NextDC will provide the Queensland government with data center-as-a-Service (DCaaS) solutions from its Brisbane facilities.

The Australian colo company is the second provider to join the Queensland government’s ICT supplier panel, after Pulse Data Centre.

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State panel appointment

As part of the appointment, NextDC will provide the state's government with prenegotiated conditions and pricing from its B1 and B2 Brisbane data centers.

“NextDC’s appointment to the supplier panel for data center services is an important step forward for the Queensland Government," the colo provider's CEO Craig Scroggie said. "We have built Brisbane’s most advanced, connected and highly secure data center facilities to support the growing needs for our customers.

“We’re delighted to be formally working with the Queensland Government, we share the same values in our passion for innovation, using technology to advance business and doing it responsibly and ethically in support of driving new opportunities and a better future, filled with greater resources for generations to come.”

Getting appointed to this panel will be a big win for the company. Last month, NextDC released their half year results, showing the data center operator was down US$2.1 million (AU$3m) after a two-year battle to reclaim properties from a majority shareholder.

The company operates nine data centers in Australia, targeting a total capacity of 300MW.