Deloitte Australia to become early adoptor of VMware vCloud Suite to accelerate next-gen Cloud platform

VMware vCloud Suite to support Deloitte Australia in accelerating to the next generation IT

SYDNEY, 21 October 2013 — Deloitte Australia and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that Deloitte Australia is implementing VMware vCloud Suite Enterprise to meet its growing business demands.

The news was revealed at day one of VMware vForum 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Deloitte is not just a major implementer of technology for its clients, it also wants to transform its internal organisation by becoming a broker of technology services to its own people and VMware has been enlisted to help it achieve this goal. VMware’s commitment to research and development along with the company’s focus on the software defined datacenter (SDDC) space were the key reasons Deloitte decided to evaluate the VMware vCloud suite.

“Deloitte is using the VMware vCloud Suite to accelerate the vision of IT as a Service,” said Tim Fleming, CIO, Deloitte Australia. “We have invested in VMware to expand our storage capacity and backup functions, and critically offer a secure environment that provides the reliability and agility that a high performing business demands. VMware vCloud will also deliver the efficiencies, capacity and data controls that our internal business units require,” Fleming added.

This arrangement will see Deloitte embark on its private cloud journey as part of a three year IT strategy, which aligns closely with the software-defined datacenter, with VMware aiding in the firm’s implementation of vCloud Suite Enterprise.

“It’s all about agility. We want our own internal customers to be able to auto-provision IT services that may not be running on our own infrastructure with little to no support from our IT organization,” said Fleming.

This will both contribute to savings in support costs and provide revenue benefits to Deloitte, according to Fleming.

VMware is working in conjunction with Deloitte Consulting on the implementation of vCloud Suite.

“We’re excited that Deloitte Australia is leading the way across it member network in adopting vCloud Suite,” said Duncan Bennet, vice president and managing director, VMware Australia and New Zealand. “Working with Deloitte provides VMware with a chance to demonstrate the power of our vision of bringing IT as a service into the hands of CIOs across the region,” added Bennet.

Deloitte is one of the biggest professional services firms in Australia with more than $1 billion in annual revenue, and is growing across all its business units. Deloitte rates high on readiness for a service based delivery environment due to a high level of virtualization at roughly 93%.

Deloitte is a longstanding client of VMware and has been a steady adopter of virtualization for the last five years. Deloitte has been transitioning a vast majority of its workloads to its virtual environment that now runs 1000 virtual machines across 100 hosts. As a result, it has achieved significant cost reduction and hardware lifecycle savings

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About Deloitte Australia
In Australia, the member firm is the Australian partnership of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. As one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its affiliates provide audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through approximately 6,000 people across the country. Focused on the creation of value and growth, and known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, we are dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel. For more information, please visit Deloitte’s web site at www.deloitte.com.au.

About VMware
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Samantha Forrest
Senior Communications Manager, VMware Australia & New Zealand
sforrest@vmware.com
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