Why private cloud:

When data needs protection, access and resilience

Cloud migration is surging forward but there’s a disconnect; Mission-critical workloads in the cloud are less than 17%, and only expected to reach 20% by 2022*, suggesting some business leaders remain skeptical about moving strategic and sensitive workloads to the cloud.

Private cloud balances the power of cloud with the peace of mind, control, visibility and predictability in your own IT environment.

CloudMetro is Australia’s next generation private cloud, ultra-secure, purpose built for highly regulated industries, such as Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, and Not for Profit.

When IT performance and data protection are paramount, we give you total control of your IT environment from structure to security, cost to compliance.

*Source: ADAPT Connected Cloud and Data Centre Survey 2020.

CloudMetro:
Where performance meets protection

Accelerate digital transformation with powerful cloud technology that reduces risk and delivers total control of your IT environment – security, compliance, cost, and customisation for performance.

Performance free from anxiety
  • Dedicated: cloud customised to meet business needs.
  • Availability: assets unaffected by competing workloads on shared infrastructure.
  • Acceleration: build your hybrid cloud strategy to extend out with Azure Public through our industry leading Cloud Management Platform.

Protection that’s next level
  • Data protection – full compliance, greater data integrity, and 99.999% availability that delivers zero RPO and RTO
  • Cost protection – predictable pricing for smarter cost management; open up your cash flow with lower overheads and a better-balanced capex and opex.

CloudMetro at a glance

  • All-flash speed and reliability guaranteed backed by full NVME.
  • 99.999% uptime for secure and available mission critical workloads.
  • Data held in multiple data centres for seamless backup and recovery.
  • Real-time data sync for total data sovereignty.
  • Purpose built for highly regulated industries meeting APRA CPS 234 and PCi compliance.
  • Direct cloud connectivity to hyper-scale platforms and support hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
  • Simple CMP for single pane view of hybrid environments.
  • An expert local support team ready for whatever your system needs.

“When you’ve got a business that is so dependent on security and so heavily regulated, your outsourcing partners have to be 100 per cent trustworthy and reliable. I’ve been in IT for over 30 years and never found an organisation like Harbour IT that we could trust not only to get stuff done but to do it right.”

David Wilcox – CIO

What CloudMetro delivers for your business

Compliance without compromise

Keep your business reputation sound with highly available data for regulated industries, and where data is a key competitive asset.

  • PCI compliance – meet governance and compliance needs
  • 27001 certification – swap risk for peace of mind
  • APRA prudential guidelines – free up time, talent and budgets
  • GDPR aligned – best practice customer data management
  • Annual certification audits – stay ahead of the pack
Built in data security

With full data security and privacy from day one on the secure CloudMetro platform with data confidentiality, integrity and availability features baked in.

  • Data encrypted at rest — reduce data costs
  • Data centre integrity — 24/7 biometric security
  • IDS/IPS
  • File integrity monitoring
  • Vulnerability and pen testing
  • DDOS protection
99.999 uptime for guaranteed business continuity

Stop operational interruptions and enjoy one of the market’s highest uptimes with active clustering across two physical locations, and data held in multiple Australian data centres.

Up your workload availability with real-time data synchronisation and total data sovereignty.

100% data integrity

Immutable storage for data that is fixed, unchangeable and can never be deleted – vital to meet always recoverable data needs, protect backups from new ransomware infections, and guarantee recovery from attack.

Zero RPO & RTO

Access your data when and where you need it with synchronous data replication across two CloudMetro data centre locations, supplying zero RPO capabilities that replace traditional disaster recovery methods for total peace of mind.

Transparent and predictable cost control

Eliminate overspending and improve cost predictability. CloudMetro means you only pay for what you need – and unless your virtual resources change, you’ll know exactly what your spend is every month

Total workload control

Take control with CloudMetro’s cloud management platform with native hybrid cloud capabilities and self-service access. Match your business objectives with high-performing, highly secure private cloud— or you can combine public and private cloud services seamlessly as necessary.

Dedicated assets and customised performance

A dedicated, secure environment for a custom IT environment with complete flexibility and control of CPU, RAM and storage. Choose your service level and get the performance levels you pay for.

Support you don’t get everyday

A dedicated, secure environment for a custom IT environment with complete flexibility and control of CPU, RAM and storage. Choose your service level and get the performance levels you pay for.

Out of the box features

Seamlessly complement Cisco’s Flexpod and Pure Storage’s Flashstack reference architecture

  • Dedicated environment without major investment
  • Bare metal hosting
  • Cloud Management Portal
  • Self-service capability

Transitioning AAM Group to CloudMetro

  • Secure environment
  • Simplified governance
  • More stable employee applications
  • Lower risk and stress with cloud managed services

AAM Group is a geospatial information company with offices across the globe.

After significant growth, on-premise servers were making it difficult to scale. For the IT division, managing upgrades and patches alongside customer connectivity was draining resources and keeping them from strategic activities.

Ready to overhaul legacy IT systems with a cloud-first approach, AAM consulted with Harbour IT to develop an infrastructure transition plan.

Harbour IT collaborated with AAM’s internal IT team to transition their on-premise hardware and Telstra Cloud to Harbour IT’s own CloudMetro infrastructure.

READ THE CASE STUDY

A hybrid transformation for Unity Bank

  • Increased availability of core applications
  • Boost to productivity
  • Access for staff to work from anywhere
  • Smarter reporting capabilities

Unity Bank is no stranger to change. From a credit union serving union members in the Waterside Workers Union, it has grown to 23 sites, 38, 000 shareholder customers, and around $1.2 billion in assets.

When their software and operating systems were reaching end of life, it was time for their next big transformation to establish a stable platform that met regulator and customer privacy and innovation expectations.

By adopting CloudMetro, Unity Bank maintained existing servers in the Harbour IT data centre while moving from a private network and infrastructure within Harbour IT to public cloud applications and infrastructure.

READ THE CASE STUDY

Stop security concerns holding you back from cloud

Why Harbour IT?

Every cloud solution is different — and not all are created equal.
Harbour IT’s highly skilled engineers and cloud strategy architects get to know your organisational needs to build a perfect-fit solution.

For over two decades we’ve been delivering cloud solutions. We’re recognised as industry leaders for our secure, flexible hosted and managed cloud solutions. Our infrastructure is based entirely in Australia and is supported by our signature hands-on approach and customer focus.

We’re proud of our reputation for service excellence;
we’re there when you need best-in-class agile cloud solutions, 99.999% data availability, and unparalleled managed services support.
Get ahead of the market and stay there with Harbour IT.

Talk Cloud With the Experts

Harbour IT is part of and backed by one of the world’s most trusted brands.

  • For almost two decades, we’ve been helping organisations with the greatest levels of regulatory compliance and security responsibilities transition to highly-secure Cloud environments.

  • With an enviable portfolio of Financial Services clients depending on us to keep their IT environments secure, we have extensive experience in highly regulated industries where reliable security, governance and compliance are critical to operational and business performance.

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Unlock IT solutions to drive compliance, governance and security

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