Melbourne IT signs cloud deal with 2nd Watch

Customers will be able to migrate workloads to the cloud for a fixed price

Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB) has signed a deal with US-based Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner 2Nd Watch to offer customers secure cloud services.

The partnership will be promoting Cloud Factory services within Australia. Cloud Factory is a set of tools and services for migrating entire data centres or individual workloads to the public cloud.

According to 2nd Watch co-founder Jeff Aden, Australian and New Zealand organisations can now utilise the same data centre experience and outcomes that US companies benefit from with fixed price migrations.

Data will be hosted in Australia to comply with data sovereignty requirements.

One customer that has started using the Cloud Factory service is Booking Boss, an online booking software supplier to the travel industry. The company wanted to migrate its business to a managed cloud environment.

According to Booking Boss CEO Renee Welsh, it wanted to do a cloud migration with minimal disruption to the business.

In February 2015, Melbourne IT announced that it would be acquiring Canberra-based cloud services provider UberGlobal Group for $15.5 million.

UberGlobal provides domain registration, hosting and cloud applications. It has 70,000 customers and over 400 resellers in Australia.

The sale is expected to be complete by 30 April 2015. Shareholders of UberGlobal will receive an additional payout if the company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) exceed $2.1 million.

Melbourne IT has been contacted for more information.

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