After extensive front-of-house renovations, NEXTDC’s C1 data centre in Canberra is ready to power the next generation of cloud computing for ACT-based enterprises and Federal Government agencies.
ISIS Group Australia were employed to refurbish C1, stripping out the original self-contained atrium and upgrading the area into a large chill-out room for customers, featuring work stations and benches, free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, TV and vending machines for drinks and snacks. The office space on Level 1 has been completely renovated as a purpose-built customer office suite.
NEXTDC Chief Operating Office Simon Cooper comments, “We’ve made a considerable investment in expanding the range of facilities for our customers. We will also be developing the data centre’s infrastructure to increase the available technical space and power capacity in line with the world class infrastructure support that our customers have come to expect from a NEXTDC data centre.”
As a carrier and vendor neutral data centre, the highly-secure and well-connected C1 is an excellent platform for service providers to deliver their latest cloud-based solutions through NEXTDC’s Cloud Centre ecosystem.
The Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy was released in October 2014 to provide leadership on the digital economy and make more effective use of ICT across government. It aims to drive a greater take up of cloud services by adopting a ‘cloud first’ approach and reduce costs, lift productivity and develop better services.
The Australian Government procures approximately $6 billion of ICT services annually, and overall public sector expenditure on ICT accounts for approximately 30 per cent of the domestic market, of which only an estimated 0.1 percent is spent on cloud services.
NEXTDC has been admitted to the Commonwealth Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel. This enables NEXTDC to contract with Federal Government departments and agencies for the supply of data centre services through its national network of five state-of-the-art colocation facilities.
NEXTDC is also a member of the Government’s Data Centre-as-a-Service (DCaaS) Multi Use List (MUL) that provides agencies with a simple way to procure cloud and cloud-like services.
Search our Cloud Centre community to find out which carriers and service providers you can connect to at C1; and call 13NEXT, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website to book your guided tour of the new-look C1 Canberra today.
(Under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, departments and agencies are now referred to as Non Corporate Commonwealth Entities)