Queensland Rail migrating to IaaS model
Queensland Rail has launched a request for offers for a project to migrate its core IT infrastructure to the cloud under a managed IT services model.
The public sector rail operator is looking to appoint up to two suppliers to provide its core IT services for the next few years.
Queensland Rail's ICT department plans to progressively cease having direct ownership of ICT infrastructure, relying instead on public and private cloud services including infrastructure-as-a-service.
A tender issued by Queensland Rail is divided into two parts, with the first encompassing service integration and management as well as service desk delivery.
The second part covers managed application services, end-user computing services, infrastructure and cloud services, print services and security services.
Companies responding to the request for offers can respond to either part individually or both together, with Queensland Rail planning to select the combination that provides the best quality and value for money.
The selected infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider will be required to purchase Queensland Rail's two data centres in Brisbane and convert them to the IaaS model, the tender states.
The invitation to offer is scheduled to close on 13 July.
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