Colocation and cloud services for Education.
Whether you work in the IT team of a school or are providing IT services to multiple schools or large universities, your systems need to be secure, compliant and highly available. Cloud and colocation solutions from Macquarie Cloud Services are ideal for education, providing the scalability, flexibility and resources you need to satisfy all your stakeholders, comply with legislation and keep you ahead of the IT curve, while still performing as if they were onsite.
Flexible design for schools and universities.
We recognise that schools and universities have diverse IT requirements due to their disparate funding streams and the varied needs of their staff and students. However, they all need secure solutions that provide value for money and compliance with relevant IT and education-specific legislation.
We will work with you to identify the best cloud and colocation solutions to work with your current infrastructure and match both your budgetary pressures and the skills and capabilities of your IT team. Our dedication to customer service is renowned and our credentials are impeccable: we’re trusted by Government, with over 40% of Australian federal agencies supported by the Macquarie group.
Diverse needs, multiple clouds.
Macquarie Cloud Services can help, by making infrastructure and cloud resources available in any combination to suit your needs.
When space is at a premium but your budget supports capital investment in hardware, our colocation packages can provide serviced hosting in one of our award-winning, energy-efficient, Australian data centres – our Intellicentres. Our Education-specific services include direct links with Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet).
When your IT budgets are biased towards an operational expenditure model, choose our LAUNCH platform to benefit from the latest hardware, secure offsite storage and highly skilled and certified engineering support. We’ll keep your legacy systems and new apps online and running fast, with state-of-the-art disaster recovery strategies, while you focus on supporting students and driving results. Cloud is also ideal for implementing new projects fast.
Seize the best of all worlds and combine colocation and cloud services through our deeply interconnected hybrid cloud. We can help you identify what combination will work best now and in future, and then keep everything running smoothly. You can also scale cloud services up and down to meet seasonal requirements while ensuring any colocated equipment is properly connected and maintained.
A trusted Australian partner.
We understand the Australian education sector because we are Australian. We also comprehend in the technical and compliance environment you are working in because we are the leading provider to the Australian Government and sit on the Australian Security Council.
Macquarie is committed to creating an education ecosystem in Australia by connecting all relevant organisations in an appropriate and secure fashion. With a direct connection from all of our data centres to AARNet’s high speed network, we can seamlessly connect your students and staff with those in other institutions.
Talk to our team today to find out how we can support you.
Supporting your compliance.
Our 24×7 always-on cloud hosts your data securely onshore, and our data centres in Sydney and Canberra include the most certified data centre in Australia. Our certifications include:
- ISO27001 data security
- ISO17799 information security
- PCI ready hosting (meeting the Payment Card Information Data Security Standard, PCI DSS)
- Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Certified Cloud Services – meeting the Federal Government standard for handling sensitive records
- ASIO-T4 data centre physical security
Recommendations from the recent Royal Commission are that schools should retain sensitive personal records for many years, in a move that may be followed by legislation. All
such data must be stored in accordance with the Privacy Act, placing a necessary burden on schools. Universities also face significant storage challenges. And both requite secure data backups. Cloud offers the ideal solution to help you comply with mandatory and voluntary data storage, providing a cost-effective route to flexible off-site resources.