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  • 3 February 2021 13:53

Hostopia Australia continues its AWS push and move into professional services with new Chief Architect role and appointment of industry expert Gerald Bachlmayr

With a long standing cloud expertise and wide industry recognition, Bachlmayr now spearheads Hostopia’s AWS cloud and customer delivery strategy The new role and appointment of Gerald comes in as Hostopia continues its AWS investment and plans for more AWS growth in 2021, as well as an accelerated move into professional services

Sydney, Australia – 03 February, 2021 - Cloud services and hosting provider Hostopia Australia today announced the continued expansion of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud offering and strengthening of its AWS partnership with the appointment of industry expert Gerald Bachlmayr as Chief Architect - AWS Cloud.

The newly created role follows the appointment of Darryn McCoskery as General Manager in February 2019, who joined the business with the ambition and plans to make Hostopia’s managed cloud brand, Anchor,one of AWS’ key partners in Australia for cloud services. This also comes after a year of significant investment and growth into Hostopia Australia’s AWS business through Hostopia’s managed cloud services branch Anchor.

Recognised by the industry with a long list of AWS certifications as well as many publications and public speaking engagements under his belt, Gerald will spearhead the AWS cloud and customer delivery strategy for Hostopia and its Anchor branch, while streamlining the delivery of AWS for customers.

“This is an exciting time to be in the industry, and an exciting new role as Hostopia has one of the best teams of technical and engineering talent I have seen, and one of the strongest customer-focused cultures. This means there is a huge opportunity for us to deliver an outstanding customer experience and keep building on our existing AWS expertise to help both Australian organisations and organisations with an Australian presence in their cloud journeys”, commented Bachlmayr.

“There is a strong movement towards digital transformation and simplification within the industry. We’re seeing a surge of businesses needing help to streamline their architectures and modernise their applications so they can realise the full value of the cloud. This is where dedicated AWS experts can make a difference and drive substantial business value and streamline costs.”

Gerald joins with a unique expertise after having spent a decade in developer roles and then as a consulting expert across several European markets, before moving to New Zealand in 2006 working with private and Government organisations, and finally landing in Australia in 2009 where he led major digital and cloud transformation projects for Transport NSW, Westpac Group, University of NSW and more. For the past few years Gerald held a DevOps specialist role for global transformation consultancy Contino, where he gained the status of AWS Ambassador.

Driving AWS momentum in 2021 and moving towards professional services

“The AWS partnership was a key focus last year with investments in nurturing and expanding our AWS certifications and capabilities, which helped us drive a record 19% growth in Q3 for our AWS managed cloud customers”, commented Darryn McCoskery, General Manager at Hostopia Australia.

With the creation of this new role and the appointment of Gerald, Hostopia Australia wants to build on the AWS growth achieved in 2020 and continue expanding its AWS partnership to keep delivering on Australian organisations’ growing cloud infrastructure and expertise needs.

Under the guidance of Gerald, Hostopia also plans to further expand its professional services business, in addition to its managed cloud services offering. This includes delivering a DevSecOps offering to the market and scaling out application modernisation services more broadly, the latter of which witnessed strong demand from mid-market and enterprise companies in late 2020.

“Gerald comes with a long-standing experience and broad industry recognition which will be instrumental in supporting our customers in their cloud and application modernisation journey, as well as supporting our engineering teams, helping streamline our processes and drive customer value”, added McCoskery.

Through its Anchor managed cloud brand, Hostopia Australia has recently added the AWS Immersion Day and Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows competencies to its credentials. The company also plans to make further investments in its AWS partnership in the next coming months.

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About Hostopia Australia

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