Thank you to everyone who has responded to my posting both through the Blog and via email. The response was generally positive, with a number of respondents making comments on the changing market and welcoming a more flexible strategy to meet the Government’s requirements. In particular, the majority of industry and agency respondents were positive [...]
Category Archives: Data Centres
The Australian Government ICT Panel Expo is an event run by Finance to showcase whole of Australian Government ICT procurement arrangements. It presents information about procurement panels and other arrangements that can be of benefit to agencies wanting to procure a range of ICT solutions and services. The Expo is being held next Wednesday the [...]
The data centre environment has changed in a number of ways since the original scoping study conducted by Finance in 2009: density has increased, power needs have changed and the impact of cloud computing and virtualisation on traditional data centre environments has been significant. So, it’s clear that Finance needs to look for ways to [...]
This is the transcript of a speech I recently gave to a conference entitled “Tomorrow Ready CIO” in Canberra. It covers the developing use of cloud computing by the Australian Government and the measures undertaken by Finance to provide guidance and procurement support for agencies using the cloud. My major point is the need for [...]
Following a competitive assessment process, a further 14 Suppliers have joined the DCaaS Multi Use List to supply Cloud and Cloud-Like services to Australian Government Agencies.
I launched the Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) Multi-Use List (MUL) last week. Since the launch, I’ve received emails from companies wanting to join. As I said at the launch, the DCaaS MUL will be continually updated to reflect changes in the suppliers, services and pricing available to Agencies.
This is why I am announcing [...]
I am pleased to announce the publication of the DCaaS Multi Use List (MUL) and Service Catalogue. 35 leading suppliers have been selected to provide Cloud and Cloud-Like services to the Australian Government. Services range from Virtual Desktops and Servers, to Disaster Recovery and Managed Backups, to eTendering packages and online collaboration tools.
The MUL will [...]
I am pleased to announced that AGIMO has entered into two Consortium Arrangement Agreements (CAAs) under the Whole-of-Government Data Centre Facilities Panel (Panel).
I am pleased today to release the Approach to the Market to establish the Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) Multi Use List (MUL). This release is the culmination of a significant period of effort by the AGIMO data centre team and also by a range of interested stakeholders, in industry and in agencies, who [...]
We’ve been delighted with the discussion following my previous posting on the Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) initiative. We have reviewed all the contributions and used many of them to improve the Sourcing Approach and Head Agreement. The revised documents are below. I have also included a summary of the questions and responses on the Head Agreement.