Cloud on horizon for Bureau of Meteorology


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 25 July, 2019


Cloud on horizon for Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology has contracted Unisys to design and manage a new cloud infrastructure to support the secure delivery of weather services for emergency services, industry and the community.

Under the $16.48 million contract, US-based Unisys will design, build and manage the cloud infrastructure and an upgraded wide area network for the bureau.

The contract has a three-year term, with options to expand it to up to nine years.

The bureau plans to use the upgraded infrastructure to meet its remit of providing regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice for weather matters spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory.

“The new hybrid cloud infrastructure, designed and supported by Unisys, will provide a secure and resilient environment to better support current services, as well as a modern operating environment with the scalability to quickly and effectively implement future requirements,” Unisys VP and GM Rick Mayhew said.

“Unisys has a wealth of experience helping government organisations transform their environments to provide better, more efficient and secure services using digital technologies, including the public cloud. In addition, we bring specific weather expertise from more than 30 years providing reliable and timely weather data and products in the US, including to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

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