The Australian Electoral Commission has entered into a five-year agreement with NEXTDC, it was announced today.
The electoral commission in currently in the progress of migrating its critical IT infrastructure from the Tuggeranong Data Centre (TDC), which is managed by the Department of Human Services (DHS), to NEXTDC’s C1 data centre in Bruce, ACT.
The ASX listed company is the only Australia-wide DCaaS provider.
The initial contract term is for five years, NEXTDC says in a statement.
The Data Centre as a Service provider says it anticipates the migration to be complete by October this year.
“We are very pleased to be supporting the AEC’s critical public services and central role in maintaining the integrity and membership of Australia’s electoral roll,” says Craig Scroggie, NEXTDC CEO.
“The assurance given by NEXTDC’s unparalleled security standards, operational excellence and the resiliency of our data centre’s power and cooling services was a key factor in NEXTDC’s successful bid,” he says.
“NEXTDC is a trusted supplier to the Commonwealth Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, and as the Commonwealth moves to realise the significant opportunities for technology to improve the administration of polling, NEXTDC are delighted our C1 infrastructure will be a key enabler of this transformation,” Scroggie adds.