Telstra Global extends cloud services to US

Telstra Global, part of the Australian operator Telstra, says it has expanded is cloud infrastructure in the United States.

Telstra Global, part of the Australian operator Telstra, says it has expanded is cloud infrastructure in the United States.

The addition of a new node located on the U.S East Coast will add to cloud coverage that is already available in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. This will also strengthen the virtual private cloud service for multinational customers, the operator says.

Martin Bishop, Telstra Global head of network applications and services, said the US extension is an important milestone in Telstra’s ongoing 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 realize 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 organizations with operations in the US – be it their long-term head-quarters or a new market they are expanding into,” Bishop added.

According to Bishop, 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.

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