Leading Australian Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, Zettagrid, today announced that it has been formally appointed to the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)’s Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) Multi Use List (MUL), designed to provide the Australian government cloud and cloud-like services.
Following an evidence-based process, Zettagrid has been selected as a supplier of virtual server, virtual data centre, virtual desktop, hybrid cloud, backup, DR, and replication services to government agencies. Zettagrid is one of Australia’s largest pure local IaaS provider, being the only provider with a national data centre footprint, with seven locations across three availability zones spanning NSW, VIC and WA. Zettagrid network resources are provided by its sister company, ZettaNet, with free traffic to all services on its network.
Nicki Pereira, General Manager of Zettagrid, commented: “We are proud to be selected for the DCaaS MUL. Already, a number of state and federal government agencies are hosted in the Zettagrid Cloud, and we are expecting further growth as the market for locally hosted cloud services is maturing.”
Zettagrid operates in a true cloud model – no contract, pay as you go, instant provisioning – that allows organisations to offload application testing and production workloads into the public cloud to reduce data centre expenditure and accelerate time to market. Through its extensive interstate network of data centres, Zettagrid also enables government agencies to securely share applications in the cloud, hosted within the geographic borders of the respective state jurisdiction.
Zettagrid runs more than 2,500 virtual machines in Australia. The company was awarded the VMware Service Provider of the Year award as a part of the VMware Service Provider program for cloud computing providers, and is currently the only partner powered by VMWare vcloud. Zettagrid was also recently named Veeam ProPartner of the Year.
About Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) Multi Use List
The MUL will be in place for two years initially, and will be continually updated to reflect changes in the suppliers, services and pricing available to Agencies. Contracts under this arrangement are limited to $80,000 (GST inclusive) and terms of up to 12 months.
The release of MUL is the latest step in the implementation of the Australian Government Data Centre Strategy 2010-2025 and a deliverable of the Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction paper. For more information, and a complete list of accredited MUL suppliers, please visit: http://agimo.govspace.gov.au/2012/10/18/launch-of-dcaas-multi-use-list/