Harbour IT Launches Pure Cloud

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10-October-2013

Harbour IT Launches Pure Cloud

Australia’s First Pure Storage Cloud

Cloud Provider Harbour IT becomes first Australian Gold Partner of Fast Growing start up Pure Storage and launches Cloud Flash Solution

– Pure Storage based and tested and tried by sister company, NBN provider Harbour ISP –

 

Press Release

Harbour IT is pleased to announce the release of its’ Premium Cloud offering – Pure Cloud – utilising possibly the most advanced flash storage technology available in the market today. Coupled with Harbour IT’s Tier 1 Cisco UCS/Nexus 7000 infrastructure and Australia’s leading Data Centre – Equinix,  Pure Storage’s high speed flash arrays provide the foundation for an extremely high performance Premium Cloud offering – at an affordable price.

Until now the price of flash has been out of reach for most businesses. Recent innovation is changing the game.  Harbour IT’s Pure Cloud is designed for those organisations seeking a highly secure, scalable and above all extremely fast Cloud Computing Platform at a realistic price point.

Flash is ideal for VDI, Oracle databases, SQL servers and those seeking real time analytics.

Fast Data becoming ever more critical

Managing Director Craig Bishop recognised early that fast access to applications and large amounts of data is becoming critical to the productivity and success of many businesses.

 “The technology and need has evolved, and for a forward looking company like Harbour IT it became clear that it wasn’t a matter of ‘if’ we seek out a flash solution, but to seek out ‘the best’ flash solution”

Harbour IT undertook an exhaustive evaluation of storage technology and found Pure Storage, a solution that unlike many others has been designed for flash from the ground up.  Inline De-duplication, extreme high density, affordable cost, small physical footprint and phenomenal IO throughput made the final choice very easy.

Tested on Australia’s 5th largest NBN provider

Being the first providers in Australia to integrate Pure Storage Harbour IT testing saw key internal systems and sister company, NBN provider Harbour ISP, move to the new solution.

Founding Director and Harbour ISP manager Charles Tym anticipates over $250k in OPEX savings and was astounded that over two racks can be condensed into just 8RU.

“We were delighted to see in our implementation a data reduction close to 10x with the Pure Array. Application time significantly reduced, for instance SQL start up time has dropped from 30 second to 3 seconds – this was beyond our wildest expectations and will give us a tremendous cost and efficiency advantage for years to come.”

“Harbour cloud combined with Pure Storage has created a revolutionary solution that changes how people will think about enterprise storage.  Not only does it offer the speed and density of flash, but the enterprise reliability and cost that users just don’t expect is possible “  Charles Tym

 

 

Harbour IT/ISP Contacts for more information and comment:

Marketing Manager: Ash Taylor, 0488 084 548, ash.taylor@harbourit.com.au

Cloud Director: Adam Simpson, 0419 417 238

Founding Director: Charles Tym, 0418 235 113

 

About Harbour IT: www.harbourit.com.au

Harbour IT is a leading provider of Cloud and IT Infrastructure services. Harbour IT has a large investment in Cisco UCS and leverages this technology base to provide a wide range of cost effective Cloud solutions.

Harbour IT works with business to improve your IT infrastructure, costs and delivery through Cloud Computing, Managed Services, Infrastructure Management and Procurement. A specialist focus on these fields allows Harbour IT to provide enterprise solutions at competitive prices and ensures our people are trained in the areas you need.

Founded in 2001 by a group of experienced business partners who had previously built one of Australia’s leading IT Companies, CIC Technology, Harbour IT customers today include Salvation Army, Yamaha and the Plenary Group.

About Pure Storage: www.purestorage.com

Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data centre. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. The Pure Storage FlashArray is ideal for high performance workloads, including server virtualisation, desktop virtualisation (VDI), database (OLTP, real-time analytics) and cloud computing.

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