The NSW Data Centre Reform Strategy supports the government’s strategy of procuring ICT as-a-service by consolidating all NSW Government agency data centres into two modern, reliable, energy efficient, secure and fit-for-purpose facilities. It also provides access to ICT services through the Government Digital Community (GovDC) Marketplace and buy.nsw.
All NSW Government agencies (except State Owned Corporations) must:
Data Centre migration should commence following one of the following triggers, being when:
Agencies may use hosting services from commercial providers where the hosting service is delivered from the NSW Government Data Centres. Agencies must obtain approval from the Secretary DFSI before making other data centre arrangements such as entering into a new contract (or extending an existing contract, or taking any extension option) to acquire data centre capacity, or designing or commissioning any capital works for a new or existing data centre solutions.
Exemptions will be considered in circumstances that are business critical or where on-premise assets cannot be supported in the Government Data Centres.
The Secretary DFSI may issue directions to agencies to consolidate and manage data centre arrangements.
In addition, to facilitate a coordinated and timely approach, agencies may be requested to provide DFSI with the following information:
DFSI is available to assist agencies with migration planning.
This policy does not prevent agencies acquiring suitable cloud services from other cloud service providers, consistent with the NSW Government Cloud Policy, in consultation with DFSI.