22, May, 2019

Western Australia’s Division of Well being to spend AU$124m on hybrid cloud shift

The Western Australian Division of Well being has introduced it is going to be adopting a hybrid cloud mannequin for the state public well being system’s IT infrastructure.

For a price of AU$124 million over 5 years, Atos will probably be transitioning the present legacy infrastructure to its cloud platforms, working with the WA well being system’s IT service supplier, Well being Help Providers (HSS).

“The HealthNext transition program represents a chance to enhance the way in which WA Well being utilises and delivers ICT providers to assist the availability of healthcare to the WA group,” HSS CIO Holger Kaufmann stated.

“A contemporary and up to date cloud-based ICT system will allow us to reply higher to innovation that may assist enhance affected person care and scale back pointless duplication.”

The scope of providers, Atos defined, is to supply “non-public cloud, managed public cloud, hybrid cloud orchestration, co-location, and managed providers for two,000 servers, over 1,000 functions, and a fully-managed Oracle Cloud platform”.

Atos is one in all three suppliers signed beneath the federal government of Western Australia’s GovNext-ICT initiative, alongside NEC and Datacom, to supply IT infrastructure to service the whole state authorities for 5 years.

The agreements, signed in January 2017, are anticipated to avoid wasting the state AU$60-80 million in IT infrastructure expenditure yearly.

Below the association, all authorities companies buy IT infrastructure by way of one contract, with the three distributors constantly competing with one another to promote their providers.

“We anticipate innovation to thrive beneath this association by way of the stimulation of native trade, which in flip will guarantee range of provide,” WA Minister for State Improvement; Transport; Innovation cum Minister for Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Innovation and Disruptive Applied sciences; Defence Points; Science Invoice Marmion stated beforehand.

“The GovNext-ICT contract allows companies to have entry to the most recent and biggest technological choices to help with bettering their on-line service supply presence.”

The targets of GovNext-ICT are to simplify IT procurement, enhance competitors, and drive worth by way of economies of scale, in addition to to ship a “safe related, steady, and dependable authorities ICT atmosphere as the inspiration for digital citizen providers and knowledge analytics”.


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