ASX-listed ICT services provider, Data#3 (ASX:DTL), has inked a multi-year, multi-million dollar outsourcing agreement with Queensland's Ipswich City Council (ICC).
As per the deal, ICC will be moving its entire datacentre infrastructure to Data#3's 'As a Service' Cloud. ICC will also move to a flexible pricing model for datacentre technology that offers levels of scalability and reliability.
ICC mayor, Paul Pisasale, said the agreement follows an outsourcing agreement between Data#3 and ICC for infrastructure and desktop support services 24 months ago.
According to Pisasale, Data#3 was able to deliver a roadmap to ICC for migration of all infrastructure and for the provision of related project and support services in an open market tender at that time.
"This agreement is the completion of that roadmap with migration of all workloads to Data#3's 'As a Service' Cloud."
Pisasale claimed that with ICC's data housed predominantly in Data#3's Ipswich datacentre, its investment in Data#3's Cloud can now scale with the changing needs of a growing council.
"Moving to the Cloud is the way of the future and affords council greater efficiencies, flexibility and reliability. With the increasingly rapid rate of change in the way we do business it made good financial sense for ICC to take this next logical step to store data in the Cloud," he said.
Data#3 managing director, John Grant, said the partnership is very significant for ICC and for Data#3.
"There are few organisations of ICC's size in Australia that have embarked on datacentre transformation and we're very respectful of the confidence ICC has shown in our Cloud and in the ability of our team to migrate their datacentre technology to it," he mentioned.
Grant added that it is also a vindication of the strategy the company has embarked on over the last three years to extend all its solutions across its Technology Consumption Model.
"Today we're able to offer our customers options as to how they can acquire and deploy our solutions to advantage their businesses and build them a fit for purpose hybrid IT environment," he said.