Players GOT Cloud Skillz

Boss wants some Cloud? K1 are specialists in multiple cloud platforms. AWS, Google CE, Azure, Rackspace – it doesn’t matter. Using the right tools, deploy your kit/services wherever you want.

AWS @ k1

Splunk that Sh*t!

Service desk need to know the last few things a client was trying to achieve before calling? Need to track… anything? How about a global threat view across all systems? Splunk1 can help. Don’t believe us?

Splunk @ k1


Need to download meteorological data directly into an AWS US region, spin up a compute farm, crunch it, email out-put then send it to Glacier? Then blow it all away (three times a day). K1 and PuppetLabs

Puppet @ k1


Need to download and save the entire internet, host every staff members complete family photo library, maybe a little bit of corporate data too? You have a data problem, we have your solution.

Data @ k1

Experts Only Please

We specialise in data, analytics and automation. Eat them all for breakfast, every day, with hash browns. It doesn't matter if it is in a Cloud, private data centre or your mum's basement. We can crunch, automate, migrate and protect it. It's what we do, BOOM SHAKALAKA.

K1 jumps to #32 @ BRW Fast100 2014

Katana1 have jumped 14 places from position 46 in 2013 to position 32 in BRW 2014 fastest growing Australian companies. Check out the list and read our previous article

Deloitte Tech fast50 Cracked

Katana1 destroys (some of) its competition landing position 18 in the reputable Deloitte Technology fast50. Download the super duper PDF from Deloitte

K1 blasts in at #2 - CRN Fast50

Katana1 finish a close 2nd in the CRN Fast50. Nick Russell talks their ears off, have a gander at the online article

The K-Team

Katana1 - IT mercenaries for hire.

Katana1, Know your data

Katana1 (K1) are about Data. Data, what value can you get from Data and everything that revolves around Data.

Mining, Security, Analytics, Storing, Replicating, DR, and Compute. Doesn’t matter where it resides, onsite, Cloud, hybrid – we have the know-how, certifications and most importantly – the best people and experience.

Frequent appearances in BRW, Deloitte Fast50 and CRN have recognised both Katana1 and our clients successes since opening the K1 doors in 2011.

#18 Deloitte Technology Fast50 2014
#32 BRW FastStarters 2014
#46 BRW FastStarters 2013
#2 CRN Fast50 2013

Since 2011, Katana1 has grown from its 2 founding members, Nick Russell and Ross Ogilvie, to a fighting force of over 16 employees (Katana’s) in 2016. Starting out in data storage, K1 quickly transformed into one of Australia’s top Data Analytics partners, with a strong focus on Automation, Security and Managed Services. K1 continues to deploy and manage some of the largest Data Storage instances in Australia.

Katana1’s high touch engagement model builds trusted partnerships with clients and technology partners. These trusted partnerships increase the value K1 provides as our recommendations and solutions are based on a deep understanding of client business requirements and unique technology environments. This deep business understanding increases the value or solutions K1 provide, delivering tangible outcomes and measurable business values.

Our Mission.

  • Quality, competency and trust in K1 in all aspects of staff and business
  • Fix first, sell later. Let’s get those tools you’ve already purchased working
  • Love all, trust a few, do no wrong

Consultants of Fortune

More than 5 years ago a crack IT consulting unit was let go by an IT company for a crime the didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped a maximum-security Mosman Mansion deep into the Sydney underground.

Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as consultants of fortune. If you have an IT problem. If no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire.