Cloud Provider Oracle Chosen by Australian Data Centres to Facilitate Secure Government Workloads for the Australian Federal Government

February 13, 2021
Cloud Provider Oracle Chosen by Australian Data Centres to Facilitate Secure Government Workloads for the Australian Federal Government
Cloud provider Oracle has been chosen by data center services provider Australian Data Centres (ADC) to help facilitate secure workloads for the Australian federal government. Austin, Texas-based Oracle has been in operation since 1977 and as a cloud technology company, it provides offers computing infrastructure and software that helps global businesses to “innovate, unlock efficiencies and become more effective”. Its customer base includes “nonprofits to companies of all sizes” and services include business intelligence options alongside on-demand services, and server and storage systems. ADC has selected Oracle’s dedicated region ‘Cloud@Customer’ to secure sovereign cloud services for Australian government entities.
ADC has headquarters in the Australian capital, Canberra.

Founded in 2013, it specializes in data center operation and management with an eye on sustainability and efficiency, and technical, operational, mechanical, and electrical expertise. Operating a Tier III data center with “government standard security”, the company is the “only 100% Australian owned and operated data center” provider. It will be able to “build Oracle’s public cloud regions in its own data centers giving ADC physical control of infrastructure and providing for locally hosted data”. This means important data stored on its servers remains within Australia and therefore complies with the country’s strict data sovereignty laws.

ADC will provide Oracle’s options to deal with workloads that include data related to national security, health, and human services. They will also be able to access Oracle’s cloud services including “Bare Metal Compute, VMs and GPUs, Autonomous Database, and Exadata Cloud Service” alongside container-based services like Container Engine for Kubernetes.
“Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer makes it easier for government entities to securely move to the next stage of their cloud-enabled transformation,” suggested ANZ, Oracle’s vice president and regional managing director Cherie Ryan. “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.”

“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.”

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