Global cloud planned by Telstra

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Global cloud planned by Telstra
Telstra CEO David Thodey.

Telstra plans to roll out servers and storage across Asia and as far away as the United Kingdom as part of a global cloud strategy.

Sources suggest Telstra will soon announce an IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) offering from data centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

This would include provision of virtual servers, storage, disaster recovery and security services, presumably bundled on the same bill as Telstra’s IP connectivity.

Several key executives behind the original build-out of Telstra's Australian cloud services are now stationed in Hong Kong and London.

Australia’s largest telco has struggled to compete on cloud computing with the global networks of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Rackspace.

A global network of cloud services could give the telco a big leg-up in retaining the hosting business of large Australian corporates with multinational operations or ambitions.

It would also explain the large capital investment ($800 million) Telstra CEO David Thodey promised to throw at cloud computing services in 2011.

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