Under the appointment, Pacnet’s Tier 3 data centre facilities in Sydney and Melbourne can provide redundancy for Canberra’s geographically diverse public sector organisations.
Supporting local disaster recovery and data sovereignty requirements, Pacnet’s network infrastructure offers not only low-latency connectivity across Asia Pacific, but also wide domestic reach with a number of Points of Presence in Australia’s capital cities.
The panel appointment means that government agencies will be able to deploy the Pacnet Enabled Network to self-provision and configure their network resources on demand within minutes, controlling performance and quality of service requirements under a flexible pricing model and robust SLAs.
“We are very excited to be included in the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel and view this as a tremendous accomplishment in the Australian market,” Stitt said.
“Participation in this initiative will provide Australian agencies with broad exposure to our data centre infrastructure and managed services. Australian government agencies will now have the opportunity to become better acquainted with our technology such as PEN and its very strong value proposition in supporting security sensitive departments with large-scale network infrastructure.”
Stitt said Pacnet has been an established ICT service provider to the Australian Government since 2002 and has provided connecting infrastructure for several government departments for the past 12 years.