Cenitex, VMware digitally transforming Vic Govt

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019

Cenitex, VMware digitally transforming Vic Govt

The Victorian Government’s shared services agency Cenitex has contracted VMware to help deliver cloud-based solutions to more than 21 government departments and agencies.

As part of Cenitex’s Program Fortify, the agency will adopt VMware cloud technology for the delivery of services for over 35,000 public services.

Cenitex and VMware are collaborating on the development of a fully integrated hybrid cloud solution that includes software-defined data centre services, a flash-optimised virtual storage area network and a series of cloud-based applications.

The software-defined data centre is based on VMware’s design principles, and supported by the company’s vSphere solution to allow the agency to connect and secure applications in a common operating environment across the hybrid cloud.

The virtual data centre will also be supported by a firewall that is intrinsic to the network, as well as capabilities to enable full visibility into the users and activity on the network.

Program Fortify also includes the delivery of the VMware Cloud on AWS solution to allow Cenitex to further reduce its physical data centre footprint, as well as the Horizon virtual desktop creation and management service.

Cenitex will meanwhile use VMware’s Workspace One technology to help support the Victorian Government’s Digital Workplace strategy. Under this initiative, Digital Workplace will give Cenitex customers the ability to access information, applications and cloud services remotely from any device.

Program Fortify is expected to be complete at the end of 2019.

“Our customers want us to be responsive, resilient and cost-effective to meet their changing needs. They expect technological innovation that will provide them with reliable, accessible services well into the future,” Cenitex CEO Michael Vanderheide said.

“The work with VMware has helped us reach a critical turning point in our digital transformation journey. We can now provide mission-critical services more efficiently to our government customers which service the people of Victoria. At the completion of this project, we will be delivering a truly digital government experience that positions us as an agency leading the way not just in Australia, but globally.”

VMware Australia Vice President and Managing Director Alister Dias added that IT organisations are faced with managing increasingly complex IT environments in order to meet customers’ demand from today’s technology services.

“Cenitex’s unique role in government means it’s critical to provide a flexible, secure service which can keep up with the pace of change,” he said.

“We are pleased to be working with Cenitex on its transformation journey to deliver a premium experience for customers and the community while providing a digital foundation which will allow the organisation to unlock the value from all of today’s technology.”

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