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#MacquarieTelecom has landed the deal to host #Virtustream, the public cloud operation owned by #DellTechnologies. Publicly listed MacTel revealed the co-location deal in an investor presentation today, where it also highlighted a hosting arrangement with Accenture. Its shares were up nearly 3 percent on the news. CRN broke the news from last year’s EMC World that Virtustream was coming to Australia. The cloud provider specialses in hosting mission-critical business applications, predominantly SAP but also Oracle. High-profile Virtustream customers include Coca-Cola, Avon and Goodyear. EMC acquired Virtustream in May 2015 for US$1.2 billion, before the storage giant itself was acquired by Dell. Speaking at EMC World in May 2016, Virtustream founder Rodney Rogers said that “Australia will be next” after Japan in the company’s global expansion. “Whether we hit Australia in Q4 or Q1 of 2017, I don’t know yet, and we are having that discussion with service providers in the region around partnering.” Virtustream differentiates itself from public cloud leaders #AmazonWebServices and #Microsoft #Azure with guarantees of uptime and data durability that exceed the industry standard. While most cloud providers offer 99.5 percent availability – or more than four hours of downtime per year – Virtustream promises five nines of uptime for availability (99.999 percent) for its Virtustream Enterprise Cloud and 13 nines of durability for the storage cloud

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