What problems are we trying to solve?
In 2010 there were around 130 facilities being used as data centres in NSW State government agencies. In many cases, power usage was unknown and total costs were high. The back-up and disaster recovery systems were sometimes non-existent. Demand was growing at an unprecedented rate. Chief Information Officers were entering contracts which included unused capacity to ensure continuity of expansion. Contractual conditions were problematic and risk allocation unfair, which resulted in hidden costs and risks to the State. No existing facility could meet projected government demand over the 15 years.
What’s our solution?
There was an overriding benefit for the state to enter into a whole-of-government arrangement to minimise total costs, make contractual terms and costs more transparent, and guarantee reliability and service standards. This approach also facilitated the government policy to procure ICT as-a-service, rather than the traditional approach of buying and assembling the hardware and software building blocks.
What is GovDC
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