QCloud

QCloud enables you to expand and contract your IT infrastructure on demand, eliminating the need to purchase excess capacity and effectively reducing both operating costs and capital expenditure. Our secure hosted QCloud platform delivers compute capacity, data storage and network capabilities that have been specifically designed for the broad requirements of government, whilst our self-service web interface ensures that agencies are able to exert a high degree of control over their cloud services.

Available in three different delivery options, QCloud resides in Queensland Government managed data centres, ensuring high availability, low latency, rigid security, perpetual data-sovereignty and Brisbane-based cloud specialists for support.

  • On demand
  • Quick to deploy
  • Only pay for what you use
  • Self service
  • Secure and reliable data centres
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QCloud On Demand

With QCloud OnDemand you only pay for the resources you use. Based on a Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) utility service model, OnDemand only charges for powered-on Virtual Machines (VMs) on an hourly basis (billed monthly), enabling you to expand or contract your technology infrastructure and costs to meet ongoing and transient business needs.

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QCloud Committed

If your technology requirements are more predictable, QCloud Committed provides you with 100% memory reservation of QCloud infrastructure billed on a monthly basis. QCloud Committed offers predictable performance by reserving dedicated compute resources for customer use and is suitable for production, test and development environments.

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QCloud Dedicated

QCloud Dedicated allows you to run a private cloud on dedicated blade server hardware – ideal for organisations with mission-critical applications, stringent uptime demands and strict data security requirements. QCloud Dedicated allows rapid deployment of individual virtual servers, coupled with essential support services, including data storage, backup, recovery, data centre networks and service support. Self-service and configuration capabilities provide a high degree of control, delivering the flexibility to manage and optimise resource usage, environment availability and resiliency.

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Data Storage

QCloud offers durable and highly available data storage. Unlike other cloud providers, QCloud does not meter or charge for Input/Output (I/O) which gives you peace of mind and control over your storage service costs. QCloud’s storage is based on enterprise level hardware and software, backed by 24×7 support agreements with all vendors.

Block Object
A single tier (fast), all flash block storage solution on full NVMe solid-state storage arrays. Its fast IO characteristics make block storage ideal for data that must be frequently accessed and edited. Block storage is the most common type of data storage and usually used in SAN environments. A tier of storage that is used for File and Object data.

File storage manages data as a file hierarchy with directories and sub-directories. It is well suited for smaller files such as spreadsheets, word documents and pictures that need to be retrieved quickly and frequently.

Object-based storage manages data as objects. It bundles the data, along with customisable metadata tags and a unique identifier together. This type of storage is good for data that needs to scale up to petabytes and beyond such as databases.

Mainframe

We offer high levels of service, availability and redundancy to provide production failover for all critical systems. Full operations and network monitoring is supplied 24/7, equipped with automated problem determination to ensure early alerts and a rapid response to any system issues. Hosted with IBM’s System Z, we offer a large-scale consolidation system that thrives under heavy workloads. It brings together over 40 years of development and leadership in virtualisation, workload management and huge I/O throughput. It is also highly secure, excelling at user identification and authorisation, access control, virus protection and encryption.

Server Management

We can take the pressure off your IT department by providing 24/7 support, monitoring and management of your server’s infrastructure housed in both our state of the art data centre and the cloud. Our management experts can simplify server maintenance, and provide you with a fully supported solution to suit the demands of your business.

The operating systems available include:

Microsoft Windows
Linux (Redhat Enterprise Linux)
Oracle Solaris
HP-UX
IBM AIX

Databases

Take the hassle out of managing, monitoring, supporting and maintaining your own Oracle or SQL database. With our team of expert administrators, we can manage all aspects of setup and maintenance for your application database and provide customised levels of support and backup to ensure peak performance. Our database services fully manage all aspects of your database setup and maintenance, whilst you retain your own application database administrators to support your own data level tasks, such as data migration.

Data Protection

Data Protection (backup) provides full data recovery support and management of secure off-site data protection and offers connectivity on a wide range of platforms.

Our Data Protection service gives you access to a dedicated team of storage management professionals who can provide storage management advice and consultative services.

Data Protection safeguards your information, preserving it in case of data corruption or equipment failure.