IBM and Telstra Join Forces to Offer SoftLayer Cloud Platform in Australia


IBM and Telstra announced that Telstra will sell the SoftLayer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform from IBM in Australia. Under the agreement, Telstra customers will have access to SoftLayer’s highly secure and agile cloud infrastructure.



IBM and Telstra today announced that Telstra will sell the SoftLayer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform from IBM in Australia. Under the agreement, Telstra customers will have access to SoftLayer’s highly secure and agile cloud infrastructure.

With two newly opened data centres in Melbourne and Sydney, moving to the IBM Cloud allows organisations to quickly and securely provision capacity where and when it is required by an individual business. The pay-as-you-go, on-demand model also helps deliver cost savings for Australian businesses, reducing the need for up-front capital expenditure on IT, along with the cost of ongoing IT maintenance and refreshes. 

Erez Yarkoni, Telstra’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of Cloud said the alliance will provide customers with choice and flexibility when adopting an efficient and agile hybrid cloud environment and demonstrated another key milestone in Telstra’s global cloud strategy.

Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets.