A famous Australian not-for-profit (NFP) employment service company for disabled people, Wise Employment, was going through labor and resource problems until recently. Also, it did not have direct connectivity to the cloud for data handling.

So, without the availability of the cloud environment, it was very difficult for the staff of wise employment to remotely do their jobs. Concerning such an issue, the company teamed up with Equinix and Telstra to uplift its IT infrastructure.

The project saw the company consolidating its four data centers in Australia – into Equinix’s Melbourne IBX data center. Also, Wise Employment speeds up the launch of a hybrid cloud environment connected to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via Equinix Fabric using Telstra’s mobile network.

Owing to the new infrastructure, the NFP was able to create 20% savings in power and AUD 5 million in savings over five years. It made it easy for the staff to handle the data and remain connected while providing the 24 hours 7 days a week support to the job seekers.

“At Wise Employment, our passionate staff assist thousands of job seekers in finding meaningful work and establishing self-sufficiency. Our partnership with Equinix and Telstra is just one example of how we’re working to empower our job seekers,” Wise Employment CIO Mick Havill said. “By achieving 100% mobility and saving millions of dollars and internal labor, we’re spending more time working with customers one-on-one, collaborating with community partners and developing innovative projects that support people with disability.”

Before this, Equinix and Telstra have displayed many instances of their strong bond. Earlier this year, Telstra and Equinix cemented their relationship, saying that Telstra will use Equinix’s Cloud Exchange Fabric to expand its programmable network (TPN) from its presence in eight markets to 38, including Europe and North America.

The deal for expanding the programmable network helped Telstra TPN customers create private, multi-cloud connections and access 170 plus cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud.