Datacentre-as-a-service (DCaaS) provider, NextDC, has signed an agreement with Telstra that enables the telecommunication provider's enterprise, government, and business customers access to its datacentre across Australia.

The national contract allows customers the ability to move critical IT infrastructure to NextDC's datacentre co-location facilities in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne, as well as Perth following the facility's February 2014 launch. Connectivity will be delivered via Telstra's Next IP network.

"We recognise that some of our customers want to complement their Telstra Cloud infrastructure environment with equipment that is co-located in a managed datacentre in their region," Telstra Cloud services director, Michael Riad, said.

"Our relationship with NextDC allows customers to deploy hybrid solutions, combining Telstra's Cloud infrastructure and Next IP network with NextDC datacentre services."

NextDC chief executive officer (CEO), Craig Scroggie, claims the partnership is strategically a game changer as it strengthens the company's national carrier and vendor-neutral ecosystem.

"NextDC's datacentre environment offers security, performance and a nationally-consistent experience for organisations that are moving into the Cloud," Scroggie said.

"Through this agreement with Telstra, we are further enhancing our ecosystem to provide customers new opportunity for hybrid Cloud computing models."

Telstra customers can order NextDC datacentre co-location services in Australia from today through their Telstra Account Executive or via NextDC.