Suncorp NZ strengthens working environment with new cloud software

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Suncorp NZ strengthens working environment with new cloud software

Suncorp New Zealand has announced it is adopting a new information technology (IT) environment to improve workspace access for its global workforce.

As part of a full renovation of its Auckland offices, Suncorp has partnered with cloud computing software company Nutanix to help ensure technological resources are available to support the strategy. It is incorporating Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software to support its own Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) delivering 700 virtual desktops, and enabling staff to work remotely in any space.

The firm explained the move was a response to the growing demand by existing and potential staff for flexible working options.

“One of the top questions asked by our potential employees is – do you offer flexible working options?” Suncorp executive general manager for technology, data and labs Terry Gaze said. “We’re meeting this desire with an easy-to-use IT environment and offices that encourage staff to work in a collaborative way from anywhere.

“We’re now looking at how else we can use the Nutanix operating system to further support our flexible working strategy,” he added.

Suncorp highlighted the new environment has proven particularly beneficial to new parents in the company, who often require varying levels of flexibility to balance their working lives and family commitments. It also improved desktop resilience and availability across Suncorp’s end user environment.

The combination of Citrix with Nutanix offered a true best-of-breed on-premises solution, it added