Bulletproof joins AWS partner network

 

To develop, manage Amazon cloud services.

Aussie hosting provider Bulletproof Networks is offering to design, deploy and manage customers’ Amazon Web Services environments under a new partnership with the US cloud computing giant.

The cloud management service was launched this week following months of discussions between the companies.

Bulletproof launched VMware-based virtual server provision in 2006 and has also used commodity infrastructure as a service from Amazon Web Services as part of its portfolio.

Bulletproof chief operating officer Lorenzo Modesto said the company had previously managed long-time customer Movember’s AWS environment on a custom basis but decided to formalise the service after being approached by AWS.

“AWS approached Bulletproof some months ago as they had identified that management was a common requirement for large scale adoption in [Australia],” Modesto told iTnews.

“We’ve had very clear feedback from several of our customers that this is a gap that they appreciate we’re filling, so that management is all under one trusted provider.”

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Since joining the AWS Partner Network, Modesto said Bulletproof had begun on-boarding “some significant name-brand managed AWS customers”, with services to be deployed in the coming fortnight.

The Australian host plans to configure and monitor customers’ hybrid and public cloud environments, whether they be private environments that burst into AWS or hybrid cloud farms built on large physical back ends.

An AWS spokeswoman credited AWS’ pace of innovation for its growing partner ecosystem.

“When [our] partner ecosystem leverages the AWS platform, we can jointly provide more [value] to the end customers in the form of faster delivery and lower overall costs leading to more innovation and business value,” she said.

“This enables the whole ecosystem of customers, partners and AWS to grow our businesses together.”

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