by Stephanie McDonald

Oakton and Empired to provide cloud for gold miner

Aug 02, 20131 min
Cloud Computing

Oakton and Empired have won a multi-million contract to provide the world’s largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corporation, with cloud services.

Oakton and Empired will provide a fully managed Oracle service to the mining company in a two-year contract.

Empired will deliver cloud-based managed services for Barrick and provision disaster recovery services using its dual hosting facilities in Australia on the east and west coasts.

The mining company will also use Empired’s FlexScale cloud solution for its financial accounting system in the Asia Pacific region.

Oakton will take ownership of the technology solution and provide Oracle eBusiness suite services.

“Our focus is clearly on delivering an exceptional service to Barrick and we trust through this we will demonstrate the significant value that Empired and Oakton can deliver,” Russell Baskerville, Empired managing director, said in a statement.

“This contract vindicates the prudent investment decision by the company to develop its market leading cloud computing platform ‘FlexScale’.”

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