Optus sees Cloud opportunities with AWS

Optus will support digital transformation with Cloud services and migration support, with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The Australian telco will offer Australian business customers a range of cloud services from consultancy, advisory, migration, managed services, as well as security and risk solutions.

Under the new SCA, Optus will build a dedicated business unit that works with AWS Professional Services, a specialist team of cloud experts, to provide customers with an improved path to build new applications on AWS, and ability to scale faster as they move to the cloud.

Together with AWS, Optus will offer customers a range of differentiated cloud services such as VMWare Cloud on AWS, SAP on AWS, as well as provide migration support for workloads to help ensure a smooth transition to the cloud.

As part of its commitment to its customers’ success and upskilling its workforce, Optus has launched the Optus Cloud Academy, which will provide training for an estimated 2,000 employees with AWS cloud skills and plans to achieve more than 600 AWS accreditations over the next three years. This specialised internal program will train Optus staff with skills across cloud, Internet of Things, data and analytics, security, 5G, and edge computing through a mix of formal training courses, tailored immersion days, hackathons, and game days.

Chris Mitchell, business managing director at Optus said, the collaboration with AWS will help empower businesses to lower costs, innovate faster, and increase their agility.

“As businesses rapidly migrate from legacy infrastructures to the cloud, the combined power of AWS’ leading cloud services and Optus’ network and connectivity capabilities will deliver scalable solution to help customers to future-proof their business, and remain competitive,” he said.



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