Microsoft partners with Revera
Deal sees Revera as the first local provider to spearhead a cloud solution for enterprise and government customersBy Reseller News Staff, Auckland | Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Microsoft has selected Revera as the first local provider to spearhead a cloud solution for enterprise and government customers built upon Microsoft’s business productivity technologies in New Zealand.
Revera’s hybrid cloud service, Homeland Collaboration, works through a combination of Revera’s private cloud and Microsoft’s public cloud solutions.
“Revera’s Homeland Collaboration services will bring a hybrid capability to New Zealand that is integral to Microsoft’s cloud strategy. As part of a global initiative to provide in-country communications and collaboration services, we evaluated our local market and partner eco-system which resulted in Microsoft selecting Revera to work in conjunction with our global consulting services organisation as the first such partner for the New Zealand market," says Paul Muckleston, Microsoft New Zealand’s managing director.
“Revera has been a strong Microsoft partner for many years and was an early adopter of Microsoft System Center and Windows Server with Hyper-V. They have the right experience and skills and their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capability is mature and proven," he adds.
According to Revera general manager Robin Cockayne Homeland Collaboration "is geared to organisations seeking a sovereign-safe cloud computing environment for essential business services and communication". "Revera is pleased to be part of small number of partners selected globally to work with Microsoft’s consulting services organisation to achieve architectural best practices in building cloud collaboration services. Revera is building a three year roadmap for enterprise worthy hybrid cloud services which will include Microsoft’s soon to be released new versions of Office 2013, Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013," he adds.
Cockayne says Revera is investing a significant proportion of its innovation budget in Homeland Collaboration and expected to launch a service portal, with beta clients, within months.
Its hardly sovereign if it is a combination of Revera's private cloud and Microsoft's public cloud solutions....where is the M$ DC in NZ?
Posted by Anonymous at 10:56 on July 25, 2012
Its got nothing to do with microsoft's public cloud, its all based in NZ, delivering sass locally of Microsoft software. Did you read the article?
Posted by Anonymous at 10:03 on July 25, 2012
The bit retained in NZ will be...
Posted by Anonymous at 03:47 on July 25, 2012
Why do you think Microsoft partnered Revera? Was it Revera's NZ-based data centre network? Could that be related to sovereign? So many questions.
Posted by Richard at 02:57 on July 25, 2012
Yet another company "about"to release what entrada.co.nz has been providing for almost 2 years.
Posted by John Harrop at 10:15 on July 25, 2012
Catch up - Revera and another dozen have been in this game for over a decade!
Posted by Anonymous at 12:54 on July 25, 2012
Hosting yes - local cloud services no. As the article states they haven't yet finished their portal, its vaporware. Same as the others - coming but not here yet - playing catchup... 2 years behind...
Posted by John Harrop at 06:41 on July 26, 2012
We've been using Reveras cloud services since 2007 (Hosted Exchange, CRM, etc). Common buddy, catch up.
Posted by Anonymous at 22:50 on July 31, 2012
This was released by Microsoft - so I doubt it'll be vapourware.
Posted by Ted at 09:12 on July 26, 2012
entrada? - aren't they the HP reseller lot that run a single point of failure data centre? Hardly a cloud is it?
Posted by Anonymous at 09:08 on July 26, 2012
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