Intelli-Systems team up with Schneider Electric for microdata centre-as-a-service project

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Intelli-Systems has launched Schneider Electric’s microdata centre-as-a-service in Australia. Developed for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, the offering provides micro data centres to customers without owning, operating, or maintaining power, cooling, and integrated IT server racking systems.

Apart from the full suite of digitally enabled micro data centres, the offering also includes management and support services from the company but does not include any IT equipment. Microdata centre-as-a-service was co-developed and implemented by the companies as part of a four-year contract with the agency.

“Our collaboration with Schneider Electric has enabled the customer to transition away from the ownership and management of these micro data centres, accessing their integrated IT supporting infrastructure purely on an as-a-service basis,” Glen Montgomery, director of Intelli-Systems, said. “This solution solves issues experienced from infrastructure ownership, eliminating any unexpected costs and disruption to their critical IT, networking and telephony applications. Whether it is aspects of the solution lifecycle or their ability to easily flex up or down capacity, peace of mind is key to the customer.”

The council oversees 120 local Aboriginal land councils across the state, handling the state’s land council network’s compliance regulation and financial stewardship. The solution was brought in to simplify the council’s operations, improve capital utilisation and free up internal resources.

“Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Outcomes micro data centre as a service solution is a perfect fit for our organisation and we are very excited to work with Intelli-Systems and Schneider to deliver this turn-key project,” Hany Tayel, systems procurement manager at NSW Aboriginal Land Council, said. “This model helps the NSW Aboriginal Land Council to continue focusing on protecting the interests of its members and ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people. We can double down our efforts to pursue cultural, social and economic improvements while they manage the microdata centre solution on our behalf as experts in their field. The ability to pay only for what is consumed while being agile with capacity provisioning is critical for our organisation as we transition away from owning and servicing this type of critical infrastructure.”

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