Australian Federal Government Expands Data Center Provider List
The Australian federal government recently published a new and expanded list of preferred data center providers to guide its migration to new data center infrastructure. It also added to its panel of companies for selecting providers for other data center services.
The government is currently amid a five-year period in which it plans to migrate all of its agencies and core functions to new data centers. This could be a challenging time for agencies that are inexperienced in data center migration, and the list is designed to simplify provider selection.
“Most agencies have limited experience in undertaking such an activity, so the companies on this panel will work with agencies to plan and execute such moves, ensuring minimal impact on services to the Australian community,” said Gary Gray, special minister of state for Australia.
Gray explained that a variety of issues, such as lease expiration and changing power requirements, are motivating data center migrations.
Data center migrations are especially common when businesses need to expand their base of operations. Recently, Polar Wireless migrated its services to equipment racks at a data center owned by Bell Canada to offer its services to more customers.