BRISBANE, QLD – July 28, 2015 — / — Cloud Plus (, a 100% channel focused Australian provider of private cloud solutions, has today announced that strong demand for cloud based infrastructure has seen Cloud Plus continue to grow rapidly in in the last year, achieving 122% revenue growth for FY2015.

Founded in 2010, Cloud Plus delivers enterprise-grade private cloud solutions in conjunction with partners such as systems integrators, managed service providers, carriers and carriage service providers.

In the last 12 months, the number of partners delivering solutions to their clients with Cloud Plus has grown by over 50%, to a total of 62 active partners across Australia.

Jules Rumsey, Chief Executive Officer for Cloud Plus commented, “2015 has seen a huge surge in ransomware attacks within Australia. These attacks involve criminal hackers encrypting business critical data, preventing data access unless a ransom is paid. Such events can be extremely costly and cause massive reputational damage, particularly if appropriate backups and disaster recovery planning are not in place.”

Australian businesses are able to report ransomware attacks to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, which operates Scamwatch statistics show that the number of reported Ransomware and Malware threats in Q2 2015 increased 31% from Q1 2015 to 1239 incidents, with total financial losses increasing 25%.

Cloud Plus provides a pre-integrated suite of best-of-breed services and specialist support to allow clients to rapidly design and deliver private cloud solutions. To help protect end-clients against advanced security threats like ransomware, this suite of services includes sophisticated security, backup and disaster recovery services.

Jules Rumsey continued, “With the rapid rise of ransomware infection rates in Australia, it is critical that businesses take appropriate measures to mitigate threats where possible and rapidly recover from attacks that slip through. Our solution suite includes leading-edge security services that directly address the technology threats posed by ransomware attacks, while our disaster recovery services reduce the impact and recovery time for any business that is the victim of a successful attack.”

“Our partners can deliver comprehensive, robust, secure solutions at a healthy margin without the need to make huge capital investments in network, security and systems infrastructure.”

Cloud Plus invests heavily in infrastructure and technology, and part of this investment has been in its Managed Firewall service, which is primarily based on technology from Fortinet. Its flagship Security Plus bundle includes firewalling, antivirus, antispam, intrusion prevention, content filtering, SSL / IPSec VPN and reporting by default. Optional features such as Active Directory integration, Single Sign-On (SSO) and Two-Factor security that can be enabled as required.

In July 2015, Cloud Plus Managed Firewall with the Security Plus Bundle was awarded ‘Best Security Solution’ for 2015 at the Communications Alliance and CommsDay ACOMM Awards, which showcase the best telco industry achievements each year.

Cloud Plus has delivered a significant number of enterprise-grade private cloud solutions in conjunction with many well-known ICT players, including Thomas Duryea Consulting, Kiandra IT, Systima, Surety IT and Rivercity Solutions.

Cloud Plus is 100% Australian owned and managed, with all client data hosted within highly secure Australian datacentres. Clients are able to connect from their premises to their hosted services via private network services on the Cloud Plus MPLS network at speeds of up to 10Gbps with security provided by an enterprise-grade managed firewall service.

About Cloud Plus
Cloud Plus ( is a 100% channel focused Australian provider of private cloud solutions. Founded in 2010, Cloud Plus delivers enterprise-grade private network, security and cloud infrastructure solutions from datacentres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Media Contact:
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0417 217 091

Cloud Plus
Level 22, Northbank Plaza
69 Ann St, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

Source: Cloud Plus


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