The Queensland Government has named Pulse Data Centre to the ICT supplier panel for the provision of data centre-as-a-service (DCaaS).
Established in 2018 and a wholly owned subsidiary of the FKG Group, Pulse DC offers data centre services for corporate and enterprise customers; local, state and federal government and global technology giants.
"Pulse DC is the first provider to secure a new Standing Offer Arrangement for the provision of data centre services to the Queensland Government," a spokesperson for the department told ARN.
"Other providers will be added to the supplier panel as contractual arrangements are finalised with CITEC."
CITEC is the division of the Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works responsible for Pulse DC's appointment.
Through the panel, Queensland Government departments and agencies will benefit from pre-negotiated pricing and conditions when acquiring data centre capacity.
Pulse DC was selected after an exhaustive Government review of the recently opened Toowoomba-based centre’s facilities, including a number of site visits along with confirmation of the centre’s Tier III Uptime certification and ISO Quality Certifications (ISO 27001, 14001 and 9001).
“The Queensland Government has a significant annual IT spend and we welcome their support for this Queensland-owned and operated data centre as a sign of their confidence in the state’s capabilities,” said Peter Blunt, CEO at Pulse DC.
“Customers ranging from leading financial institutions, government to global giants can take advantage of the centre’s flexible offerings, from single racks to extensive private suites, protected by a fully integrated video, building and rack access security system,” Blunt said.
Pulse DC's facility is the result of a $40 million investment and it is located 500 metres above sea level occupying 30 hectares, with land allowing for further growth.