The federal government is merging the operations of seven older data centres into a new data centre to support the operations of the Department of Human Services in a move which the government says will save about A$5 million in power costs and reduce the department’s ICT carbon footprint by 50%..
The Minister for Human Services, Senator Kim Car, has said the new primary data centre, and a backup centre, would support nation-wide services, including Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support, that deliver A$140 billion in payments to more than 20 million customers each year. The site will also support the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. “Consolidating these systems
is the next step in making these services more convenient. In particular providing one-stop-shops with Centrelink and Medicare services under the one roof,” Senator Carr said.
Source: IT Wire