[LINK] Centrelink eyes new data centre
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Jul 1 09:49:13 AEST 2009
At 10:32 AM 30/06/2009, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>... I join the team at AGIMO working on the whole-of-government
>data centre strategy ...
Shouldn't take long to create a government data centre strategy. The
AGIMO team can just copy and paste from my blog, like the ministerial
staff do: <http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/labels/data%20centers.html>. ;-)
More seriously, it would be a good idea to do a whole-of-government
data strategy, before a data centre strategy. A lot less data centre
space would then be needed, with a lot less hardware and software.
>... Centrelink eyes new data centre Fran Foo June 30, 2009 The Australian
>... Canberra Data Centres is said to be the frontrunner. ...
I had a tour of Canberra Data Centres a few weeks ago and was
However, government agencies also need backup sites away from
Canberra for reasons of redundancy. This would also have a political
benefits, as a data center can be put just about anywhere, for
example in a marginal electorate.
The Communications Department provided funding for Mach Technology to
build a modest Data Centre at Noosa:
<https://mach.com.au/web/cooroy-data-centre.html>. There was also a
modest one being built under the council library at in Bunbury
I am sure Albany WA, would be delighted to host one, as I wrote a
report about it a few years ago <http://www.tomw.net.au/gsr/capacity.html>.
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