Alphawest: Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series for Cloud Computing

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Alphawest: Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series for Cloud Computing

Project Summary

Over the last few years, significant advances in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) have simultaneously occurred across the board which has enabled centrally distributed application architectures, or the re-centralization of ICT to prosper once again, similar to that of the IT/dumb terminal architectures in the 1980s. Today's technology can facilitate a robust, dynamically provisioned and highly secure end-user experience while delivering on the benefits of consolidation, centralization, and convergence. This customer spotlight describes Alphawest's journey towards creating a shared infrastructure known in the industry as "Cloud Computing" or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and becoming the first Australian company to be an authorized technology partner for Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series.

Introduction

Alphawest is an ICT services provider with over 20 years in the Australian market addressing the needs of the government and commercial market. Alphawest, in conjunction with Optus, provides integrated information and communication technology solutions and is owned by SingTel Optus.

In September 2008, Alphawest embarked on architecting an IT infrastructure cloud solution as a strategic focus for its business. The management recognized that they could provide a compelling infrastructure cloud service that would meet the requirements of the commercial and government market coupled together with Optus' strengths in its telecommunications services network.

Read the full Alphawest Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series for Cloud Computing Case Study.