NEXTDC, HDS & Global Storage join forces on Cloud Intelligence

Jul 24, 2014



Three of the Australian ICT industry’s biggest hitters came together today to discuss the emerging trends and challenges organisations face on the path to realising the full benefits of hybrid and public clouds.

Hosted by respected business technology writers Brad Howarth and Paul Wallbank, a number of industry experts shared their insights into the cloud strategy of the future with a gathering of the ICTs elite at the Shangri-La near The Rocks in Sydney:

  • Hitachi Data Systems CTO Asia Pacific, Adrian De Luca
  • Global Storage CEO David Duncan
  • NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie
  • Senior IDC Australia analysts Rajnathan Mudaliar and Glen Duncan.


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Image above: L-R Rupesh Gandhi, Adrian De Luca, David Duncan and Craig Scroggie at the event.

The genesis of the Intelligence for Your Cloud Strategy event was a formal announcement on Monday 21 July of a new partnership between Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Melbourne-headquartered cloud service provider Global Storage that will see the two companies jointly Go-to-Market with a competitive cloud service that gives businesses rapid access to IT resources and simplified IT operations. Hosted in NEXTDC’s world class M1 Melbourne data centre, this new service also gives customers the peace-of-mind their data is stored within Australian jurisdiction.

Image above: M1 Data Centre Global Storage CEO David Duncan said organisations are under increasing pressure to deliver faster deployment, simplify IT delivery and increase operational efficiencies, enabling them to free up resources to focus on IT-led business growth.

Delivering infrastructure and software services under a cloud subscription model, this partnership allows businesses to flex up and down without the capital expense (capex) and management requirements of traditional infrastructure. The new cloud services platform is underpinned by technical, architectural and sales experts from HDS and Global Storage specialising in infrastructure, converged technologies and cloud delivery, offering businesses a unified approach to cloud services. The next Cloud Intelligence session is scheduled for Melbourne on Tuesday 2 September. Due to the overwhelming demand for seats at the Sydney event, anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to register their interest ASAP by emailing:


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