Dimension Data and its vendor partner, NetApp, have landed a mass cloud storage contract with Victorian government body, CenITex.
The state body was set-up by the Victorian Government to help centralise ICT support to government departments and agencies.
The deal involves storage, back-up and recovery services. The first customer will go live in August using the private cloud service.
The contract will create in excess of 100 new full-time roles in metro and regional Victoria over the coming years, through NetApp and its partner base.
Some of the products included in the contract involve NetApp’s datacentre solution that provides storage and virtualisation services to CenITex’s customers.
The vendor’s Global Centre for Virtualisation Excellence is based in Melbourne and NetApp claims it was key project enabler.
Dimension Data CEO, Steve Nola, said it was the largest cloud-based storage deal in Australia to date.
“Our field force will work closely with CenITex and its customers, delivering support and professional services, including training and certification,” Nola said in a statement.
NetApp vice-president for A/NZ, Peter O’Connor, said the project would help build Victoria’s home-grown talent.