Consultel Cloud set to revolutionise Australian business with AI-aaS offering launch.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a service (AI-aaS) will now be available to Australian and APAC businesses thanks to a new product collaboration from NetApp and Melbourne based IT consultancy, Consultel Cloud.

The service, which uses AI and data in a consumption model, creates greater efficiencies for businesses with less risk and cost than traditional models, delivering digital transformation that impacts bottom line and provides competitive advantage.

With clients such as the Australian Police Force and a television broadcast company already lining up for proof of concept with Consultel Cloud’s AI-aaS, the company is confident the new offering will make waves in business, with companies constantly seeking increased efficiency and outputs to beat their competitors and increase margins.AIaaS equipment. ONTAP AI

Data is changing the world fundamentally. AI-aaS provides the ability to support three important business needs: automating business processes, gaining cognitive insight through data analysis and engaging with customers and employees through AI.

On a recent trip to Australia from the USA, NetApp CEO, George Kurian met with the Consultel Cloud team to discuss the exciting options that AI-aaS opens up. This state-of-the-art technology is already making a big impact in the USA.

Benjamin Molloy, Managing Director of Consultel Cloud, said, “this offering has been a project we’ve been negotiating to bring to Australia for some time. The huge opportunity data presents with AI-aaS for businesses to seek and identify efficiencies in data and processes are endless. We can’t wait to see the outcomes for our clients and their businesses.”

Mr Molloy continued, “We have a long-standing relationship with NetApp, being the first to sign on for HCI (hyper converged infrastructure) in cloud, and now one of the first in the APAC region to offer AI as a service. We are really excited about the possibilities this creates.”
The technology is powered by ONTAP-AI with reference architecture with NetApp and NVIDIA with data hosted by Equinix, in Port Melbourne.