This is important, as the success of a data centre relies on
providing improved availability and security to small- and
medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers, but
it becomes critical when seeking to deliver a seamless and
secure end-user experience for Australian citizens.
Such was the case for GovDC, the first data centre and private cloud environment in Australia built specifically to meet the ICT needs of public bodies. The program mandates the consolidation of 130 New South Wales (NSW) government agency data centres into two built-for- purpose certified facilities that meet recognised global standards of security, availability, and efficiency. GovDC required a solution that would scale easily to address new users, applications, protocols, and services without having to change its core infrastructure, run more cable, add more floor space, or risk downtime. The challenge was set to maximise density within a smaller footprint, to optimise space and capacity.