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Macquarie joins NSW government’s cloud supplier panel

New South Wales state agencies will be able to access Macquarie’s sovereign cyber expertise and secure cloud, network and datacentre services

Macquarie Government has joined the New South Wales (NSW) government’s panel of suppliers that agencies can tap to procure a range of cloud services including compute, storage, network and security, platform as a service (PasS) as well as cloud migration and training services.

The panel, which includes other suppliers such as Vault, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and IBM, aims to drive greater value for government buyers by establishing a commercial offer based on whole-of-government volume.

By enabling agile procurement of cloud services, the panel will enable government agencies to become more agile, data-driven and focused on designing and delivering customer centric services in the digital economy.

In a statement, Macquarie Government said state agencies will be able to access Macquarie’s sovereign cyber expertise and secure cloud, network, and datacentre services through the panel agreement. This will include the company’s Sovereign Cyber Security Centre of Excellence which is being built in its Macquarie Park datacentre campus.

A recent report from AustCyber found that Australia will likely need 10,000 more cyber security workers in the next four years, with NSW being one of the states best positioned to meet this challenge.

“The panel is a key element of the NSW government’s cloud strategy, which aims to rapidly advance the use of cloud services with the support of local providers,” said Aidan Tudehope, managing director of Macquarie Government.

“NSW is fast becoming a world leader in cloud and cyber security, and we are proud to be providing government agencies with these services for more than 20 years. This is a huge step in that journey, but it’s more than that. It illustrates the range of cloud capabilities sovereign Australian companies can now provide to achieve whole-of-government agreements, which have typically been afforded to multinational providers.”

The panel follows Macquarie Government’s engagement with the NSW department of communities and justice to deliver a managed security monitoring service. The company was also selected by the NSW department of premier and cabinet to provide secure file sharing services.

Macquarie said it will invest in a range of new roles to support new opportunities stemming from the panel agreement, as well as contracts due to commence this year with federal government customers. It will also look at developing similar agreements with other state governments.

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