Vodafone NZ taps AWS specialists Consegna for cloud migration support

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Vodafone NZ taps AWS specialists Consegna for cloud migration support
John Taylor (Consegna)

Auckland-headquartered AWS Premier Partner Consegna has been tapped by Vodafone New Zealand to provide the telco with Amazon Web Services (AWS) expertise.

Vodafone chief enterprise director Lindsay Zwart said that while it has offered cloud migration for some time, the partnership will bolster its offerings in that area, particularly to support its AWS-based cloud contact centre solution, Vodafone Connect. 

"Over the past eighteen months, we've seen a significant increase in demand from New Zealand businesses who want to move their operations and call-centres to the cloud … we have partnered with leading cloud company Consegna to help serve their growing needs,” she said.

Founded in 2016 by John Taylor and Michael Butler, Consegna also has offices in Wellington, Christchurch and Melbourne, Australia. The company was named 2021 AWS New Zealand Consulting Partner of the Year for 2021.

Taylor, Consegna’s managing director, said that the partnership is a “natural fit” due to a shared set of values, including the AWS mantra ‘customer obsession’ and “a desire to provide cutting edge cloud technology to New Zealand businesses to solve their problems.”

Among Consegna’s clients are several public sector departments, including NZQA, IRD, and the Department of Conservation. In the public sphere, clients include clothing retailer Ezibuy, property valuation company QV, and The Cooperative Bank.

AWS announced in February that it will be opening a local zone in Auckland. AWS ANZ director and worldwide public sector country leader Iain Rouse said at the time of the announcement, “We know that delivering ultra-low latency applications for a seamless user experience matters for many businesses and industries, so we are excited to bring the edge of the cloud closer to more customers.”

Vodafone recently announced the intention to offload its passive tower assets to free up capital for reinvestment.

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