DATAPOD wins $20m Defence contract


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 31 August, 2020

DATAPOD wins $20m Defence contract

Canberra-based DATAPOD Australia has been awarded a $20m contract to provide Defence with four modular data centres that can be rapidly deployed by sea, air or road.

The portable, containerised systems will be able to house a wide range of Defence ICT equipment, according to Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds.

“These centres can be scaled for different needs, and are interoperable with a range of potential and emerging technologies and platforms,” she said.

“Our Defence Force needs to be agile and responsive to the evolving threats we face. This investment recognises the need to have assets that can be deployed and redeployed to meet operational needs, without unnecessary delays caused by constructing facilities with a long lead time.”

DATAPOD is an existing Defence supplier, having previously supplied data centres integrated into Defence’s existing and planned operational platforms.

“DATAPOD is an Australian-owned company that has an outstanding track record supporting Defence with its state-of-the-art systems,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said.

The company is a leading manufacturer of scalable modular data centre infrastructure, and also offers deployment and sustainment services.

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