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Advanced 365 SME selects Telstra to help provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to the UK SME market

Gives SMEs access to a market-leading cloud infrastructure and global network

17 November 2014 – Leading IT managed service provider Advanced 365 SME (Advanced) has signed an agreement with Telstra, one of the largest telecommunications and media companies in the world, to provide Telstra’s scalable cloud infrastructure and resilient network solutions to Advanced’s UK customers.

This alliance will enable Advanced to offer UK SMEs access to one of the market’s leading cloud environments at affordable prices. Businesses will also benefit from being able to access Telstra’s data centre, situated in London Docklands, for other services such as co-location and unified communications.

Andy Brown, Managing Director of Advanced 365 (SME Division) said: “UK broadband connection speeds vary significantly and many businesses overlook the importance of having the right data centre infrastructure in place to maintain optimal operational performance. As a result, some organisations are suffering from excessive latency and decreasing network bandwidth, which causes inefficiencies and fluctuating customer service levels due to data bottlenecks.”

“Telstra’s state-of-the-art data centre, leading cloud offering and reputation for providing some of the lowest latency and most resilient network solutions in the world will enable us to provide comprehensive IT managed services to drive further growth.”

“Advanced’s customers can now benefit from network connection speeds which are significantly faster compared to average industry latency performance. They can also access Telstra’s high-spec enterprise infrastructure at a reasonable price and gain significant cost, performance and reliability benefits to improve their competitive advantage,” Andy said.

Tom Homer, Head of EMEA and the Americas, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services said: “Telstra’s cloud infrastructure will provide Advanced’s customers with consistency on a global scale through a standardised approach to technology and service. This enables us to provide an exceptional end-user experience, combining the flexibility of cloud computing with a high-performance, low latency world class network.”

“We are looking forward to working closely with Advanced, who – like Telstra – has an excellent reputation for service delivery,” Tom concluded.


For further information, interviews and photography contact:

Angela Mycock and Ben Carey, Advanced Computer Software Group / 01625 856 513

Alison Caldicott, Telstra / +44 7809 313 147

Notes to Editor

About Advanced 365

Advanced 365 is a leading provider of IT managed services and business innovation solutions. Working with organisations within the private, public and charity sectors, Advanced 365 aligns technology to its clients’ business needs in order to improve their operational efficiencies, help control costs, enhance productivity and enable growth.

Core offerings include:
• Managed services focusing on the delivery of IT services including: outsourcing, cloud computing, application development and support, and unified communications.
• Business innovations to make legacy systems relevant to today’s business environment. Advanced 365 provides a CIO advisory service which supports the deployment of technologies including modernisation, legacy system migration, application development, applications support and data cleansing.

Advanced 365 is a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner and works closely with other industry leading vendors and developers including Redhat, Gamma Telecom, IBM and Oracle. Advanced 365 is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.

About Telstra

Telstra is the leading telecommunications and information services company in Australia and provides end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions. Telstra has licenses in Asia, Europe and the US and offers access to over 2,000 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe. Telstra’s extended reach means that it can offer customers smarter technology solutions to support sustainable business growth.