NT taps Area9 to provide backup data centre


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 26 June, 2019


NT taps Area9 to provide backup data centre

The Northern Territory Government has awarded local business Area9 the contract to provide the territory government’s first backup data centre.

The contract has a 10-year term and will see the territory government transition its backup computing capabilities to Area9 immediately.

Area9 will engage the Northern Territory’s Secure Data Centre (SDC) to warehouse the backup data centre.

Meanwhile, the territory is progressing with plans to establish a new primary government data centre in Millner to replace its existing facility in Chan.

The new data centre at Millner will be designed to meet industry standard technical specifications. Most of the equipment and services from Chan will be transferred to Millner over a two-year period.

Once it is complete, the Chan facility will be demolished as part of the government’s development plans for State Square.

“The Territory Labor government is supporting and growing the local ICT industry, keeping jobs in the NT and delivering on our commitment to redevelop the Chan site. This will position government’s computing in a robust, contemporary model and will benefit two local territory businesses through a secure, long-term contract,” NT Minister for Corporate and Information Services Lauren Moss said.

“Local ICT industry benefits from government ICT contracts with DCIS. This new contract will put more services into the local market.”

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