive solutions considered inferior? And what makes active solutions great?

Read more about these two solutions, and how PacketLight fits into all this.

CLICK HERE!

WEBINAR INVITE 8th & 10th September: 5G Performing At The Edge

Don't miss the only 5G and edge performance-focused event in the industry!

Edge computing will play a critical part within digital transformation initiatives across every industry sector. It promises operational speed and efficiency, improved customer service, and reduced operational costs.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

But these technologies will only reach their full potential with assured delivery and performance – with a trust model in place.

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce a two-part digital event, sponsored by Accedian, on the 8th & 10th of September titled 5G: Performing at the Edge.

REGISTER HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Stan Beer

 

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News