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Datapod wins $20M AU contract with Australian Government

Written by Fri 28 Aug 2020

Datapod, a leading provider of modular data centre infrastructure solutions, has secured a contract with the Australian Department of Defense. Under this contract, Datapod will supply portable data centre systems to the Australian military.

The Datapod components can be shipped by air and deployed in a variety of environments. Prefabricated modules can be constructed quickly in a variety of footprints to meet variable needs for capacity, access, power, and cooling.

The new contract with the Australian government requires the development and delivery of four modular data centres, which can be used for defense data, information, and telecommunications equipment. The funds were made available as part of the government’s decision to invest $1B AU in local defense contracts, to boost the industry’s recovery from the economic effects of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

The new contract will help improve job security for Datapod’s core workforce, as well as manufacturing subcontractors that work with the company, according to Melissa Price, Australian Minister for Defense Industry. She added, “Datapod is an Australian-owned company that has an outstanding track record supporting defense with its state-of-the-art systems.”

Datapod has previously supplied modular data systems to government agencies, as well as oil and gas companies. The containerized, multi-functional components can be constructed and functional in as little as a few days, answering the military’s need for rapid, agile deployment of information and communications equipment in a variety of environments.

The flexible component system from Datapod is also created with a focus on energy efficiency, to help control operational costs and reduce the facility’s carbon footprint.

Written by Fri 28 Aug 2020


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