Wednesday, June 26th 2019 - Darwin, Australia
Leading Northern Territory ICT Services provider Area9, has signed a 10-year Datacentre service contract with the Government of the Northern Territory. The contract is for the provision of a secure secondary data centre service to connect to Northern Territory Government network and is the first time the Territory Government will source co-location services outside of Government facilities.
The contract is estimated to be valued at approximately $7m over the term of the agreement.
Area9 Director Simon Watt commented; “We’re delighted to have signed this important agreement with the Government of the Northern Territory.This contract recognises Area9’s capability as a leading Territory ICT service provider, the Secure Data Centres’ exceptional facility and encapsulates an important commitment from the Northern Territory Government in terms of partnering with the private sector.
It’s also an important endorsement of Area9’s capability to deliver against the robust governance and security requirements of the Northern Territory Government.
The Government has recognised the importance of local industry investment over many years and clearly understood the role that Government in the Territory has to play in supporting the growth of this important industry sector, when and where it can.
It also demonstrates the capability for Territory industry to contest with and win against some of the larger service providers nationally.
I’d like to commend Minister Moss, Kathleen Robinson, Chris Hosking and their team at the Dept Corporate and Information Services for their dedication to the process which involved extensive due diligence phase and detailed contractual negotiations to deliver an outcome that’s right for the Territory, establishes Area9 as the Territories foremost Datacentre service provider and the Secure Data Centre as the leading Territory commercial DC facility.”
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