Oreta advances hyperconvergence capability with HyperFlex Specialisation.

Oreta advances hyperconvergence capability with HyperFlex Specialisation.

More and more organisations are recognising the need for multi-site distributed computing to meet the growing requirements in a branch office, remote sites, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other intelligent services at the edge. In a technology-dependent world having infrastructure ready for any application, any cloud and ready to be deployed anywhere is vital to an organisation’s success. Oreta knows this. That’s why we are proud to have recently advanced our expertise in the cloud domain and accomplished a HyperFlex specialisation with Cisco. 

HyperFlex is Cisco’s solution for simplifying today’s multi-cloud installations, making them highly scalable and resilient within a hybrid IT environment. With the specialisation, Oreta can build its capability to deliver HyperFlex solutions and strengthen its brand as a trusted Cisco Authorised Partner and advisor to our customers within the HCI market. 

Oreta achieved the HyperFlex specialisation and became qualified to install, design, manage and troubleshoot HyperFlex solutions by completing a formal authorisation process and having our technical specialists complete prescribed learning pathways, including a rigorous examination.

Several of our customers are already reaping the benefits of our HyperFlex specialisation. They are seeing the high-performance gain and cost reduction with the ease of putting their entire IT environment in the cloud with great speed. They are also experiencing more effective management of critical applications, coupled with high availability and performance.   

We will continue to advance our expertise in HCI technology by having exclusive access to learning maps and training, which will ensure we provide a consistent service to our customers. 

Suppose you are considering shifting to a multi-cloud environment and are keen to augment your mission-critical applications? Then, consider Cisco HyperFlex as the right solution for you. Our technical experts are available to talk to you about the benefits of Cisco HyperFlex today.

Roundtable – Secure SD-WAN; foundation for your digital strategy

Roundtable – Secure SD-WAN; foundation for your digital strategy

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), pronounced “sassy” supports secure branch office and remote worker access. SASE’s cloud-delivered set of services, including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is driving rapid adoption. Gartner predicts that by 2024, at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE, up from less than 1% at the end of 2018.

More and more companies are evaluating their network connectivity in the new world, post-pandemic, and the importance of encompassing secure network technologies as part of their digital strategy.

Recently Oreta, together with VMware, hosted a dynamic technology roundtable discussion that mainly focused on the future of SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

Moderated by Oreta ’s MD, Sachin Verma, several insights and tips were shared during the conversation, including;

Key Insights

  • SD-WAN is not a question of if, but when. SD-WAN is hardwired; driven more by a cloud strategy than a network strategy.
  • SD-WAN overcomes the challenge faced with less than agile Telcos assisting with speed to market.
  • SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is not a bolt-on. It has to be part of your network strategy when deploying SD-WAN.  It provides greater convenience, however, with convenience comes a price.  
  • A company’s security posture depends on what network platform a business uses. More companies are moving towards a user-based security architecture.

Key Takeaway

  • COVID was an eye-opener to many companies regarding the influence technology has on business outcomes. IT needs to take decision-makers (e.g. IT procurement and finance) on the journey from awareness, education, and adoption, and bridge the knowledge gap that exists within some organisations.

Moving Forward – Customer and Partner Expectations

The conversation extended its focus to the importance of developing a healthy working relationship between a customer and their technology partner when resolving connectivity issues and upgrading from a legacy WAN to secure SD-WAN.

There are three fundamental components customers look for when appointing a technology partner. They include;

  • Technology partners must have a proactive outcome-based approach to advising/guiding customers on emerging technologies and trends. Don’t just promote the next ‘shiny’ offer,
  • Technology partners should have a genuine willingness to solve a problem – no matter what the issues may be,
  • Customers want to purchase an outcome and not be tied down with issues, so that they can concentrate on more strategic aspects of the business.

There are three fundamental components a technology partner looks for when working with a customer, including;

  • Customers want to have trust in the value of the advice and service provided,
  • Customers want to adopt a collaborative approach with their chosen technology partner, and work together to develop a successful outcome,
  • Customers want their technology partner to be readily available to work with them to resolve issues as and when they arise.
Oreta achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status

Oreta achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status

Oreta has achieved the Microsoft Gold – Certified Partner status in the Cloud Platform solution competency.

Attaining this status is no easy feat and is only achieved by a very small percentage of Microsoft’s global partners. Partners, such as Oreta, which accomplish this status have met the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely recognised partnership program.

Microsoft has a policy of strictly assessing all its partners, and several criteria have to be met before any certification is awarded. Oreta achieved its gold status after passing rigorous examinations, and our technical specialists attaining their Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certificates.

Sachin Verma, MD, Oreta, said that “Our Microsoft gold partner status adds to our capability stack. It proves that we have deep expertise in deploying cloud solutions that will put us at the top of our partner ecosystem.”

The gold partner status is a testament to Oreta’s commitment to Microsoft’s cloud services. It will enable us to have a higher level of engagement with our Microsoft contacts, as well as boost our internal research and development efforts, and consequently offer greater support, both technical and commercial, to our cloud customers, especially those who have or are considering investing in Microsoft Azure.

Mr Verma said that, “With the Microsoft Gold Partner status, Oreta is now accredited as a Microsoft Azure specialist, our customers can now leverage our expertise to deliver advanced cloud solutions and take our customers even further in its journey to cloud.

If you looking at replacing or augmenting your on-premise servers, Microsoft Azure could be the right solution for you. If you’re interested in learning about its full potential and ways you can use it, talk to one of our technical experts today.

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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 (link) 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…

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 (link) 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