Buttonwood joins the Australian Federal Government Digital Transformation Agency Cloud Services Panel.
Canberra – January 23, 2018 – Buttonwood, a Canberra based cloud management solution, today announced the availability of the Buttonwood Cloud Exchange platform, on the Digital Transformation Agency Whole of Government Cloud Services Panel (the Panel).
As the Australian government moves to a cloud-first policy, Buttonwood’s approved listing makes it easier for government to begin their journey to cloud and invest in simplified cloud management.
Buttonwood’s Managing Director, and IT Veteran, Allan King, notes, “We developed Buttonwood to meet the needs of Government as they look to transition to a ‘Cloud First’ operating model. Our cloud offerings, that include the Cloud Broker, Cloud Workspace, and Cloud Analytics, are helping organizations avoid bill shock, control cloud sprawl and govern shadow IT at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.”
King commended the DTA’s initiative, developed in support of the federal government’s cloud-first policy announced by the Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation and Cities, Angus Taylor.
“The Panel gives the government direct access to approved cloud services, without needing to approach the market. This creates efficiencies across the board and gets the government to cloud faster,” says King.
Buttonwood provides secure cloud governance for government agencies
The approved listing on the Panel comes after the latest release of Buttonwood Cloud Exchange (BCX). The new release of BCX offers three products designed to work together to deliver 360° cloud management.
- Buttonwood Cloud Broker: The Cloud Broker natively supports leading infrastructure providers AWS, Azure, Oracle and Vault Systems to deliver simplified multi-cloud management.
- Buttonwood Cloud Workspace: The Cloud Workspace is a centralized portal where users can access all their organisations compliant applications. It also provides unprecedented financial governance across cloud environments.
- Buttonwood Cloud Analytics: The Cloud Analytics provides organisations with a multi-cloud analytics tool that takes complex data from cloud providers and delivers simplified insight and reports.
“With our new release, we have made sure that we have the integrations and the procedures necessary to automate financial governance, ensuring both administrators and end-users alike can confidently use cloud with low risk and high return,” King says.
The latest version of Buttonwood Cloud Exchange supports full financial governance for Azure-based services consumed under a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. The EA integration rounds out Buttonwood’s hybrid cloud governance strategy by offering complete financial transparency for VMware (on-premise), Nutanix AHV (on-premise), Vault, Oracle, AWS and Azure Public offerings.
Buttonwood continues to grow its integration ecosystem
BCX is also now fully integrated with Vault Systems, one of only 3 Australian companies with the ‘Protected’ level of certification from the ASD. The integration with the Buttonwood Platform ensures cloud services always meet the Federal Government’s security requirements.
“Vault is not only a government certified cloud provider, but also a local SME that is standing up and delivering the innovation need to ensure prosperity in cloud,” says, King, “we are proud to be integrating with them, and become a part of their mission”.
Buttonwood is an Australian start-up with a vision to operationalise and simplify multi-cloud consumption. Buttonwood’s Cloud Exchange platform offers a complete 360° approach to cloud management to accelerate innovation, avoid vendor lock-in, and broker successful cloud outcomes. The design of the cloud platform removes the cost and complexity of hybrid cloud ensuring the continuous delivery of digital services. Find out more at www.buttonwood.com.au