Pacnet has deployed scalable network services for the NSW Government’s Silverwater-based data centre, called GovDC.
NSW Government agencies will have the ability to provision and scale network bandwidth on-demand via the Pacnet Enabled Network.
The latest move falls in line with the government’s plans to consolidate 130 server rooms to two and use a consumption-based approach for IT services.
Under the agreement, Pacnet will activate a Point of Presence (PoP) at the facility, and will host an Internet gateway at GovDC, enabling government agencies to connect to its Sydney CloudSpace Data Centre and other third party data centres.
Pacnet will also become a member of the GovDC Marketplace, providing existing and future state government agencies with the ability to purchase connectivity solutions, such as Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), IP Transit (IPT), as well as managed services from Pacnet on demand, including Hardware-as-a-Service, Unified Communications and IPVPN services.
“NSW Government departments can rapidly deploy to hybrid cloud services and adopt full ICT solutions ‘as a service’ in a cost-effective manner, utilising the range of offerings within the government marketplace,” Pacnet CEO, Nigel Stitt, said in a statement.
In December 2013, Pacnet received an award for being one of the first ICT industry service providers to join the GovDC Marketplace.