TransACT signed a $14.9 million, 10-year agreement to provide data centre services to CrimTrac. The agreement was signed under the Australian government’s “Ready Now” Panel for Data Centre Facilities, managed by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).
CrimTrac is a federal government entity that provides information sharing services for Australia’s law enforcement and national security agencies. The agreement with TransACT supports CrimTrac’s information management efforts, said the agency’s CEO, Doug Smith.
“This arrangement satisfies our requirements for secure, reliable and cost-effective data centre services to underpin the national policing information capabilities we provide,” Smith said in a statement. “This is an important foundation for CrimTrac to continue to provide reliable services that support our police partner agencies.”
The deal with CrimTrac follows a similar $8.6 million agreement in August between TransACT and the Department of Finance and Deregulation. TransACT is a subsidiary of iiNet.
Under the AGIMO panel, the government uses its collective purchasing power to gain access to high quality data centre facilities. Agencies aren’t required to approach the market themselves and benefit from better contract terms and pricing.
The Department of Finance previously signed an agreement through the panel with Canberra Data Centres. CDC and TransACT have also signed data centre leasing agreements with the federal government’s superannuation administrator ComSuper.
TransACT CEO, Ivan Slavich, said the company is seeing great demand for data centre services. “We’ve seen a huge increase in the take-up of our services over the last twelve months particularly since announcing a 4.5 MVA power and support infrastructure upgrade.”
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