IT services firm the Frame Group has created a plan to enable Melbourne Airport to consolidate ICT services across 150 businesses including airlines and shops.
It was retained to create the 20-year ICT infrastructure plan following years working with the airport to design and deploy a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network as part of its $330 million international terminal upgrade.
The new plan covered data centre, network and systems infrastructure, applications and disaster planning.
Frame Group said it proposed what enterprise service provider framework to focus on managing services such as wireless and email rather than their infrastructure components in isolation such as servers and routers.
"The model supports the organisation's desire to consolidate and centralise business functions, and with the accompanying financial model, the Airport is able to attribute costs to services and to normalise capital expenditure with operations expenditure," a company spokesman said.
Melbourne Airport is home to 150 businesses including airlines, office developments, shops and commercial ventures.
Its ICT infrastructure links most airport facilities and buildings and is an essential component in the delivery of car parking systems, airport surveillance and security services.