Infosys, Microsoft And Gen-i Partner To Simplify Australian Cloud Deployments
Sydney, Australia – November 14, 2012 : Infosys, Microsoft and Gen-i have announced a managed service platform designed to simplify the deployment, management and control of Cloud services for Australian and trans-Tasman enterprises and government agencies.
Services available in the platform will include Microsoft’s latest messaging, collaboration and virtualisation tools, including Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync and Virtual Desktops. Solutions over this platform will be brought to market by Infosys and Gen-i. The platform can be hosted in Australia and/ or New Zealand according to client requirements, using Gen‑i's proven secure, in-country architecture to assure local data sovereignty. Solutions over this platform will be brought to market by Infosys and Gen-i.
Clients will be able to broker these and other Cloud resources via a streamlined web interface that delivers a single point of truth for the use of public and private cloud services across the entire organisation. This enterprise management tool is powered by the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub , now available in Australia for the first time.
IDC, a leading industry analyst firm, has identified a number of benefits that enterprises will derive from the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub, including enabling time-to-market, optimising end-user productivity, meeting regulatory requirements, alignment with corporate objectives, arbitraging service providers, and optimising and aligning investments with revenue.  IDC Event Flash, Infosys Brings to Market Cloud Ecosystem Hub: Designed for Control While Enabling Flexibility, doc #236483, August 2012.
“Bringing greater transparency and accountability is a huge challenge for clients adopting Cloud,” said Vishnu Bhat, Vice President and Global Head – Cloud, Infosys. “We are addressing the complex contractual, sovereignty and security issues of large enterprises by providing a single point of accountability, single contract and single invoice for clients who may be integrating multiple public and private Cloud workloads.”
“The adoption of Cloud based services is accelerating,” said Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia. “Enterprises can now improve their management policies and control mechanisms so they can reduce complexity, and better understand how to profit from these new opportunities. Our partnership with Infosys and Gen-i offers Australia a simpler and more controlled migration path to the Cloud.”
Paul Wilson, Gen-i Managing Director Australia noted that consumer style self-provisioning arrangements have caused complexity for large organisations. “The objective of this partnership is to help our Australian clients consume a hybrid portfolio of private and public Cloud services at their own pace, scale and business need, all while being managed and hosted in Australia,” said Wilson. “By offering a single point of management reporting and accountability, we are seeking to deliver a seamless client experience and enable our clients to gain efficiencies through a choice of services, without compromising on performance or security.”
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