Today we announced that we have acquired VMtech, a Sydney-based professional and managed services provider with expertise in the delivery and management of enterprise-grade hybrid cloud, connectivity and security solutions. Christopher Smith, Executive Director Business Technology Services, explains what this means for our customers.

Migrating to cloud-based infrastructure is on the agenda for many organisations today, particularly as they look to digitise their business and set themselves up for future growth.

Our multi-cloud strategy is to provide customers with integrated hybrid cloud solutions and managed services through unified platforms across cloud and on-premise infrastructure and applications, with our Telstra Programmable Network providing scalable connectivity to customers’ cloud environments.

The acquisition of VMtech will enhance our hybrid cloud capabilities and address a critical customer need – support with the design, implementation, optimisation and management of secure hybrid cloud solutions.

Telstra’s existing suite of technology consulting services across public cloud, networks, security and applications, together with VMtech’s end-to-end approach to designing and managing secure hybrid cloud solutions will provide a comprehensive suite of tailored services for our customers.

We have one of Australia’s largest teams of ICT services professionals who manage projects from single domain integrations to complex transformation projects across multiple technologies, industries and geographies. This is in addition to our growing services team in Asia and the UK.

We have built this successful business in Australia by scaling the capabilities acquired through acquisitions like Kloud, Readify and MSC Mobility, along with significant organic growth. We’re committed to further expanding this capability internationally and our acquisition of UK-based technology services business Company85 in June was part of this strategy.

The expertise from VMtech complements our vision to be a world class technology company and we look forward to working in partnership with the VMtech team to deliver our combined expertise to more customers in Australia, with a view to scaling these capabilities in Asia.