Friday, 20 December 2019 10:48

Vault switches on high-security gear in NSW Govt's GovDC

Vault switches on high-security gear in NSW Govt's GovDC Pixabay

ASD-certified Protected cloud provider Vault has switched on high-security equipment in the NSW Government's GovDC in Silverwater, the company says, adding that this would provide fast low-level connectivity directly into Vault Cloud.

"Secure, dedicated, high-speed connectivity between Vault Cloud GovDC to Vault’s other data centres enables customers to use the full suite of Vault services and also those of the extensive Vault accredited partner ecosystem from GovDC," the company said in a statement.

It added that its high-performance hardware was sourced directly from Intel and ran the open-source platform, OpenStack.

"Airservices Australia, which manages Australia’s civilian airspace, virtualised their entire infrastructure into Vault Cloud in the largest federal move to cloud in Australian history in late 2019," the company said.

"Airservices obtained performance gains across the board and much higher security, while simultaneously lowering its costs."

It pointed out that being a fully Australian-owned firm, Vault was not exposed to risks associated with access by foreign governments or staff.

"Our cloud is administered by engineers who all hold Federal Government clearances. Only government tenancies are allowed on the Government Cloud, adding another layer of assurance that is not available on any public cloud," the company added.

Six companies have gained certification to the Protected cloud status; apart from Vault, two others, SlicedTech and Macquarie Government, are Australian-owned. Two of the remaining firms are American — Microsoft and Amazon Web Services — while Dimension Data is based in South Africa.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.



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