CDC and TransAct nab 10-year govt datacentre deal

Canberra Data Centres (CDC) and TransAct will be providing datacentre facility services for two government agencies.

Canberra Data Centres (CDC) and TransAct will be providing datacentre services to the Department of Finance and Deregulation and ComSuper as part of a ten-year deal.

The deal is an interim arrangement through the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) datacentre facilities panel, in which CDC and TransAct take part. The panel allows Australian Government agencies to rent space in the datacentres of companies who have been selected to be on the panel. In order to rent space, however, the agencies have to commit to a minimum of 500 square metres and/or 500kW power, supplied over a ten year period.

AGIMO wanted agencies with small datacentre requirements to be able to use the panel if desired, so has secured an interim deal that will allow them to do so. AGIMO will commit to a long-term agreement with a datacentre provider, while it rounds up a group of agencies to join the deal, forming a consortium to meet the minimum datacentre lease requirements as a collective.

It has formed such an arrangement for the Department of Finance and Deregulation and ComSuper. More agencies are expected to join the consortium deal soon.

For TransAct, this deal is worth AU$8.6 million.

ZDNet had contacted CDC to determine the value of the deal for the company, but had not yet received a response at the time of writing.

"Ten-year agreements allow organisations to invest with confidence, and this lengthy agreement is proof of the quality of TransAct's locally-based infrastructure," TransAct chief of Federal Government and ACT Ivan Slavich said in a statement.

iiNet acquired TransAct late last year.


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