Saturday, 19th September 2020

AUCloud sees 30% capacity savings and 20% performance improvement

Australian Government cloud host gains clarity and insights in IT performance in geo-resilient data centres in Canberra and Sydney by using AI-powered monitoring, analytics, and automation platform.

  • 06 Aug 2020 Posted in
AUCloud’s IT infrastructure has seen a 30% savings in IT capacity and a 20% improvement in performance by implementing deep IT monitoring tools. The Australian Government and Critical National Industry Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider’s improvements in results were gained through its partnership with Virtana, a leader in enterprise hybrid cloud migration and optimisation.


According to a recent survey by Virtana, nearly half (47%) of businesses in the US and UK said they lack visibility and insight into the performance of their IT systems in today’s economic climate. AUCloud has addressed this issue to get ahead of its competitors by adopting Virtana’s VirtualWisdom, a platform which assures the performance and availability of mission-critical workloads through AI-powered monitoring analytics, and automation, across geo-resilient Australian data centers located in Canberra (Australia’s National Capital) and Sydney (New South Wales).

AUCloud implemented VirtualWisdom early in the build of their new data centers. Brad Bastow, Chief Operating Officer of AUCloud, said: “We wanted a product that was capable of doing multiple tasks. I know Virtana from a previous life and have had very good support from their services people. We first engaged with an overview of VirtualWisdom, then a deep dive, and finally a POC – which settled the argument.

“It was very different to what I was used to from back in my infrastructure days – the analytics, the dashboards themselves, and the capability of doing right-sizing – all now very impressive.  Right now, by using VirtualWisdom to optimise our infrastructure, we are getting a 30% capacity savings and around a 20% improvement in performance.”

Stephen Sykes, AUCloud’s Head of Technology, said: “We had it up and running and productive in a few days. I ran some of the analytics and it gave me recommendations, like how much memory and CPU we could lose on VMs, and we could choose if we wanted to do that or not. It offers right-sizing and optimisation suggestions out of the box.”

John Gentry, Chief Technology Officer of Virtana, said: “Sophisticated IaaS providers want insights on how their infrastructure is performing. AUCloud is a forward-thinking organisation that worked with us to strategically find its hybrid cloud infrastructure solution that efficiently maps, plans, and validates optimisation. Today, they have detailed analysis, including real-time right-sizing and optimisation recommendations, all in a single interface. It is partnerships like this that continue to improve our ability to optimise the hybrid cloud-based infrastructure sector for cost, performance, and capacity.”

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