iiNet's Internode signs first SA gCloud contracts

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 02 July, 2015

iiNet's Internode signs first SA gCloud contracts

ISP iiNet has secured a contract to provide cloud computing services for the South Australian Government.

Under the deal, iiNet's Adelaide brand Internode will provide the SA gCloud service to the government's departments of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).

The company also expects to negotiate agreements with other government agencies over time.

iiNet will provide on-demand infrastructure-as-a-service and backup-as-a-service solutions at consumption-based pricing for South Australian public sector agencies.

The SA gCloud service will be delivered over a dedicated hardware platform hosted in Adelaide and contained within South Australia's central data network.

Internode was selected for the contract as part of a tender process involving existing pre-approved whole-of-government hosting services providers.

The South Australian Government's contract forms part of the Cloud Services Policy announced in April.

SA Public Sector Minister Susan Close said the SA gCloud initiative will allow agencies to invest in services rather than buying hardware and software.

“This solution improves agility for state government agencies, with no upfront costs, and provides the ability to spin up or shut down servers as required in minutes, instead of months. Consumption-based pricing requires no minimum spend,” she said.

“With the rapidly maturing cloud market, we are now at the point where government agencies can benefit from quicker deployment speeds, greater flexibility and improved value for money by using this model through iiNet.”

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