OurStory

XCentral. Enabling businesses to innovate.

XCentral is an Australian IT services provider that helps mid-market businesses reduce risk and increase profits. By unleashing the power of cloud technologies, and aligning them to your business strategy, we ensure your technology investments give you the outcomes you need. 

With a successful track record delivering managed services and cloud solutions since 2005, our experienced team uses proven methods to enable organisations, like yours, to realise the full potential of today’s digital technologies.

We believe technology should be inclusive to all businesses and industries – accessible, affordable, powerful and easy to use.

Invest. Divest. Innovate.

We help businesses use the full potential of technology so employees can work, collaborate and communicate easily and productively; and connect and interact effectively with their customers.

Our clients understand the need to innovate and want to invest in technology to grow and transform their business but often don’t know where to start. To make this happen, we work with them to develop a strategy that has leadership support and is fit for purpose. It’s a collaborative approach, combining our expertise with your knowledge of the business.

Our Story.

Since 2005, our team has been passionate about developing innovative technology solutions and services. We rely upon our collective experience, and our trusted network of specialist partners, to deliver the full breadth of end-to-end solutions and services we offer today. Here are some of the key milestones we’ve achieved over the years:

2003

XCentral is conceived

XCentral was founded as a part-time venture to fulfil several small-scale technology projects.

March 2003

Pioneers in cloud computing

Demand for XCentral’s services grew rapidly, and by March, we had deployed our first hosted Exchange 2003 Mailbox – earning us a reputation as cloud computing pioneers. This was three years before “cloud computing” was a recognised term within the industry, six years before Microsoft Australia officially released its Business Productivity Online Suite in 2009, and eight years before Office 365 was released in 2011.

2003 to 2007

Hosted Exchange solution expands

We expand our Hosted Exchange offering by incorporating Hosted SharePoint, Hosted CRM and Hosted Lync (pre-Skype).

May 2005

XCentral launches

After two years, XCentral officially launches.

2006

Microsoft Small Business Specialist

We are recognised as a Small Business Specialist by Microsoft.

2006

Hosted Computing Roadshows

We participate in various roadshows to communicate the benefits of hosted computing – the precursor to cloud computing.

2006

Media recognition

We are interviewed by several publications (including The Australian) regarding hosted computing as a new and radical approach to IT.

2007

Microsoft Gold Partner

We become a Microsoft Gold Partner.

August 2009

First office

We move into our first office in Chatswood, Sydney.

2009

Microsoft Silver awards

We receive two awards from Microsoft: Silver Datacenter and Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions.

2013

ARN ICT Industry awards

We are a finalist in the 2013 ARN ICT Industry Awards.

August 2013

Microsoft Small Business Partner of the Year award

We win the Microsoft Australia Partner Award for Small Business Partner of the Year and are a finalist for the Microsoft Australia Server Platform Partner of the Year.

November 2013

CRN Industry Awards

We are listed in the Top 50 Resellers in Australia at the CRN Industry Awards.

April 2014

Microsoft Global Awards finalist

We are a finalist in the Microsoft Global Awards in the Server Platform category, and in the Small Business category.

July 2014

Microsoft Premier Partner

We become a Microsoft Premier Partner, offering the highest level of access to Microsoft support.

August 2014

Microsoft Australia Partner Award Winner

We win a Microsoft Australia Partner Award for Small Business Partner of the Year.

October 2014

First to deliver Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Office 365

When Microsoft Azure launches in Australia, XCentral is a “go-live” partner, with one of the first customers in Australia. XCentral also places the first order for the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) within Australia, and deploys the first three Office 365 sales in Australia.

November 2014

New Macquarie Park office

We move from Chatswood to a new Macquarie Park office.

January 2015

Microsoft Partner Advisory Council

We are invited to join the exclusive Microsoft Partner Advisory Council which meets at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

February 2015

ModernBiz campaign

We complete a ModernBiz campaign with Microsoft Australia, TV personality David Koch, and Lenovo Australia.

August 2015

Microsoft Australia Partner Awards winner

We win a Microsoft Australia Partner Award for Excellence in Managed Services.

December 2015

Manilla office opens

We open a Manilla office with full-time staff.

August 2016

Microsoft Australia Partner Awards finalist

We are a finalist in the Microsoft Australia Partner Awards for Excellence in Managed Services, and for Excellence in Regional Customers.

December 2016

Gold Cloud Productivity status

We achieve Gold Cloud Productivity status with Microsoft.

February 2017

Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions

We achieve Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions status with Microsoft.

March 2017

Citrix Silver certification

We achieve Silver certification with Citrix.

September 2017

ARN Industry Awards

Our sales team is recognised as one of the best in Australia at the ARN Industry awards.