Introducing Qirx in a Box! Your Proven Path to Cloud Computing
A local Canberra ICT consultancy business has released Qirx in a Box (www.qirxinabox.com), an infrastructure solutions package which helps organisations to deliver their own cloud. From a local release last week in an intimate setting overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, Qirx in a Box will be rolled out globally over the coming months through Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing and from there across the Pacific region. In parallel it will be rolled out through Thailand and across South East Asia and the roll out in Europe will begin with the UK. It will then be made available in the US and Canada.
With more than 250 resources available in the initial release, Qirx in a Box gives the customer all the tools necessary to transform their infrastructure from an ongoing cost to a private cloud based service asset that is highly available, secure and cost effective. These tools come in the form of informative videos, case studies, business case templates, ROI calculators, project plan documents, technical documents, and implementation guides spread across the three layers: CIO, project management and technical. These resources are then mapped across six pillars: Virtualisation, Availability and Protection, Performance, Security, End-User Computing, and Management and Automation.
“Having spent a bit of time in the private industry in Canberra, in an ICT software development firm, I get really excited when I see private companies in Canberra develop a product that can be innovative and available to a worldwide audience.
It’s amazing that they are willing to put their Intellectual Property that they’ve worked hard for 14 years to gain and put that out effectively to their clients to allow them to self help, I think it’s a refreshing change.
The new product gives a total picture of how you can conceptualise, design, build, maintain and tune your own cloud. And that’s really what it’s all about, that you do it yourself.
It will be progressively updated with all the best practices as they evolve, as we know they don’t stay still.” (Ian MacIntosh, AIHW 3/4/14)
“So, you’re telling me you give this to the customer no matter what size they are to be able to deliver this end to end, from business case to technology to the project plan… So what’s the catch? Denis goes, ‘there’s no catch’. Kudos to the team, it’s a great story.” (Simon Caruso, VMware 3/4/14)
This product is unique in that it ultimately virtualises our consultancy business, meaning that users will now have in-house access to the tools, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions without seeking external (potentially costly) assistance.
Qirx has been operating in Canberra since May 2000 and has more than 50 years combined experience in the virtualisation of the IT infrastructure of a variety of businesses, ranging from small to large in both private and Government sectors. For more information see www.qirx.com.au.