Highlights:

Optus is planning to create a better-connected future for Australia.

An SCA (strategic collaboration agreement) with AWS will support digital transformation by delivering end-to-end cloud services and migration support to Australian businesses.

SCA between Optus and AWS

Optus is planning to create a better-connected future for Australia. The company recently publicized a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with AWS to support digital transformation by delivering end-to-end cloud services and migration support to Australian businesses.

The SCA will help Optus to become a leading supplier of integrated cloud solutions in Australia.

Optus via the SCA with a cloud giant will deliver to Australian business consumers new end-to-end cloud services, including managed services, consultancy, migration, and advisory, as well as risk solutions and security.

Under the new SCA, the company will build a dedicated business unit with AWS Professional Services. AWS Professional Services is a specialist team of cloud experts to offer consumers an advanced path to design new applications on AWS with an ability to scale faster as they move to the cloud.

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

The agreement will play an important role in strengthening Optus’ present relationship with AWS as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner to provide complete cloud products and services to Australia’s consumers.

Expert view

Chris Mitchell, Managing Director, Optus Business at Optus, commented: “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 a world-class, scalable solution to help customers to future-proof their business, and remain competitive.”

Adam Beavis, Managing Director Australia & New Zealand at Amazon Web Services (AWS), commented: “Customers will benefit from Optus’ deep cloud expertise and expansive network, and AWS’ highly reliable and scalable cloud platform that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses across Australia.”