Orange Business Services has won a contract with Cricket
Australia to deploy its cloud computing solution Flexible
Computing Premium and transform its IT infrastructure into
a robust, flexible and scalable platform to cater to future
business growth and development.
"Flexible Computing Premium - flexible, secure
infrastructure as a service - will support the IT
infrastructure of Cricket Australia," said Gordon
Makryllos, managing director, Orange Business Services
Australasia. "The solution helps companies build a custom
infrastructure and covers the whole playing field,
including OS and databases, managed Internet access and
transition services. New servers and virtual machines will
also be provided to ensure that mission critical
applications are not disrupted during peaks in
Proactive security services will also be applied to protect
confidential Cricket Australia and customer information
from external threats. All state cricketing bodies aligned
under Cricket Australia will be able to leverage shared
services in a secure environment, reducing administrative
Orange's understanding of Cricket Australia's business
requirements, coupled with the ability to map that to its
technical needs was instrumental in the contract win. As
the Australian governing body for cricket, Cricket
Australia needed a flexible and secure cloud service that
could link its nationwide employees and member
organizations efficiently and effectively.
"We needed a partner who understood our needs and could
deliver a scalable and resilient solution that will grow
with us," said Kate Banozic, executive general manager,
business and advisory services, Cricket Australia. "With
Orange, we can maximize efficiencies within the IT
infrastructure, allowing our state bodies and ourselves to
operate more effectively and collaboratively. Our intent is
to deliver to our customers enhanced web experience
particularly during activity peaks."
Orange is not only transforming the existing IT
infrastructure into a platform that has the capability to
meet Cricket Australia's growth needs over the next 36
months, but also consolidating and integrating the current
environment with the cloud solution.
"Our global network and extensive experience in managed
services means that Flexible Computing Premium, our cloud
solution, is ideally placed to deliver the reliable and
strong cloud platform that Cricket Australia requires,"
said Makryllos. "Our professional expertise and operational
capabilities guarantee end-to-end availability and
performance of network and applications - something that is
vital for a leading organization such as Cricket
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading
telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion
euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30
September 2012, including 105,000 employees in France.
Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer
base of 227 million customers at 30 September 2012,
including 169 million mobile customers and 15 million
broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide.
Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and
broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange
Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing
telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project,
"conquests2015", Orange is
simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and
shareholders, as well as the society in which the company
operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These
commitments are expressed through a new vision of human
resources for employees; through the deployment of a
network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its
future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a
superior customer experience thanks in particular to
improved quality of service; and through the acceleration
of international development.
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