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AEC picks NEXTDC for datacentre services

AEC picks NEXTDC for datacentre services

Five year deal will see AEC migrate its critical IT infrastructure into C1 by October.

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NEXTDC C1

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has chosen NEXTDC for its datacentre services.

The AEC is currently migrating critical IT infrastructure from its Tuggeranong Data Centre (TDC), which is managed by the Department of Human Services, to NEXTDC’s C1 datacentre located in Bruce, ACT.

The contract will span five years and the migration is expected to be completed next month.

NEXTDC CEO, Craig Scroggie, said security standards, operations and the datacentre’s power and cooling services were key factors that led towards the contract win.

“NEXTDC is a 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, our C1 infrastructure will be a key enabler of this transformation,” he said.

In its 2015 financial report, Scroggie said it was positioned to capitalise on trends in enterprise and government co-location spending, Cloud and mobility adoption.

Figures indicated the datacentre builder incurred $22.9 million net loss after tax, but it spent $91 million on data centre plant and equipment, and added 10.7MW capacity to 19.65MW, with target of 35.35 MW.

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