Story image

Datacom launches 'game changing' National Network

02 Aug 16

Datacom has launched what it says is a ‘game changer’ for the Australian data centre market – a national network connecting its nine data centres providing a high performance network for customers to access digital assets, infrastructure and public cloud.

Datacom says it’s guaranteeing availability and throughput and customers can scale up and down on the fly, without having to maintain constant peak-level capacity and expenditure.

Customers will be able to pay a single monthly bill for site to site connectivity, on a per Mbit/sec basis.

The National Network uses ‘several’ third party, Tier-1 telcos and their fibre networks, enabling customers to choose which data utilises which dedicated connection, how data is routed and stored and providing ‘a more consistent network experience for users, no matter where they are’.

“This means almost every aspect of a customer’s IT infrastructure is customisable, producing scalable solutions in both speed and storage, and industry leading reliability and security, while also catering to state data localisation laws,” Datacom says.

The network connects Datacom’s entire nine data centre footprint across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and West Australia and Datacom says it has a road map to roll the offering out to New Zealand for trans-Tasman access.

Datacom says the network features fully redundant connectivity capable of surviving disaster recovery events and access to additional Datacom services including core switching, edge switching, internet services and firewalls.

Glenn Scown, Datacom Systems Australia says “We are proud of what we’ve achieved with the National Network.

“The National Network means that customers will experience the best possible experience fromour high performance network, from almost anywhere in Australia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he says.

The network is scalable, running from 1Mbps to 10Gbps, offering multiple bandwidth options with burst capabilities to accommodate peak traffic volumes, and incorporates Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud, as well as linking with Datacom’s own Cloud Services platform.

“We think this is a fundamental game changer for the Australian data centre market, and offers capabilities no one else in the market can fulfil,” Scown says.

“We guarantee availability and throughput, and the support of the world’s leading public cloud vendors creates a robust infrastructure that can cater to any company’s need, from small business to multi-national.”

A10’s app delivery solution now on Azure Marketplace
With the Harmony Controller, organisations can automate deployment and operations of application services.
Virtustream launches cloud automation and security capabilities
Virtustream Enterprise Cloud enhancements accelerate time-to-value for enterprises moving mission critical apps to the cloud.
Digital Realty nabs new executive appointment from Equinix
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer could be the game plan that Digital Realty is currently following.
CSPs ‘not capable enough’ to meet 5G demands of end-users
A new study from Gartner produced some startling findings, including the lack of readiness of communications service providers (CSPs).
Microsoft invests in more Azure availability for Asia
Asia is proving to be a hot spot among the major cloud providers with new investments happening on a seemingly weekly basis.
Korean Air to close on-premises data centre within 3 years
One of the world’s top ten airlines has declared its going all-in with cloud and shutting down its on-premises infrastructure - the first in APAC to do so.
Industry cloud market forecast for ‘unusual’ growth
The market for industry cloud solutions is in good stead with that growth showing little signs of slowing.
Dell EMC embeds security in latest servers
Dell EMC's 14th generation of PowerEdge servers has comprehensive management tools to provide security across hardware and firmware.