Brisbane Airport Corp., the operator and developer of Brisbane Airport in Australia, is deploying virtualization technology from Cisco, EMC and VMware to build a private cloud, with the goal of increasing business agility and operational effectiveness.

Brisbane Airport Corp. (BAC) is one of the premier aviation hubs in Asia Pacific, servicing more than 21 million passengers each year. BAC plans to transform Brisbane Airport into a major commercial center for business and leisure that supports the economic and cultural growth of Brisbane and Queensland.

"To achieve our vision, Brisbane Airport requires a highly available and resilient data center infrastructure platform that will scale to support our future expansion,” Stephen Tukavkin, technology manager at BAC, said in a statement.

BAC hired systems integrator Corpnet, recently acquired by U.K.-based Logicalis, to deploy a private cloud built on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), Cisco Nexus switches, EMC VNX storage system and VMware vSphere server virtualization software.

BAC's IT organization is combining its networking, computing, storage and server virtualization in a private cloud for rapid provision of new services and applications, according to the vendors.

By centralizing and virtualizing different projects and applications to create virtual network resources, BAC expects to reduce its energy consumption and cooling costs by about 20%. And by streamlining operations BAC expects to increase IT staff productivity, freeing staff to focus more on strategic, business-critical initiatives.



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