Telstra to extend Cisco InterCloud to Hong Kong, Singapore
Building on earlier commitments to launch Cisco’s InterCloud platform in Australia Telstra said the service is now in live beta in the country, and announced plans to bring the OpenStack-based platform to Hong Kong and Singapore.
In March Telstra became the first partner Cisco signed up to host its InterCloud platform, a technology being positioned by the networking incumbent as a key enabler of hybrid cloud.
The platform boasts single-pane management (InterCloud Director) of private and public cloud resources and supports workload management in multi-hypervisor (Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, etc.) and multi-cloud environments, including those deployed using OpenStack and CloudStack.
Telstra said the platform is now being trialled in Australia, and it plans to build out Cisco-based nodes in Singapore and Hong Kong – though declined to specify when the rollout in these new regions would conclude.
Erez Yarkoni, executive director of cloud at Telstra said the partnership is helping the company accelerate its cloud go-to-market strategy globally.
“We continue to execute our hybrid cloud strategy both domestically and globally, partnering with providers of best in class cloud infrastructure. Through our strategic relationship with Cisco, development of the Cisco Intercloud has progressed well in Australia with Telstra customers and partners now trialing the service,” Yarkoni said.
“We are diversifying our portfolio at a rapid pace, adding capabilities and exciting products that are relevant to our customer’s businesses. As we continue to expand our cloud services portfolio to a global footprint, at the core we are offering our customers choice and flexibility, making the transition to hybrid and public clouds simpler and easier to manage,” he added.
Telstra, which has standardised its cloud platform on Cisco technology, announced plans earlier this summer to extend its cloud platform to the east coast of the US, enabling the telco to offer its cloud services in all of the major geographies.