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Cloud computing is set to become a billion dollar industry in New Zealand and Australia by 2013, global market researcher IDC claims.
Due to this growing market, systems integrator Gen-i announced the launch of its cloud computing strategy today. Gen-i said the cloud solutions would integrate with a company's existing ICT infrastructure to ensure customers get the best out of their existing assets and new cloud opportunities.
Gen-i also released details on its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) portfolio of solutions that provide users with leveraged virtual servers, storage, networking and desktops.
Gen-i chief executive Chris Quin said the company was investing in existing services, as well as adding new capabilities to increase the functionality of its offerings. “Gen-i is absolutely dependent on New Zealand and Australia being successful in this area, which is why we are 100% committed to getting it right first time, on time,” Mr Quin said.
“We help clients move along the technology continuum at the speed and route that best suits their business needs, wherever they are starting with a DIY approach, outsourced or fully hosted service.
"We predict that around 25% of new ICT services will be delivered via the cloud in the future, with the remaining 75% continuing to be deployed either in-house or outsourced to providers, such as Gen-i.
“Of course, the complexity will still exist - and that’s exactly where our focus lies. We advise on the best solutions, managing the complexity to provide a simple and integrated user experience. Our proven capability in integrating network delivered services with on-site infrastructure will ensure our clients get the best out of their existing assets and new cloud opportunities,” Mr Quin said.
The new strategy will be available throughout Australasia.