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Telstra cloud certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux ready

Telstra cloud certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux ready

25 August 2011 – Telstra has received Red Hat Enterprise Linux certification providing certainty to Australian organisations moving into Telstra’s cloud computing environment.

Telstra is the first Australian telecommunication company and one of only a handful of global organisations to receive accreditation by Red Hat, expanding the range of enterprise applications compatible with Telstra’s cloud computing services.

Telstra Executive Director, Philip Jones, said the certification is the latest in the company’s continuing investment in cloud computing.

“Telstra has partnered with Red Hat as part of our hosting services program for many years and accreditation as a Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider is a significant development for Telstra cloud computing,” Mr Jones said.

“Offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux in our cloud computing environment offers our customers more choice, more flexibility and the opportunity for them to run more applications out of our cloud. We have worked to optimise the platform for high-performance and a secure service experience to support the broad portfolio of leading-edge enterprise applications and middleware software,” Mr Jones said.

Red Hat Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Business, Scott Crenshaw, said the organisation is proud to partner with Telstra.

“We welcome Telstra to our Certified Cloud Provider program.  To be one of the operating platforms available on Telstra’s cloud computing services shows the demand for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in cloud deployments,” Mr Crenshaw said.

“We’ve spoken with organisations across a wide range of industries that are utilising cloud capabilities and they tell us that Red Hat Enterprise Linux brings them great value in cloud environments,” Mr Crenshaw said.

Existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers as well as those organisations wishing to move to more agile and cost effective Linux based operating systems can run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and supported applications and databases on Telstra’s supported cloud platform.

The certification process involves rigorous testing of Telstra’s cloud computing environment to ensure that they meet the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program requirements for enterprise cloud deployments.

Telstra cloud computing services leverage the Telstra Next IP network and Next G network and include the complete management of cloud services for security, support, fault management and delivery.