Choosing the right cloud platform when moving to Containers and Serverless?

Choosing the right cloud platform when moving to Containers and Serverless?

Is your organisation, like many others, assessing the benefits of containers, but are struggling to go beyond establishing a Proof of Concept (PoC) due to the platform you are on? 

Serverless computing, containers, and similar products such as Google Kubernetes, are influencing significant changes to the way organisations function. As the applications run quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another, organisations are investing in its potential to make them more agile and faster to market. They are experiencing an increase in visibility and portability towards application performance. 

However, other organisations struggle to move beyond their PoCs to deployment due to their skillset and the cloud platform they are using. 

Public cloud platforms, such as Google Cloud, have recognised this setback and are leading the way to make the underlying platforms easier to deploy and manage. However, these are only available to organisations that have migrated to the public cloud. 

For organisations that use the private cloud, there is no easy solution. Several have considered building their own container stack. However, complications exist. Organisations must have a unique set of skills and know-how to scale, secure and manage it properly.  

The Solution – Hybrid Cloud 

Many organisations that have experienced the added frustration of deploying containers from a private cloud platform are now transitioning to a hybrid environment – a solution that combines a private cloud with one or more public cloud services. Organisations that have transitioned to a hybrid platform can now manage their workloads from one location and benefit from the best of both worlds.

Organisations are experiencing greater flexibility, scalability, and control over their data. They can store sensitive data in the private cloud, while at the same time access computational resources of a managed public cloud. As a hybrid cloud only requires one plane of management, it is different and more straightforward than a multi-cloud strategy where organisations manage each cloud platform separately. 

Other benefits of Hybrid Cloud

Organisations can also benefit from:

  • Cost savings by extending their private resources to a public cloud only when necessary. Resources do not have to sit idle until they are needed.
  • Deploying a private network on-site to handle internal needs which then extends to the public cloud when computational resources exceed local availability.
  • Improvement in computing and storage power, whereby organisations are using less physical space which on-site servers often require.

Deploying Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid model provides the business with multiple options so that stakeholders can pick an environment that best suits their needs. Some examples include:

  • Load-balancing between on-prem and public cloud depending on where the access is coming from.
  • Develop in the public cloud to leverage cheaper resources and deploy production on-prem for compliance.
  • Create a seamless integration into legacy environments as you go through a digital transformation.

Is Hybrid Cloud right for you?

Hybrid cloud is an effective way to align IT priorities with business needs. 

When comparing which cloud platform to go with, organisations should not underestimate the flexibility, scalability, and responsiveness of a hybrid cloud. How much flexibility organisations need is dependent on its business goals, what compliance measures are in place, and how much is the business expected to evolve in the future.

Hybrid cloud is highly valuable for organisations with fluctuating workloads, large amounts of data that need processing regularly, and have large mixes of IT services and applications. 

It can also be very beneficial for organisations that experience seasonal fluctuations. Organisations can identify when they require additional resources and utilise them at appropriate times, which in turn helps organisations optimise their costs. 

Start your journey to hybrid cloud with Oreta.

Are you keen to shift to a hybrid cloud platform, improving the visibility and flexibility of your applications and workloads, but not quite sure how? Let us understand your business needs and pain points and tailor a solution that meets your business goals. We can work with you on all aspects of the transformation lifecycle from Architecture to Migration / Transformation or components of it. 

Oreta announced finalists at the 2020 Telstra Enterprise Partner Awards

Oreta announced finalists at the 2020 Telstra Enterprise Partner Awards

Telstra recently held its annual Telstra Partner Awards, virtually. Oreta was proud to be announced as a finalist in two main categories, Customer Excellence in Innovation and Cloud Partner of the Year 2020.

The awards play a significant role in acknowledging the strength of Telstra’s partners and showcasing excellence in customer service, innovation, and expertise within the ecosystem, across Australia. The calibre of finalists and winners in 2020 was of the most elite in the telecommunications and IT industry.

Oreta has been working consistently with Telstra for more than 5 years and is considered one of Telstra’s partners of choice for our cloud and networking capabilities. Oreta brings to the table a unique blend of technical and management processes combining the knowledge of Telstra systems, products, and an in-depth understanding of their processes.

“Becoming finalists in these two categories is a testament to the confidence and support of our customers, partners, and the consistently hard work our team puts in throughout the year”, Oreta’s MD Sachin Verma said.

As Telstra’s Enterprise Channel Partner Sales Executive, Nevash Pillay’ articulated during the event, that 2020 has been “a challenging and unpredictable year”, which makes Oreta’s achievement even more meaningful.

We are very proud of what we have achieved this year, given the unique set of circumstances our industry and economy have encountered during the pandemic.

Every year Oreta looks forward to the Telstra Enterprise Partner awards, however, this year’s event brought a new meaning to the word ‘togetherness’ and the importance of supporting each other within the partnership ecosystem.

We look forward to another year working in partnership with Telstra.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all this year’s winners and other finalists.

The awards play a significant role in acknowledging the strength of Telstra’s partners and showcasing excellence in customer service, innovation, and expertise within the ecosystem, across Australia. The calibre of finalists and winners in 2020 was of the most elite in the telecommunications and IT industry.

Oreta has been working consistently with Telstra for more than 5 years and is considered one of Telstra’s partners of choice for our cloud and networking capabilities. Oreta brings to the table a unique blend of technical and management processes combining the knowledge of Telstra systems, products, and an in-depth understanding of their processes.

“Becoming finalists in these two categories is a testament to the confidence and support of our customers, partners, and the consistently hard work our team puts in throughout the year”, Oreta’s MD Sachin Verma said.

As Telstra’s Enterprise Channel Partner Sales Executive, Nevash Pillay’ articulated during the event, that 2020 has been “a challenging and unpredictable year”, which makes Oreta’s achievement even more meaningful.

We are very proud of what we have achieved this year, given the unique set of circumstances our industry and economy have encountered during the pandemic.

Every year Oreta looks forward to the Telstra Enterprise Partner awards, however, this year’s event brought a new meaning to the word ‘togetherness’ and the importance of supporting each other within the partnership ecosystem.

We look forward to another year working in partnership with Telstra.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all this year’s winners and other finalists.

ARN Innovation Awards 2020: Oreta finalist in three categories

ARN Innovation Awards 2020: Oreta finalist in three categories

Oreta has been announced a finalist in the ARN Innovation Awards 2020 in three different categories. The three categories are homegrown, partner value (mid-market) and corporate citizen.

The awards play host to an extensive selection of leading innovators across Australia, ranging from start-ups, partners, distributors, and vendors. In its 14th consecutive year, the awards continue to recognise customers value and innovation and showcase excellence across the Australian channel. In 2020, more 180 companies submitted over 400 nominations with over 200 finalists across more than 130 organisations.

Given the calibre of other finalists listed on ARN’s website this was no easy feat for Oreta. Rajitha Rajasingham, Oreta’s Director of Operations, said “We are extremely proud of our team of Oreos who continue to keep our customers front and centre of what they do, balancing both professional and personal priorities as they work through the challenges that the pandemic presents”.

With the submissions for the partner value and homegrown awards, we made sure our capabilities and the importance of providing excellent service to all our customers shone through. They also demonstrated the importance of our ecosystem with our partners whose products underpin our solutions.

In our corporate citizen submission, we highlighted our continued efforts to address gender disparity and encouraging young girls to consider a career in the IT industry, and our commitment to the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.

For the past three consecutive years, Oreta has been the proud recipient of an ARN Innovation Award. We will continue to keep our fingers crossed that this will be our fourth. The winners will be announced in December. Until then we will keep our fingers crossed.

Stay tuned…

Championing Women for IT

Championing Women for IT

Australia loses female talent at every stage of the educational pipeline – from primary and secondary school to university and the workforce; this is particularly prevalent in the IT industry.

In 2019, only 28% of roles in the technology industry were filled by women. A concerning fact when it is proven, diverse teams lead to successful outcomes – for people, customers, community and business.

Oreta, a successful IT service provider, understands the need to shift gender percentages in the IT industry and is experiencing first-hand the need to achieve greater gender equality, with only 16% of its employees being women.

Saying that Oreta was co-founded by a female tech entrepreneur, Rajitha Rajasingham. As Director of Operations, Rajitha has worked in the industry for over 25 years and has seen the growing need to give young women the confidence to be trailblazers in the industry, to push through the barriers and pursue the same passion as their male counterparts.

Ms Rajasingham, the recipient of CRN’s inaugural ‘Women Leading Growth’ award, believes that “to gain more traction with young women, we need to encourage their curiosity in IT. We need to provide a means for them to build their skills and confidence and embrace their contributions to the industry.”

In 2020, Oreta plans to seize several opportunities to do its bit and help champion change and advocate gender parity within the IT industry.

To support International Women’s Day 2020, Oreta has provided headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation with funding to support several young women who are engaged in the headspace Career Mentoring program to help increase interest in IT, further develop their careers in the IT space and gain additional education in areas of their choice.

Oreta will give young women who are participating in the headspace Career Mentoring program the opportunity to gain industry-specific knowledge and explore the many aspects and benefits of IT through their studies.

“We aim to inspire young women who are passionate about IT to have better conversations and make more informed choices about their career pathways. We want to empower them to believe that they can achieve what they set their heart on”, said Ms Rajasingham.

The headspace mentoring program aims to help young people overcome challenges and employment barriers and support them through their transition into the workforce, by connecting not-for-profits, industry and young job seekers.

“This opportunity from Oreta will be beneficial in giving young women a head start in their IT careers. Participants engaged in the headspace Career Mentoring program will benefit from this support as they look towards developing their knowledge and interest in the IT space”, said Carolyn Watts, National Manager Vocational Programs at headspace.

Oreta is excited about what can be achieved by supporting this program and encourages other like-minded organisations in the IT industry to consider getting on board to inspire more young women to consider a career in IT.

For more information about headspace career mentoring, visit the headspace website: https://headspace.org.au/work-and-study/digital-industry-mentor-service/


Additional Information

Oreta also operates Girls IgnITe, a 5-day work experience program where Year 10 and 11 girls will have the opportunity to learn about all the facets of an IT company.


For more information:

Sarah Sweeney
Oreta – Marketing Executive
Email: sarah@oreta.com.au
Mobile: 0437 719 996

Sachin Verma wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at ARN Awards

Sachin Verma wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at ARN Awards

Congratulations to Oreta’s managing director, Sachin Verma, who was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at the notable 2019 ARN Innovation Award night, held in Sydney recently

In its 13th year, the ARN Innovation Awards night celebrated and rewarded excellence across the Australian IT channel. It was an incredible night that recognised the achievements of a phenomenal line-up of partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Sachin won the ‘Entrepreneur Award’ for demonstrating leadership in two organisations, Oreta and Telstra Business Technology Centre (TBTC) in Melbourne and driving market growth across enterprise and SMB. By leveraging the proficiencies of both organisations, the combined offering now provides end-to-end capabilities nationwide.

“I am so thrilled and honoured to be named as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the prestigious ARN Awards last night. I still can’t believe it! I am seriously humbled and sincerely want to thank my team of Oreos, particularly Rajitha Rajasingham, co-founder and director of Oreta, and all the people who believed in me”, proudly Sachin commented.

Oreta was also a finalist in two other categories, which further demonstrates the excellence we strive for in ICT. It was a great feeling to know that Oreta’s high calibre team is known for its IT craftsmanship, as well as Sachin for his entrepreneurial flair.

It was a day to remember for Sachin. Not only did he receive the award in front of the IT industry’s elite, but earlier that day he was a keynote speaker at the Google Cloud Summit’s Partner Connect Day, where he shared his insights with fellow Google partners on providing cloud services to the SMB market.