Data#3 has announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide hosted Cloud infrastructure services to McInnes Wilson Lawyers.

The Brisbane based law firm initiated the bidding process for an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) agreement due to a need for consolidation across its multiple physical locations and servers.

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McInnes Wilson Lawyers CIO, Russell Seenan, said: "With multiple office locations, and our physical server and storage hardware due for a refresh, it made sense for us to move to a hosted Cloud infrastructure platform."

Data#3 claims it was awarded the contract due to its ability to offer a flexible pricing model for datacentre technology that offers levels of scalability and reliability.

Data#3 group general manager, Laurence Baynham, said the agreement is a "strategic win" for the company as it is another step to establishing its position in the competitive Cloud computing market.

"By engaging and working closely with our customers, it has become evident that the require a range of Cloud services. Increasingly, we are helping our customers to transform their business and realise the benefits of shifting capital expenditure to a more dynamic operating expense model."