Calibre One Announces Go-Live & Begins SA Customer Migration to Gen 2 Cloud

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Calibre One Announces Go-Live & Begins SA Customer Migration to Gen 2 Cloud

Calibre One (C1) is excited to announce the migration of its South Australia Cloud clients to its new Gen 2 platform over the coming four weeks. The migration will shift those customers from the current Gen 1 Infrastructure located in the Internode Data Centre to Adelaide’s new Tier 3 data Centre – YourDC – located in Edinburgh Parks SA.

 

YourDC – Edinburgh, SA

“At YourDC we’re excited to welcome Calibre One into our Ecosystem as one of the market leaders in South Australia and Northern Territory in managed IT services. Over the coming years we expect this to be where the majority of our growth will be.”

Scott Hicks, CEO, YourDC

Calibre One is also excited to have Nganampa Health Council (NHC) join C1 Cloud as the first new client on the Gen2 platform with their migration currently in project management. NHC operates on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia, servicing more than 60,000 clients per year and headquartered in Alice Springs. The project involves migration of 200 users from Google Mail to Office 365 and the construction of a new highly redundant RDP platform in our Cloud for all the users. The migration is due for completion by end of June.

The new Calibre One hosting platform has been built using Openstack technology and provides easy expansion to accommodate projected future demand. Additionally, it provides Calibre One engineers with instant provisioning, management and control across all instances. With further planned regional infrastructure to come online in the next year, the platform can then provide geographical redundancy and data back-up. Inter-site communications are underpinned by a Telstra NextIP WAN technology connecting all Calibre One Data Centre infrastructure together.

 

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“Calibre One is fiercely focused on it vision of building a regional service delivery network across the country, this investment in to cloud & other investments like AirBridge Networks are an important part of our strategy and the tool kit we have available to bring the technology of today to businesses outside of Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. We are both excited & pleased with all of the partnerships we have formed with multiple vendors to bring the next generation of C1 Cloud Services to market.”

Steve Wemyss, CEO, Calibre One

Adelaide was the first platform to come online, with a Darwin platform to follow soon. The platform in Darwin is currently in design and due for launch later in the calendar year. Planning is also underway for a Townsville capability to come online sometime in 2019.

Calibre One decided to outsource the specialist design and management of the core hosting platform to Caznet Solutions. Caznet is a South Australian company that Calibre One has worked with over a number of years and has been able to deliver us a trusted solution within that partnership framework. A range of other vendor partners have been used within the solution including Dell Servers, Fortinet firewall and security products and, Cisco for core switching and routing.

“Caznet is extremely excited about our growing relationship with Calibre One and its vision in delivering regionally focused national data centre services. Since signing the final contracts in February, Caznet has achieved a fully operational dedicated IaaS environment for Calibre One in just 3 months. We’re now working with the Calibre One engineering team on migration of clients from their existing platform(s) to the dedicated platform over the next few weeks. Planning and R&D into Calibre One’s next requirement, a dedicated IaaS platform in Darwin, is already underway which will further expand our rapidly growing network footprint to three states and four datacentres.”

Shane Clay, Director, Caznet Solutions

Calibre One currently bills $3M in Cloud revenue per year in their legacy data centre business and since the 2016 merger with Nexus Tel and expansion of the Darwin and Far North Queensland teams, this has grown steadily. Calibre One believes that this and recent investment in sister company AirBridge Networks, is furthering our vision of building better connectivity, improved performance and offers greater opportunities to companies across regional Australia.

 

Previous Media References

CRN: Telstra partner Calibre One commits to $1 million central Australian data centre network

NT News: New Data Centre for NT