Microsoft, Gen-i and Infosys join forces to deliver cloud services
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Gen-i, Microsoft and Infosys have joined forces to provide aggregated hybrid cloud services for the Australasian market.
The combined offering will allow businesses to subscribe and operate their messaging, communication and collaboration services and other enterprise workloads from the cloud.
Gen-i and Infosys will deliver Microsoft’s business productivity suite (Exchange, SharePoint, Lync) workloads in a locally hosted private cloud and will also offer hybrid cloud scenarios leveraging global public cloud with in-country private cloud.
Microsoft New Zealand managing director Paul Muckleston says the solution will be built on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 technologies and will leverage Infosys Service Aggregation Enterprise hub to deliver seamless integrated experience for customers across New Zealand and Australia.
As part of Gen-i’s cloud services portfolio, the service will be available from a variety of platforms, including third-party infrastructure-as-a-service providers, and Gen-i’s ReadyCloud platform.
The service will be hosted in both countries to meet data sovereignty requirements.
Jo Allison, Gen-i general manager marketing and operations, says final details of the service model are being resolved and that it should be available in the next quarter.
“This new partnership will provide our clients with greater flexibility to achieve the right mix of technology solutions, and the right level of performance, security and compliance at the right price,” she says.
“Our clients will gain access to hybrid cloud services and content from a single extensible source, taking advantage of optimum licensing opportunities while retaining a single point of management responsibility.”
I'd like to clarify a couple of key points though:
- The partnership's intent is to build and deliver NZ and Australian based cloud services aggregation platforms. This will allow our clients to consume a hybrid portfolio of private, public, in-country and global services according to need, and have them managed by an in-country provider.
- The Microsoft Service Provider productivity suite (again, NZ and Au based) will be a flagship offering on this platform as a significant segment of our clients are requesting it now.
- Access to the Singapore based Office 365 is one of the services on our wider plan and will be a complementary offering
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