Dimension Data has secured a three-year $1.5 million tender to design, supply and develop a new network server and storage architecture for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
The network and associated services project follows AMCI's intended move in September to its new digs at Melbourne's Federation Square. On the banks of the Yarra River and in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, Federation Square consists of a city block dedicated to arts, events, leisure, hospitality and promenades.
ACMI is a centre for general audiences, students, artists and industry professionals involved in film, multimedia and screen culture. The organisation hosts a number of events, screenings and festivals combined with training programs and a vast borrowing library of film, DVDs and videos.
The network infrastructure will support 200 users of ACMI's business applications and functions, as well as the organisation's storage and business continuity needs for multimedia content.
Under the terms of the project, Dimension Data will deploy EMC Clariion storage array hardware, an Oracle database platform, Sun and HP servers for Unix and Windows-based platforms, Veritas and StorageTek for high-availability, backup and recovery software and hardware, Microsoft for the operating environment and messaging platform, and Net IQ for systems management.
The project includes ongoing support through Dimension Data's Operational Services group, and further development and evolution of the storage infrastructure.