Perth-based managed services provider Cirrus Networks has secured a deal with Deakin University to provide a new data storage platform tailor-made for the Victoria-based university’s Tier 1 workloads.
Cirrus partnered with Pure Storage to deploy the flash storage company’s solutions to the university.
“We undertook rigorous analysis of solutions in the market through a competitive process,” Craig Warren, Deakin University executive director of ICT infrastructure services, said.
“Cirrus, in partnership with Pure Storage were able to demonstrate a platform which would not only meet our existing requirements, but showed a technology roadmap that will enable the university to deliver enhanced processes and performance in the future.”
The contract is valued in excess of $900,000, and is Cirrus’ latest with a major university since its 2015 deal with Curtin University. It also comes two days after landing a $1.4 million contract with Pilbara Ports Authority.
“Cirrus is delighted to have won this significant contract with this preeminent and technologically advanced university,” Cirrus managing director Matt Sullivan said. “We are excited at the opportunity to work with Deakin and look forward to the mutual benefits this engagement can deliver.”