The Australian NGO achieves 100% mobility, 20% power savings and A$5 million cost savings over five years
SYDNEY, Australia – December 14, 2020 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company, is today announcing that it has supported WISE Employment to transform its IT infrastructure leveraging Telstra’s mobile network. Through this deployment, WISE Employment is able to achieve 100% mobility, enhance services for customers and reduce data centre expenses and management. The Australian NGO also has managed to reduce power cost by 20% and save A$5 million over a five-year period.
Australians with a disability are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to those who do not have a disability.1 As COVID-19 pushes Australia’s unemployment rate to a reported 6.9%2, WISE Employment’s services’ mission holds new urgency.
With over 160 offices and 1,000 employees across the country, WISE Employment seeks to empower job seekers regardless of their needs or location – including establishing pop-up recruitment offices, building job websites and fostering in-house development capabilities for better customer support. However, the organisation’s flexibility was limited by its complex IT infrastructure in a mix of in-house data centres located in four different locations, requiring significant labour and resources to manage different environments.
By leveraging Equinix’s digital infrastructure in Melbourne and Telstra’s mobile network, WISE Employment has built a highly available environment that enables its staff to set up and connect offices within two hours and put a person to work within 10 minutes. This also equips its employees to support job seekers 24/7 and allows them to devote more time to serving their customers – an important capability as Australia works to rebuild its economy and job market.
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