IT services provider, Datacom has been selected as one of five initial panel providers for Federal Government datacentre work.
It was a result of a tender process run by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, supporting recommendations of the Gershon Review.
This panel, which will be in place for the next five years, will provide datacentre services to Australian Government FMA agencies as well as any other Federal or State government organisations.
Agencies buying from the panel will enter into a long term lease on fully managed datacentre space with extension rights. Datacom maintains eight datacentres in the region and employs more than 1200 staff with revenues in excess of $560 million.
Taking part in the datacentre panel further cements Datacom’s presence in Canberra which includes the provision of outsourcing and project services to SEWPaC, its partnership with Lockheed Martin in support of the ATO’s 24,000 internal users and numerous other project and supply contracts to ACT clients.
“Our recent growth to more than 70 staff in Canberra has meant that Datacom will soon be moving to new, larger premises on Northbourne Avenue, enabling better support for our clients” Datacom ACT director, Lisa Thorburn, said.