Online property listing group
realestate.com.au has outsourced application and infrastructure
monitoring to hosting specialist Hostworks in a three-year deal
From its own network operations centre, Hostworks will provide
monitoring and initial support of around 200 Web servers located
in realestate.com.au's data centres, Hostworks said in a statement
sent to the Australian Stock Exchange this morning.
Realestate.com.au operates three data centres in Melbourne, and
one in London.
In the statement, the property group's chief information officer Ms Chris
Vulovic said up until now the work had been done in-house. "Previously this was done by our own staff equipped with pagers," she said.
"But we have expanded overseas and now have customers in the
UK, so we are a truly global operation. If there is a minor
issue, I don't want a page waking my staff at 3am."
The statement said Hostworks would start providing the 24x7
monitoring service from September this year. "This three-year
contract follows an initial engagement in which Hostworks
provided realestate.com.au with technologies to deliver online,"
Today's move is the latest in a series of high-profile hosting
wins for Hostworks, which now houses many of Australia's most
popular Web sites, including News Interactive, ninemsn, Seek,
Sensis, Ticketek and Wotif.com.