The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has proclaimed two
providers for its whole of Government Data Centre Facilities Panel.
The two cheerful companies are Canberra Data Centres and TransACT Capital Communications,
both of which are now in the box seat to scoop hosting performance from government agencies that
are too small to erect and operate their own data centres.
AGIMO’s strategy is to use its muscle to buy in bulk from its nominated providers, who will then
pass on the savings to little agencies. Would-be-panellists had to commit to operating 500m2 of
data centre space and/or 500kw of power supply for a 10 year period.
The decision will be a filip for Canberra Data Centers, which has targeted federal government
business since its inception. TransACT also has a strong Canberra connection. Now owned by iiNet,
the company’s inclusion on the panel nicely diversifies its parent’s activities away from consumer
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