NEXTDC appointed to Digital Transformation Agency’s Data Centre Facilities Supply Panel
BRISBANE, Australia - 18 May, 2023. NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT), Australia’s leading data-centre-as-a-Service provider announces its appointment by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) as a panellist on the Data Centre Facilities Supply Panel Contract (DTA-ICT-29247). NEXTDC are among the first category of panellists to be appointed, where panel arrangements have come into effect on 15th May 2023.
The new panel arrangement will allow NEXTDC to service all Federal, State and Local Government agencies directly, without having to progress through time consuming and costly tender processes. This streamlining will better enable government agencies to engage with pre-approved and certified Data Centre Hosting Facilities, improve cost efficiencies and free up capacity to focus on accelerating digital transformation within the public sector.
NEXTDC Chief Executive Officer Craig Scroggie said, “NEXTDC’s appointment to the DTA-Certified Supplier Panel for Data Centre Hosting Facilities is an important step forward in supporting Australia’s digital economy and all forms of government. We have built a nationwide ecosystem of the most advanced, cloud connected and highly secure data centre facilities to support the growing infrastructure needs of our customers, including government.”
In its third iteration, the scope of the new panel has broadened with increased certification obligations including more expansive sustainability benchmarks and increased requirements for physical and cybersecurity.
“As the only data centre provider to guarantee 100% uptime through a nationwide network of Tier IV certified facilities, NEXTDC can offer all forms of government the highest possible levels of reliability and security. This is combined with facilities which enjoy unprecedented levels of energy efficiency, such as our new M3 and S3 facility designs which target 1.25 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metrics.” added Scroggie.
Speaking to how the appointment supports the company’s growth strategy, NEXTDC Chief Customer Officer & Chief Commercial Officer David Dzienciol said, “Being on the panel simplifies our go to market approach by presenting our best-in-class data centres to all Federal and State agencies, underpinned by data sovereignty and security levels certified as strategic by the DTA.”
“We have also been able to broaden the facilities listed within the contract agreement to have all of our metropolitan data centres included which incorporates our soon-to-launch Darwin facility (D1), which places us in a strong position ahead of the Darwin launch to service future opportunities in the Northern Territory and Asia regions.”
The panel appointment aligns with NEXTDC’s domestic growth ambitions and within the Asian corridor with the recent announcement of investments into facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Kl1) and Auckland New Zealand (AK1).
For further details on NEXTDC's interconnected ecosystem or current and in-development data centres, please visit NEXTDC data centre page here.
NEXTDC is an ASX 100-listed technology company and Asia’s most innovative Data Centre-as-a-Service provider. We are building the infrastructure platform for the digital economy, delivering the critical power, security and interconnection capability for global cloud computing providers, enterprise and government.
NEXTDC is recognised globally for the design, construction and operation of Australia’s only network of Uptime Institute certified Tier IV facilities, and the only data centre operator in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability. NEXTDC has a strong focus on sustainability and operational excellence through renewable energy sources and delivering world-class operational efficiency. Our data centres have been engineered to deliver exceptional levels of efficiency and the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Operation through NABERS 5-star energy efficiency.
NEXTDC’s corporate operations and data centre solutions are certified carbon neutral under the Australian Federal Government’s Climate Active standard.
Our Cloud Centre partner ecosystem is Australia’s most dynamic digital services marketplace, comprising carriers, cloud providers and IT service providers, enabling local and international customers to source and connect with cloud platforms, service providers and vendors to build complex hybrid cloud networks and scale their critical IT infrastructure services.
NEXTDC is where the cloud lives.
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