Story image

NEXTDC lands five-year Australian Electoral Commission contract

03 Sep 2015

The Australian Electoral Commission has entered into a five-year agreement with NEXTDC, it was announced today.

The electoral commission in currently in the progress of migrating its critical IT infrastructure from the Tuggeranong Data Centre (TDC), which is managed by the Department of Human Services (DHS), to NEXTDC’s C1 data centre in Bruce, ACT.

The ASX listed company is the only Australia-wide DCaaS provider.

The initial contract term is for five years, NEXTDC says in a statement.

The Data Centre as a Service provider says it anticipates the migration to be complete by October this year.

 “We are very pleased to be supporting the AEC’s critical public services and central role in maintaining the integrity and membership of Australia’s electoral roll,” says Craig Scroggie, NEXTDC CEO.

“The assurance given by NEXTDC’s unparalleled security standards, operational excellence and the resiliency of our data centre’s power and cooling services was a key factor in NEXTDC’s successful bid,” he says.

“NEXTDC is a trusted supplier to the Commonwealth Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, and as the Commonwealth moves to realise the significant opportunities for technology to improve the administration of polling, NEXTDC are delighted our C1 infrastructure will be a key enabler of this transformation,” Scroggie adds.

Dropbox invests in hosting data inside Australia
Global collaboration platform Dropbox has announced it will now host Australian customer files onshore to support its growing base in the country.
Opinion: Meeting the edge computing challenge
Scale Computing's Alan Conboy discusses the importance of edge computing and the imminent challenges that lie ahead.
Alibaba Cloud discusses past and unveils ‘strategic upgrade’
Alibaba Group's Jeff Zhang spoke about the company’s aim to develop into a more technologically inclusive platform.
Protecting data centres from fire – your options
Chubb's Pierre Thorne discusses the countless potential implications of a data centre outage, and how to avoid them.
Opinion: How SD-WAN changes the game for 5G networks
5G/SD-WAN mobile edge computing and network slicing will enable and drive innovative NFV services, according to Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks
TYAN unveils new inference-optimised GPU platforms with NVIDIA T4 accelerators
“TYAN servers with NVIDIA T4 GPUs are designed to excel at all accelerated workloads, including machine learning, deep learning, and virtual desktops.”
AMD delivers data center grunt for Google's new game streaming platform
'By combining our gaming DNA and data center technology leadership with a long-standing commitment to open platforms, AMD provides unique technologies and expertise to enable world-class cloud gaming experiences."
Inspur announces AI edge computing server with NVIDIA GPUs
“The dynamic nature and rapid expansion of AI workloads require an adaptive and optimised set of hardware, software and services for developers to utilise as they build their own solutions."