Canberra-centered firm Datapod has scored a $20 million deal to supply the Division of Defence with transportable info centres that can be promptly deployed by sea, air or road.
The two-year agreement, declared on Thursday, will see the modular info centre service provider make 4 turnkey containerised info centres able of housing IT gear.
It builds on a earlier $7 million deal with Datapod that dates again to October 2018. The firm very first presented modular info centres to Defence in 2016.
The info centres are likely to be utilised to aid Defence’s deployed IT environments, which include military services and teaching operations on land, air and at sea and preset site garrison web pages.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds explained the info centres could be “scaled for diverse needs, and are interoperable with a variety of prospective and emerging technologies and platforms”.
“Our Defence Power needs to be agile and responsive to the evolving threats we face,” she explained announcing the agreement.
“This financial investment recognises the want to have property that can be deployed and re-deployed to satisfy operational needs, with out pointless delays brought about by setting up services with a extensive guide time.”
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Cost explained the Datapod deal would keep on the firm’s “outstanding monitor document supporting Defence”, which started in 2010.
“It has earlier supplied info centres built-in into Defence’s current and planned operational platforms and Data and Communications Technologies gear,” she explained.
Cost explained the deal would supply “job protection for Datapod’s main workforce of 27 people, and a further 80 production sub‑contractors across Australia”.