Orange Business Services hits a six with Cricket Australia

  Orange Business Services hits a six with Cricket Australia

      Flexible Computing Premium, a cloud computing solution, transforms

Business Wire

PARIS & SYDNEY -- October 30, 2012

Orange Business Services has won a contract with Cricket Australia to deploy
its cloud computing solution Flexible Computing Premium and transform its IT
infrastructure into a robust, flexible and scalable platform to cater to
future business growth and development.

“Flexible Computing Premium – flexible, secure infrastructure as a service –
will support the IT infrastructure of Cricket Australia,” said Gordon
Makryllos, managing director, Orange Business Services Australasia. “The
solution helps companies build a custom infrastructure and covers the whole
playing field, including OS and databases, managed Internet access and
transition services. New servers and virtual machines will also be provided to
ensure that mission critical applications are not disrupted during peaks in

Proactive security services will also be applied to protect confidential
Cricket Australia and customer information from external threats. All state
cricketing bodies aligned under Cricket Australia will be able to leverage
shared services in a secure environment, reducing administrative burdens.

Orange’s understanding of Cricket Australia’s business requirements, coupled
with the ability to map that to its technical needs was instrumental in the
contract win. As the Australian governing body for cricket, Cricket Australia
needed a flexible and secure cloud service that could link its nationwide
employees and member organizations efficiently and effectively.

“We needed a partner who understood our needs and could deliver a scalable and
resilient solution that will grow with us,” said Kate Banozic, executive
general manager, business and advisory services, Cricket Australia. “With
Orange, we can maximize efficiencies within the IT infrastructure, allowing
our state bodies and ourselves to operate more effectively and
collaboratively. Our intent is to deliver to our customers enhanced web
experience particularly during activity peaks.”

Orange is not only transforming the existing IT infrastructure into a platform
that has the capability to meet Cricket Australia’s growth needs over the next
36 months, but also consolidating and integrating the current environment with
the cloud solution.

“Our global network and extensive experience in managed services means that
Flexible Computing Premium, our cloud solution, is ideally placed to deliver
the reliable and strong cloud platform that Cricket Australia requires,” said
Makryllos. “Our professional expertise and operational capabilities guarantee
end-to-end availability and performance of network and applications –
something that is vital for a leading organization such as Cricket Australia.”

About Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia is the custodian of cricket in Australia with a vision to be
the country's favourite sport. CA has more than 150 employees across its head
office in Jolimont, Melbourne and the Centre of Excellence (COE) in Brisbane,
as well as staff based in various locations across Australia.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B
services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for
voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories
with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication
services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified
communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services
delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.
Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services is a four-time winner of Best
Global Operator at the World Communication Awards. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications
operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at June 30, 2012. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet,
television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company
operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment
A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material
are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France


Orange Press Contacts:
Orange Business Services
Elizabeth Mayeri, +1 212 251 2086
for Orange Business Services Australia
Anna O’Sullivan, +61 2 9212 3888
Héloïse Rothenbühler, +33 1 44 44 93 93
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