Datacom today launched Hybrid Cloud services into North Queensland using Microsoft’s Azure Stack, and underpinned by Dell EMC’s VxRail Azure Stack. The services, to be delivered out of the new North Queensland Regional Data Centre (NQRDC), will provide customers in the region with faster and more efficient internet and data services.

Datacom’s Head of Queensland Nick Day, commented that most businesses in the region are more than 2,000 km from the closest Public Cloud node, and this makes it harder to do business efficiently and cost effectively.

“We know that doing business in remote locations can be a big challenge due to latency issues,” Nick Day said.

“The long distances result in longer page loading times for websites and applications, causing frustration and delays for business owners.”

Datacom’s Azure Stack services will enable better business outcomes in North Queensland by providing a local, hybrid cloud experience. This includes faster, more responsive technology applications, a mobile first customer experience, and serverless computing, as well as supporting business agility. Leveraging Dell EMC’s hyper-converged VxRack Azure Stack, this robust solution will provide infrastructure, networking, encryption and Microsoft application-development tools that help simplify complexities while delivering better results for IT and digital transformation to customers. 

“The benefits provided by hybrid cloud will help businesses in North Queensland to grow more quickly, to be more responsive to the needs of their customers, and to get new products to market faster,” Nick Day said.

“This will support business growth and regional economic development for North Queensland, as well as providing a better service and more reliable connection in the event of natural disaster.”


About Hybrid Cloud

  • Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, intelligence and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster, more flexible services.
  • Hybrid cloud computing gives businesses the ability to achieve better business outcomes by combining the advanced capabilities of cloud platforms with on-premise infrastructure.
  • Hybrid cloud computing is a “best of all possible worlds” as companies pay only for resources they temporarily use instead of having to purchase, program, and maintain additional resources and equipment that could remain idle over long periods of time.


About Datacom

Datacom works with organisations and communities around the world to solve their biggest challenges, imagine new possibilities, and help move them to a better place by connecting people and technology. Built on strong local values, world-class technology, and experienced people who genuinely care, Datacom sets a new standard in IT services. Datacom supports customers through a broad range of services and solutions that span technology, operations, digital and products, all underpinned by robust industry experience and insight. With more than 6,000 people working across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas, Datacom is truly world-class in capability, and proudly local at heart.