Tasmanian Govt uses NBN to attract data centres

 

Developing strategy to lure investors and builders.

Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett has revealed plans to leverage the national broadband network architecture to become Australia's data centre hub.

Bartlett said the State Government was creating a data centre industry development strategy to attract facilities to the island state.

"There is a very real opportunity on the back of the current optic fibre roll out to attract and build data centres in Tasmania," Bartlett said.

"High-speed optic fibre along with our abundance of renewable energy and secure environment makes Tasmania a very attractive location for new data centres.

"It was a Labor Government that ensured Tasmania was the first cab off the rank with the NBN, and it is a Labor Government that Tasmanians can rely on to ensure our state reaps the full benefits of that investment through the attraction of new-generation industries and sustainable jobs."

He said data centres and server farms would allow for the "establishment of new industries and thousands more jobs over the next decade".

The strategy being developed would look at programs and policies to achieve growth beyond just attracting the centres to Tasmania.

And it would detail "opportunities to leverage government data management requirements".

Federal and state governments are looking to consolidate data centres and server rooms run by departments and agencies.


Tasmanian Govt uses NBN to attract data centres
 
 
 
Top Stories
The True Cost of BYOD - 2014 survey
Twelve months on from our first study, is BYOD a better proposition?
 
Photos: Unboxing the Magnus supercomputer
Pawsey's biggest beast slots into place.
 
ANZ looks to life beyond the transaction
If digital disruptors think an online payments startup could rock the big four, they’ve missed the point of why people use banks, says Patrick Maes.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
What is delaying adoption of public cloud in your organisation?







   |   View results
Lock-in concerns
  29%
 
Application integration concerns
  3%
 
Security and compliance concerns
  28%
 
Unreliable network infrastructure
  9%
 
Data sovereignty concerns
  22%
 
Lack of stakeholder support
  3%
 
Protecting on-premise IT jobs
  4%
 
Difficulty transitioning CapEx budget into OpEx
  3%
TOTAL VOTES: 1105

Vote