Queensland-headquartered data centre, cloud and connectivity provider iseek has been awarded the Queensland State Government’s core network data centre as-a-service (DCaaS) contract after a competitive procurement process undertaken by CITEC.
This win coincides with the commencement of government agencies migrating out of the Queensland Government Edward Street data centre.
iseek is a leading Australian digital infrastructure operator, servicing national enterprise and government customers from its five data centres across Brisbane, Northern Queensland, and Sydney.
It’s also the leading outsourced co-location provider in Queensland and has been providing long-term data storage and connectivity services to the state government for more than 10 years.
The contract extends iseek’s partnership with CITEC for a further five-year term.
CITEC was selected seek due to its excellent track record of delivering critical digital infrastructure including data centre services and connectivity to enterprise and government customers. seek was able to meet the DTA hosting certification framework for the whole government to a strategic level within their Tier IV purpose-built facility.
This partnership also demonstrates the state government’s commitment to supporting Queensland Small to Medium Enterprise.
I seek founder and CEO Jason Gomersall said, “Our appointment as CITEC’s digital infrastructure platform of choice is testament to seek’s expertise in providing secure, reliable, and high-quality data centre, cloud and connectivity services.”
“The Queensland Government’s shift to outsourcing its digital infrastructure requirements reflects broader industry trends, driven by increased demand for data storage, greater oversight of data sovereignty, and the need for data protection in regions prone to natural disasters.
“As two of our data centres have been built in the past three years, our facilities are designed to withstand cyclones, severe storms, and flooding,” said Gomersall
The contract win is also a recognition of the importance of critical digital infrastructure in Queensland, improving latency and providing better service than national providers.