Australian Data Centres picks Oracle to provide cloud services to the Government

Australian Data Centres picks Oracle to provide cloud services to the Government

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Australian Data Centres (ADC) has selected Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer to provide sovereign hosted cloud services to the Australian Federal Government.

Hosted within Australian Data Centres' facility in Canberra, the Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer will extend Oracle's already broad services to government, particularly across secure workloads in National Security, Health, Human Services and other departments and agencies dealing with the sensitive data of Australia and Australians, according to the company.

"Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer makes it easier for government entities to securely move to the next stage of their cloud-enabled transformation," said Cherie Ryan, vice president and Regional managing director ANZ, Oracle.

"It builds on our strong momentum in the Canberra market and provides the equivalent of a third Australian cloud region, complementing our existing investments in second-generation cloud regions in Melbourne and Sydney."

ADC is set to build Oracle's public cloud regions in its own data centres giving ADC physical control of infrastructure and providing for locally hosted data with Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer.

The cloud region provides isolation of customer data, including all API operations, which remain local to the data centre and provide high levels of security. 

ADC can access all of Oracle's second-generation cloud services, including Bare Metal Compute, VMs and GPUs, Autonomous Database, and Exadata Cloud Service; container-based services like Container Engine for Kubernetes; and analytics services like Data Flow.

"We are committed to building capacity to provide services to the government by Australian providers to assure both the security and reliability of the supply chain," said Rob Kelly, Managing Director, Australian Data Centres.

"This is a major step toward enabling more choice for government to access world-leading cloud services, in a data centre managed by a 100% Australian sovereign company, focused on connectivity, security, and simplified deployment.

“Critically, it addresses data hosting sovereignty, enhanced security and performance attributes required to accelerate Governments shift to the cloud services."

In November, Oracle announced that it had established a whole-of-government (WofG) arrangement with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).

"Oracle has been building momentum in the Canberra market with a number of significant recent announcements,” added Ryan.

We are excited to work with Australian Data Centres to continue building our strong relationship with government; offering choice, innovation and collaboration while providing cost savings for government and taxpayers.”

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