The Australian Federal Government has announced a whole-of-government data centre strategy which will govern procurement and consolidation of existing and new data centres for all Federal Government departments over the next 15 years.
The Australian Government Data Centre strategy centralise the regulation of data centre policy for government departments in three stages over a 15 year period. Initially, the government expects to aggregate demand for data centre space from government departments and define the standards to be used in procuring equipment and floorspace. During the second phase, government departments will share solutions and technology and, in the final phase, departments will be encouraged to adopt new opportunities in technology, processes or policy.
The strategy will govern the future use of data centres by governments departments, but individual agencies will be able to choose when they upgrade or replace existing data centres.
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