Optus Business and ICT services company Alphawest have announced that Curtin University of Technology has become the first pilot customer for a beta cloud-based service.
The beta service, which will be provided via the Optus Evolve IP network, uses cloud technology from Cisco, EMC and VMware.
The companies have been helping Curtin Uni define its cloud computing road-map for the past 12 months, Optus said.
“Using virtual machines or infrastructure on a consumption basis provides enormous flexibility in terms of pricing and usage, as well as the ability to scale up and down depending on our current computing needs,” Curtin Uni CIO Peter Nikoletatos said.
“That we are able to provision the service ourselves and enact changes as and when we need to makes it even more compelling.”
Curtin Uni is also deploying a private cloud using Cisco Unified Computing architecture, and piloting EMC’s Avamar data de-duplication technology, he added.