28 November 2017

Early bird CT4 catches the worm at NEXTDC B2

CT4 partner with NEXTDC to optimise Brisbane businesses’ cloud operations.

International cloud services provider CT4 were one of the first early-access customers through the doors at NEXTDC’s newly opened B2 Brisbane data centre, as they expand their Brisbane footprint.

CT4 use NEXTDC’s Data Centre Interconnect service (DCI) to seamlessly link B2 with their existing infrastructure at B1, NEXTDC’s first Brisbane facility. CT4 also have a presence at P1 Perth, and are planning to relocate their Sydney infrastructure into S1 Sydney – from where they will be able to expand into the S2 data centre in development nearby in Macquarie Park.

CT4’s deployment into B2 was overseen by CT4 Technology Manager, Wayne Moore: “The guys from NEXTDC made sure we had connectivity when we moved in, and this allowed us to manage connectivity to other sites using software. Using these types of SDN allows us to quickly connect to other sites, to migrate connections and change speeds on the fly, without having to wait forever for traditional carriers to build an inflexible service that is locked into a three-year contract.”

“The decision to expand our partnership with NEXTDC was an easy one. We have always found NEXTDC to be very easy to work with, responsive to our needs and able to deliver a great service. The speed of turnaround of cross connects and remote hands work from NEXTDC is a huge bonus.”

The initial services CT4 are delivering from B2 include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for a building franchise, IaaS for a mining operations branch office, and active disaster recovery for other sites. For customers using Office365 and workloads in Azure, CT4 will soon be adding ExpressRoute connectivity at B2.

The exceptional resilience of B2’s critical infrastructure for NEXTDC customers was confirmed earlier this year when it became the first Asia Pacific colocation data centre to receive Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) from Uptime Institute, the world’s leading independent data centre advisory and certification organisation.

Adam Scully, Group Executive Sales and Marketing, NEXTDC, said, “It’s great to see CT4 getting to work straight away at B2. A data centre of Tier IV-calibre operating in Brisbane is an exciting development for the local market. Supporting the growth of cloud providers like CT4 in the Australian market is exactly what B2 was designed for. We can provide the space, connectivity and hands-on services CT4 needs to deliver a complete range of cloud services to the Brisbane business community.”

CT4 host infrastructure in 12 data centres around the world, with offices in 5 countries. CT4 has developed strong partnerships with VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and AWS to deliver public and private cloud services, leveraged by an in-house development team to build hybrid cloud solutions for their customers.