Datacentre solutions provider Pacnet has been appointed to the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel.
Under the appointment, government agencies will also be able to deploy the Pacnet Enabled Network, a service platform that leverages Software-defined Networking (SDN).
This would allow agencies to self-provision and configure their network resources on demand within minutes, controlling performance and quality of service requirements under a flexible pricing model and robust SLAs, according to a company statement.
With Pacnet’s support for AWS Direct Connect, government agencies can leverage its network and datacentre infrastructure to establish dedicated private network connections to build and manage hybrid Cloud computing deployments.
Pacnet has been an established ICT service provider to the Australian Federal Government since 2002 and has provided connecting infrastructure for several government departments for the past 12 years. Pacnet A/NZ chief executive, Nigel Stitt, said the company was excited to be included in the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel.
“Participation in this initiative will provide Australian agencies with broad exposure to our data centre infrastructure and managed services," he said.
"Australian government agencies will now have the opportunity to become better acquainted with our technology such as PEN and its very strong value proposition in supporting security sensitive departments with large-scale network infrastructure.”
The Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel offers government agencies a more scalable and flexible method to meet a wide range of requirements, including the option for departments to enter service contracts to procure supplies from facilities located in Australia.
In order to qualify for the Panel, vendors must have data centre facilities located within Australia and feature power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.9 or less and a capacity of 1 million voltage-amps. Pacnet’s Tier 3 data centre facilities in Sydney and Melbourne can provide redundancy for Canberra’s geographically diverse public sector organisations, according to a company statement.
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Pacnet’s network infrastructure offers not only low-latency connectivity across Asia Pacific, but also wide domestic reach with a number of Points of Presence in Australia’s capital cities.
With remote hands support and network operations centres (NOC) that have full failover capabilities for mission critical equipment, these facilities are capable of serving inter-capital disaster recovery scenarios between Sydney and Canberra, and Melbourne and Canberra.
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