After trying and testing its IT products and services in New Zealand, Datacom is expanding its presence in new markets. Associate Director of Cloud at Datacom, Mr Ross Delaney said the IT services company will be pushing out its PaaS to Australia and the commercial market of its New Zealand.

Datacom is an IT company born in New Zealand and serves public and private sector clients around the globe and operates across New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines. They offer cutting-edge IT management, cloud, data centre, custom software development, payroll and BPO operations services.

More about the IT services company Datacom

With more than 50 years of experience in the technology industry, Datacom has become one of APAC’s leading locally-owned IT services providers. They have got more than 4,880 people working in 30 different offices across New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Datacom is known to offer valuable insight into the business benefits of information technology. Beyond the clear measurable returns, the company also ensures the delivery of enduring value to every client through its fresh thinking. 

The IT services company has worked with various government clients on application modernisation projects using Red Hat delivered as a service. Most prominently, Customs Department has used Datacom’s Govt.Container PaaS to revitalise its core legacy, CusMod system. 

Recently, the IT company was looking at Red Hat’s automation technology, Ansible, which drastically increased efficiency by finishing certain tasks in 10 seconds that usually took an entire day.

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Datacom’s relationship with Red Hat

Red Hat and Datacom have a more than team year old relationship and over this period, the two have collaborated over several projects. While accepting the Cloud Partner of the Year Award from Red Hat at a virtual briefing on 20th August, Delaney said the secret sauce of their PaaS was its ability to focus on the customer’s application as opposed to the infrastructure. 

Over 90% of customers want to modernise their applications while 81% want to embrace multiple clouds, said Delaney. They’ve delivered PaaS but now they want to think about the application, they are trying to change the conversation from platform and infrastructure to what it means for applications, he added.

Garry Gray, Red Hat A/NZ Channel Chief says Datacom has delivered the region’s first infrastructure IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) solution using Red Hat and did the same with PaaS. He said their relationship with Datacom is powerful and continues to challenge both the companies culturally and technologically.

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