Equinix attains Commonwealth Government certification – iTWire

Equinix's Guy Danskine

Equinix’s Guy Danskine

Equinix Australia has attained the Commonwealth Government’s Certified Strategic Hosting Provider status, the highest-level assurance required of data centre providers to host Commonwealth Government data, based on requirements defined in the Hosting Certification Framework managed by the Digital Transformation Agency.

This new certification applies to several of Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in key metros across Australia.

Commenting on the certification, Equinix Australia managing director Guy Danskine said, “Equinix understands and welcomes the need for clear and transparent whole- of- government outsourcing arrangements in respect of data centre service providers, whilst ensuring Australia remains a competitive, global digital economy.”

“Equinix has many certified, densely connected, highly secure IBX facilities in key metros across Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne and has been a data centre provider to the Commonwealth and State governments for many years under previous hosting panels.”

Equinix said it works with most of the major managed service providers, cloud providers and network providers who provide services to the Commonwealth Government. Combined with Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), Australian Cyber Security Committee (ACSC) membership and various ISO and SOC certifications, this latest certification ensures that Equinix meets the highest standards to continue supporting its partners’ capabilities to serve the Australian public sector.

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