Pacnet to offer NAS at NSW Govt data centre


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 16 October, 2014


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Telecom service provider Pacnet has signed up to offer network services at the NSW Government’s new Silverwater data centre.

Pacnet will activate a point of presence and host an internet gateway at the facility, enabling agencies to connect easily to Pacnet’s Sydney CloudSpace data centre.

Pacnet will use its SDN-based Pacnet Enabled Network network-as-a-service platform to provide services to the departments.

“Opening a point of presence and enabling the Pacnet Enabled Network at the NSW Government’s Silverwater data centre gives all agencies access to Pacnet’s full suite of managed services and its bandwidth on demand network,” Pacnet CEO Australia and New Zealand Nigel Stitt said.

The operator will become a member of the GovDC Marketplace, allowing agencies to purchase services including dedicated internet access and IP transit.

Under the GovDC project, the government plans to take a commodities-based approach to procuring telecom services.

The central marketplace forms part of the NSW Government’s initiative to consolidate 130 of its existing data centres into two core facilities. The second-stage expansion of the Silverwater facility was completed in August.

In the same month, Pacnet was appointed to the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, allowing federal public sector agencies to use Pacnet’s own Tier III data centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

Image courtesy of Bob Mical under CC

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