In March 2011 Special Minister of State Gary Gray announced the appointment of iseek Communications, to the Federal Government’s newly created whole-of-government data centre panel.
The only Queensland-based company to be appointed, iseek is one of eight panel members that have been selected to provide State and Federal Government agencies with data centre facilities and services over the next five years. iseek’s Managing Director, Jason Gomersall, said “As a member of the panel, iseek will work with Federal Government agencies for data centre requirements when current leases expire, changes to IT outsourcing occur or new data centre space is needed.” Government agencies sourcing data centre services from the panel will enter into 10-year leases for data centre space.
The panel is an important component of the Federal Government’s long-term data centre strategy which aims to reduce its technology costs by $1 billion over the next 15 years.
Mr. Gomersall said “As IT operations become a more complex and crucial aspect of most organisations, the need for more powerful, cost effective and energy efficient infrastructure to support non-stop IT systems has become paramount.” With the launch of iseek’s newest Data Centre in Brisbane Export Park last year, iseek is well placed to meet the stringent requirements of State and Federal Government agencies.