TELUS has announced the launch of the TELUS AgilIT Virtual Private Cloud, an innovative service that enables businesses to take full control of their cloud environment. The first of TELUS’ AgilITcloud offerings, and unlike other cloud infrastructure services, TELUS’ Virtual Private Cloud service provides organizations of all sizes access to computing resources on-demand with a powerful, full-featured portal that enables 24×7 remote access to view and manage their cloud.
“TELUS has taken a quality-based approach to cloud computing by providing customers with secured, guaranteed capacity of computing power while maintaining the flexibility to create, change or suspend their computing jobs as required through a centralized view of their cloud infrastructure,” said Tony Krueck, vice-president of Business Products & Services at TELUS. “This allows businesses to respond with greater agility to market demands, develop new applications faster, and contain IT costs by subscribing to computing capacity only as needed.”
With TELUS AgilIT Virtual Private Cloud, organizations can migrate to the cloud without worries. The service offers the flexible, scalable, enterprise-class infrastructure businesses of any size need to succeed today and into the future – without the capital and maintenance expenses of building and supporting excessive IT infrastructure in-house. IT managers are in control of the scale and cost of the resources used, yet gain the flexibility to instantly adjust up or down as needed. Since TELUS takes care of managing the infrastructure, internal IT staff is relieved from many of the burdens of day-to-day management, enabling them to focus on more strategic tasks such as business innovation, applications and end-user productivity.
“AMD’s Opteron 6100- and newest-generation 6200-series processors are helping TELUS deliver a high-performance and energy-efficient cloud computing solution,”said Vladimir Rozanovich, vice-president of North America Commercial Business, AMD.
Lloyd Carney, CEO of Xsigo added that “Xsigo’s Data Center Fabric provides TELUS with the performance, networking efficiencies and operational flexibility that a world-class cloud computing environment demands.”
TELUS engineered its cloud service leveraging the next generation of commercial grade hardware and software technologies from leading providers including AMD, NetApp, VMware, and Xsigo. The chosen platforms underwent extensive evaluation and integration efforts to ensure the service delivers the security, performance, scalability and reliability required by businesses and organizations to implement the cloud with confidence while retaining the applications and data within Canada.
“TELUS is a Platinum level Service Provider in NetApp’s expanding partner ecosystem that is capitalizing on new opportunities to grow their business by delivering innovative private cloud services built on NetApp storage,” said Jeff Goldstein, vice-president and general manager of NetApp Canada. “This new TELUS AgilIT service will help our mutual customers accelerate deployment of private clouds and offers greater flexibility in managing their storage needs.”
“The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape,” added Grant Aitken, Area vice-president, VMware Canada. “We look forward to supporting TELUS further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape.”