NetApp and Dimension Data Deliver Unprecedented Efficiencies, Performance and Economic Development to Victoria
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 14 July 2010
- Following a comprehensive evaluation and selection
process, NetApp with Dimension Data have won the tender to provide
advanced storage, back-up and recovery services for CenITex.
The new contract means NetApp and Dimension
Data will assist in delivering secure, private cloud computing
services to an extensive government customer base, with the first
customer going live in August. They will do this via new ICT shared
services agency, CenITex, set up as a State body by the Victorian
Government to centralise ICT support to government departments and
The economic development associated with this
contract is an exciting by-product of the announcement. This
contract will create in excess of 100 new fulltime roles in metro
and regional Victoria over the coming years, through NetApp and its
NetApp and Dimension Data will assist CenITex
to deliver significant efficiencies against the current government
Central to the offering is the highly
efficient NetApp dynamic data centre solution that provides storage
and virtualization services to CenITex's customers. It will deliver
high level operating efficiencies to CenITex customers in a
flexible, rapidly recoverable and highly agile environment.
NetApp's Global Centre for Virtualization
Excellence established in Melbourne (the only one of its kind in
the world) is a key enabler for the project.
Peter O'Connor, Vice President for NetApp
Australia and New Zealand, said, "We are very pleased to be working
with the Victorian Government, CenITex and Dimension Data on this
project. It means we can help to build Victoria's home-grown
talent, whilst helping to put the Government on the world stage for
ICT excellence and intellectual incubation. NetApp's Global Centre
for Virtualization Excellence in Melbourne is a key enabler for the
project. It is the only centre of its kind in the world and helps
to develop technologies and talent that will help take our
customers forward into the next generation of technology efficiency
and business breakthroughs."
Steve Nola, Australian CEO, Dimension Data,
said, "This is one of the largest cloud-based storage deals in
Australia to date and Dimension Data is delighted to be part of it
and to have the opportunity to continue our long standing
relationship with the Victorian Government. Our field force will
work closely with CenITex and its customers, delivering support and
professional services, including training and certification."
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