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The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has announced two providers for its Whole-of-Government Data Centre Facilities Panel.

The two happy companies are Canberra Data Centres and TransACT Capital Communications, both of which are now in the box seat to scoop hosting gigs from government agencies that are too small to errect and operate their own data centres.

AGIMO's strategy is to use its muscle to buy in bulk from its nominated providers, who will then pass on the savings to little agencies. Would-be-panellists had to commit to operating 500m2 of data centre space and/or 500kw of power supply for a 10 year period.

The decision will be a filip for Canberra Data Centres, which has targeted federal government business since its inception. TransACT also has a strong Canberra connection. Now owned by iiNet, the company's inclusion on the panel nicely diversifies its parent's activities away from consumer internet. ®

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