11 October 2016

Civica Group expands private cloud offering and lays solid foundation for business growth with NEXTDC

Civica Group, a leading supplier of software, technology and outsourcing services has expanded the reach of its private cloud offering to customers across Australia and New Zealand through NEXTDC’s M1 Melbourne data centre.

Civica Group provides software and business process services to customers spanning the government, health care, education and library sectors. Their offering includes a fully integrated IT system incorporating applications for health management, investment services, customer request management and reporting. Through their agreement with NEXTDC, Civica Group enables customers to manage their complete application environment through a single cloud offering and maintain control of their own infrastructure in the data centre.

Jan Randall, Manager Cloud Solutions, Local Government, Civica Group, said, “Previously, each of our four business units had their own cloud environments. Looking forward, we required a data centre with the ability to streamline all customer offerings in a single cloud environment. With NEXTDC’s quality hosting services, we have transformed service and application delivery for our customers at a competitive cost.

“The flexibility of M1 means we can expand hosting services beyond local councils to larger councils and offer a choice of scalable solutions to meet their unique geographical and communication needs. This provides us with a reliable platform for business growth. Many of our customers have particular requirements around data sovereignty so our private cloud offering is a big drawcard for them. They benefit from the increased level of security provided by NEXTDC’s Australian-owned and operated data centres.”

Adam Scully, Group Executive – Sales and Marketing, NEXTDC, said, “As the potential and complexity of technology increases, it’s essential customers like Civica Group have a flexible, cost effective way to manage their business critical IT infrastructure. We’re pleased Civica Group is leveraging NEXTDC’s solutions to deliver premium applications services to its customers across Australia and New Zealand and we welcome them to the NEXTDC partner community.”

Civica Group’s cloud infrastructure is currently deployed in NEXTDC’s M1 data centre. Following this highly successful implementation, Civica Group is planning to set up points of presence for its Newcastle and Auckland networks at M1 over the next two years.