This will enable them to provision and upload virtual machines into the Alphawest cloud on the MPLS-based Optus Evolve network.
Alphawest is one of approximately 15 companies internationally involved in VMware's global vCloud Beta program and only one of several service provider partners in Australia.
Rob Parcell, CEO of Alphawest said organisations are looking to cloud computing to save money and improve efficiency.
He said they also want the flexibility, security, service levels and control needed for production applications, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
"By utilising cloud computing on the Optus Evolve network, our customers will be able to invest their hard earned capital where they see the greatest value, close to customers, rather than spending on back-end infrastructure," said Parcell.
"Participating in the VMware vCloud Beta puts Alphawest in a leading position in the Australian cloud services market.
"In addition, we are the first Cisco partner in the Asia Pacific to have procured the Cisco Unified Computing System, so that we can provide the scale and performance required by enterprise customers who are utilising the Optus Evolve network.
"This makes our virtualisation and data centre customer offering compelling and unique," he added.
The VMware vCloud is the next instalment for enterprise-ready private cloud.
The vCloud helps organisations retain flexibility of choice - independent of hardware, operating systems and applications.
Paul Harapin, managing director, VMware A/NZ said the company is pleased that Alphawest is amongst the first organisations in this region to participate in its global vCloud beta program.
"VMware's cloud model being delivered by Alphawest enables organisations of any size to access a flexible, dynamic and scalable cloud computing infrastructure, providing a practical fulfillment of VMware's vision of IT as a service," he said.