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AUCloud partnership with CISTECH and Wickr to bring secure communication to the Australian Government

AUCloud is very excited to be part of a recently announced strategic partnership with CISTECH Solutions and Wickr to bring secure messaging and collaboration technology to the Australian Government. What is important is that the partnership delivers a Whole of Government approach to PROTECTED communications including secure cross device communications and compliant cross agency collaboration – with data on a secure, sovereign cloud platform. This initiative provides the only viable large scale enterprise solution for protected communications – a long awaited capability for Government.

AUCloud partnership announcement

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AUCloud & Veeam Case study

In this case study with Veeam Software, AUCloud talks about how we have implemented Veeam to support back up of customer email, SharePoint and Office 365 systems. Based on our experience we make the point that “the Cisco validated designs around integration with Veeam made it (O365 Backup) easy to set up and use” – subsequently reinforced by one of our customers (in their own words) – “I’m pleased to report that we had a case to restore a lost folder from someone’s mailbox yesterday and it was easy as pie!”.

Thanks Veeam Backup & Replication and Cisco

AUCloud Veeam Case Study PDF

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Webinar: How AUCloud add high-value storage services with VMware and Cloudian

Peter Zafiris from AUCloud spoke with Sanjay Jagad from Cloudian Inc about how AUCloud has implemented Cloudian S3 Object Storage to support the high data and high security needs of our customers.

Importantly, Peter Zafiris talks through how the integration of VMware vCloud Director and Cloudian through the VMware Object Storage Extension appliance, enables AUCloud to provide our customers with access to Object Storage through one seamless and streamlined interface.

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AUCloud selects Cloudian S3 Object Storage

This week global S3 Object Storage provider Cloudian Inc proudly announced AUCloud‘s decision to deploy its new object storage solution for VMware vCloud Director. With Cloudian Inc storage solution globally recognised as the most compatible S3 storage option, combined with our industry leading Cisco reference architecture and VMware integration, AUCloud is poised to deliver industry leading, highly secure and highly performant storage solutions targeted specifically to meet the sovereign needs of our customers. Another huge achievement for the AUCloud team and even better news for our customers.

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AUCloud showcases at Cybercon 2019

This week AUCloud spent time in Melbourne at the AISA Cybercon 2019 Conference. The Conference attracted in excess of 3,000 attendees with booths, speaker theatres and rooms spread across multiple levels at the Melbourne Convention Centre. There was enormous interest in the AUCloud sovereign cloud IaaS offering, in particular the smarts that support the security posture we offer to meet the data security needs of our customers and partners.

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DTA Digital Summit

AUCloud had the opportunity to showcase at the DTA Summit in Canberra.  The event included a mix of industry and government attendees with an emphasis on sharing the expansive work undertaken by DTA to drive the digital transformation agenda.

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Sovereignty, Security and Sanctity of Data: Building Trust in the Cloud.

Peter Farrelly / Chief Information Security Officer / AUCloud

Trust – we talk about it a lot. The trap for business is assuming you have it or can get it (the trust of your customers) because you tick all the certification and compliance boxes.  Time and again, however, compliance has proved to be the very poor cousin to ‘trust’, with no better evidence than in the world of technology.  In our domain (cloud IaaS), experience shows that building the trust needed to be a worthy provider of cloud services, requires more than resting on your IRAP compliance laurels.

The Protective Services Policy Framework (PSPF) and underlying Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) are (and should be) the standard for many organisations providing services to government – specifically cloud IaaS services, like we do at AUCloud.    

Reflecting on a decade of cloud service delivery, however, the most salutary lesson we’ve learned is that compliance it simply is not enough.  It’s a ‘must have’, but neither a promise of business success nor a substitute for building the trust that agencies and the public are looking for when it comes to managing their data.

Any number of things go to building trust with customers.  In the cloud business, our experience is it’s all about sovereignty, security, and sanctity of data.

Sovereignty

AUCloud’s focus on sovereignty is no coincidence.  In an increasingly volatile, borderless cyber space alive with more aggressive and pervasive nation states than our own, the public wants certainty – and transparency –  about where their data is and where it goes. In fact, not just their data but as important, the metadata and monitoring data that sits alongside it.  Furthermore, and often underestimated, they deserve the assurance that their data will NEVER be subject to the laws of other countries, friendly or otherwise.   Sovereignty of cloud services means just that – only ever subject to Australian legislation and judicial processes.

Security

Meeting security compliance requirements is imperative.  The compliance bar, particularly for government is high.  But, as technology continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid pace, there is no room for complacency and even less room for error.  You need to look further than the immediate compliance horizon to earn the trust that you will keep pace with, and indeed stay ahead of the game.

Next generation protective monitoring, quantum quality encryption and PROTECTED level controls as a minimum (irrespective of whether you are hosted in our OFFICIAL or PROTECTED data environment) reflect a single-minded focus on securing the trust of government agencies, businesses, and the Australian public.  The focus is not just now; it’s about anticipating the future and the assurance requirements necessary to ensure that the best interests of our customers are always covered.  

Sanctity of Data

We hear it all the time now, ‘data is the new currency’.  It has real, tangible, monetised value.  When sharing our own data (personal, financial or corporate), we make our own choices about what we do with it.  This is not an option for government and organisations dealing with citizen information.  People expect (and rightly so) that the organisations they share their data with, will protect and not share it.  

At AUCloud we get it, the protection of data is sacrosanct. That’s why our IaaS platform is underpinned by an active cyber security monitoring solution based on national intelligence capabilities.

Our experience is that trust is earned not by goodwill but through real action; anticipating what customers value and doing it (before they ask).

What differentiates AUCloud from its competitors is that these features are native to our IaaS platform.  They are not nice to haves or add-ons with an additional price tag.  They are inherent in the AUCloud IaaS; designed and built into our service for the benefit of all our customers, every single one of them.     

When you’re in the business of trust, compliance to mitigate anticipated risks is simply not enough.  ‘Engineered to Protected’ means security from the ground up, anticipating what sits much further than just the foreseeable compliance horizon.

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AUCloud takes Protective Monitoring to the next level with technology partner e2e-

With Rob deMain, CEO and Founder of e2e-assure in town, the timing was right to celebrate AUCloud’s exclusive relationship with this cutting-edge technology partner.

Using e2e-assure Protective Monitoring capabilities, AUCloud delivers world-leading cyberthreat monitoring services to all its customers.  Incorporated across all aspects of the AUCloud IaaS platform (and providing threat monitoring to national intelligence agency capability), AUCloud benefits from 24/7 cyber threat and monitoring triage, analysis and incident response in near real-time. 

Incorporating best-of-breed security practice and technology, AUCloud is truly ‘Engineered to Protected’. 

AUCLoud Managing Director Phil Dawson with Rob deMain CEO and Founder of e2e assure
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