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Macquarie Government has inked an exclusive partnership with Mesosphere, the multi-cloud automation platform company, to make industry-leading cloud management technologies available to the Australian Government.

Under the deal, Macquarie Government, part of the the ASX-listed Macquarie Telecom Group, will provide and run Mesosphere’s DC/OS, which provides a big data platform-as-a-service and next-generation application development (containers/microservices), on its federally accredited cloud services.

Macquarie Government says Mesosphere is the most flexible platform for containerised, data-intensive applications that allows experimentation and choice of IT environment.

According to Macquarie Government, the framework will help government agencies drive and leverage big data investments, reduce spending on public cloud by up to 30%, cut project application development lifecycles by almost half, and accelerate time to value for new digital initiatives.

Macquarie Government said Australian government agencies were embracing cloud as a way to reduce spending and increase productivity, but many were uncertain about implementations.

“Macquarie, in its work with various agencies, identified a need to help its customers deploy a hybrid IT model without locking them in to a single public cloud. To solve this challenge, Macquarie Government is working with Mesosphere to deliver better, hybrid solutions for its customers,” the company noted.

"Macquarie Government is committed to delivering innovations that create a performance and security benefit for our government customers and steer their agencies toward a more efficient digital future," said Aidan Tudehope, managing director, Macquarie Government.

Both Macquarie Government and Mesosphere say the partnership will enable customers to modernise their IT environment for increased agility, flexibility, management, and security.

"The partnership with Macquarie Government is exciting, as it will expand the data services and frameworks offered on the DC/OS Service Catalogue," said William Freiberg, chief operating officer, Mesosphere.

"We look forward to working with the Macquarie Government team to assist federal and state governments to break the shackles of proprietary cloud lock-in and deliver an accelerated time-to-market with the infrastructure and services needed to deploy machine learning and IoT applications at scale.

“Their combination of owned and operated, carrier, co-location, cyber and cloud services with all the requisite government certifications is unique in the Australian market. Their focus on cloud security and cyber security made them a natural partner for our DC/OS platform.”

Under the partnership, Macquarie Government has provided Mesosphere a test facility and has completed proof-of-concept projects in Macquarie Government’s local data centres.

“This is now available to demonstrate the value of Mesosphere DC/OS in enabling customers with data agility, for their data lakes, application development projects and adoption of hybrid cloud,” Macquarie Government said.

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