Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand has signed a deal with Western Australia’s public health system, WA Health, to provide its data centre infrastructure and managed services support needs.
In addition to providing relocation and transformation project services that will complement existing ICT infrastructure, Fujitsu will also provide scalable datacentre technology and management for WA Health over four years with the option to extend it.
“This deal forms a key part in our growth approach in Western Australia, as we’ve heavily invested in the region and seen great success there off the back of the government, utilities and resources,” Fujitsu managed services group executive director, Tim White, said.
“The partnership also helps to support the investment and launch of our data centre in Perth last year.”
Fujitsu’s datacentre facilities in Perth and its leading managed services will be utilised for delivering on WA Health’s IT needs, such as enabling the department to deliver a high level of patient care across the state.
WA Health, which provides health services across the state of Western Australia to about 2.3 million people, brokered the deal with Fujitsu to help to meet increasing demand for health services in the state and contribute to the improvement of healthcare safety and quality.
“What WA Health was looking for in this partnership was to leverage its capabilities through a WA-based company to give them their local touch and really tap into a global reach,” White said.
“We see this as a long term partnership and an opportunity to help support our strategy and growth in the region.”
Fujitsu recently joined the Whole of Government Internet Based Network Connection Services (IBNCS) panel.