connect.com.au is a division of AAPT Limited, Australia’s third largest land line telecommunciations company, and one of only three Australian companies to own and operate their own data network. AAPT has about 750 employees. connect.com.au provides services across AAPT’s Tier-1 network, which has 7 data centers located in major cities in Australia. Services include Linux and Windows compute instances, and CDN. Key differentiators include being an Australian-based company, owning and operating their own data centers and networks, aggressively priced services, and a high performance storage layer built on Solid State Drives (SSD) and Infiniband networking.