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GlassHouse Technologies Partners with Cable&Wireless Worldwide to Help Companies in Australia Move to the Cloud and Reduce Carbon Footprint

SYDNEY, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — GlassHouse Technologies, a global data centre consulting and services firm, has today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with CableWireless Worldwide, a leading provider of global telecommunication services. The partnership builds on the success of the UK relationship and joins GlassHouse’s consulting expertise with CW Worldwide’s range of hosting services to provide Australian enterprises with consultation to help them migrate to cloud based services.

The comprehensive cloud services provided by the GlassHouse and CW Worldwide partnership include a strategic assessment of the customer’s current infrastructure, a roadmap to achieve the desired end state, then the methodical deployment of the required technology and process changes to achieve that goal with no disruption to the customer’s day-to-day business.

GlassHouse’s consulting team provides the upfront expertise to design and architect custom solutions for CW Worldwide customers in Australia, and partners with the CW Worldwide team to help them implement those plans.

“The CW Worldwide and GlassHouse partnership facilitates a low-risk consultative approach, addressing the adoption issues associated with governance, service levels and assurance. Enterprises are taken through a full audit of their applications which addresses their availability needs. They will also have an opportunity to do a test migration of non-critical applications before moving their mission-critical applications and infrastructure to the cloud platform. With the strategic consultation GlassHouse offers, we can help our customers make the transition to cloud computing in a way that suits them,” says Carl Gough, global client director for CW Worldwide in Sydney. 

Gough adds: “The GlassHouse and CW Worldwide relationship in Australia is gaining traction, with a number of live consulting engagements already in the pipeline. Businesses in Australia face a lot of challenges with the upcoming introduction of carbon tax, and we are seeing much interest in the data centre and application performance optimisation space, clearly with the aim of reducing the data centre power footprint.”

“Teaming with CW Worldwide allows us to continue helping customers gain efficiency and cost benefits in their IT infrastructure as well as take advantage of a cloud-based model,” says Mark Shirman, CEO of GlassHouse.  “CW Worldwide is a natural partner for GlassHouse since we are both focused on helping customers optimise their assets to support business agility and growth.”

About GlassHouse

GlassHouse Technologies is a global provider of data center consulting and managed services.  In a rapidly changing data center environment, GlassHouse partners with customers to define a strategy, execute that plan and operate their environment. Our constant focus is on cost efficiency, risk mitigation and service improvement. We provide this through Transom, our unique business model comprised of proprietary software tools, methodologies and domain expertise.

We help deliver on the promise of agility and usage-based spending in the next generation infrastructure paradigm.  This journey is significant and requires an experienced and pragmatic guide to help you achieve your goals.  Our experience is based on thousands of projects in addition to ongoing daily operations of customer environments.

Visit the GlassHouse blog for expert commentary on key data center issues facing today’s enterprises and follow us on twitter at #GlassHouse_Tech.

About CableWireless Worldwide

CableWireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is a leading global telecoms company providing a wide range of high-quality managed voice, data, hosting and IP-based services and applications to large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East Africa, Continental Europe and North America. Established in the 1860s, CableWireless Worldwide helps more than 6,000 organisations deliver their goals. The Group’s vision is to be the first choice for mission critical communications.

Reaching 20,500km in length, CableWireless Worldwide owns the UK’s largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre, digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 864 unbundled exchanges covering 56% of the population.

Internationally, CableWireless Worldwide’s global next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 425,000km, including interests in 60 global cable systems, enabling connectivity to more than 150 countries. The Group’s IP-based Multi-Service Platform operates at the core of our NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. CableWireless Worldwide’s network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience.

With more than 6,000 colleagues globally, CableWireless Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term partnerships with its customers.

To find out more, please visit www.cw.com

Contacts:

CABLEWIRELESS WORLDWIDE

Michele Soon
Corporate Affairs Manager – Asia Pacific
+65-9321-3191
michele.soon@cw.com

Timothy Weller
Pelham Bell Pottinger Asia
Senior Associate
+65-6333-3449
tweller@pbp.asia

SOURCE CableWireless Worldwide

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