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Cirrus Networks claims cancer research centre managed services deal

Cirrus Networks claims cancer research centre managed services deal

The deal includes network services management, IP network carriage and telephony services

Cirrus CEO, Matt Sullivan

Cirrus CEO, Matt Sullivan

Cirrus Networks (ASX:CNW) has won a managed service contract with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in a deal that includes network services management, IP network carriage and telephony services.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, also known as Peter Mac, has over 2,500 staff, including more than 580 laboratory and clinical researchers, all focused on providing treatments, care and potential cures for cancer.

The new contract, which was awarded following a competitive tender process, sees Cirrus provide its managed services across the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in Parkville in central Melbourne, with infrastructure support also extending to Peter Mac’s 4 additional campus sites across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Specifically, the deal provides for the management of network services to meet performance, business continuity and availability targets.

“We are delighted to partner with Cirrus to manage the day-to-day operation of our network infrastructure,” Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre director of IMCT, Erminia Schiavone, said. 

“The network is absolutely critical to the delivery of technology services to Peter Mac, and they have demonstrated an understanding of the requirement to provide onsite and proactive network management in order to deliver reliable, responsive and cost-effective network services to Peter Mac and our building partners.

“We look forward to a smooth transition and a long and mutually beneficial relationship," Schiavone said.

The deal comes roughly two months after Cirrus Networks revealed it had been handed a three-year managed service contract aimed at supporting the merger of three care providers, Care Options, Volunteer Task Force and Community First International, in Western Australia (WA).

In October last year, Cirrus Networks said it had secured two integration projects amounting to a combined value of $3.1 million with “leading organisations” in the resources and education sectors.


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