More efficient and cost-effective inter-agency data sharing and access to mainframe data are among the compelling outcomes being offered in a partnership between Australian Data Centres (ADC) and Mainframe Cloud.
ADC Chief Executive Officer, Megan James, said that the partnership was timely and the first in a wider strategic alliance partner ecosystem offering to Government. James said, “It’s exciting as it supports the well-publicised direction towards ‘integrated information management strategies’ throughout government.”
“Large volumes of federal and state government agency data reside on mainframes and extracting and transforming this data is often inherently complicated and expensive.“ Ms James said, “The partnership with Mainframe Cloud will allow our clients to positively impact inter-agency data sharing by allowing data to be extracted to a private ASD certified cloud environment with minimal set-up and zero additional infrastructure.“ Ms James said that the solution also allowed mainframe data to be merged with other data sources.
“The Mainframe Cloud connection is real-time and persistent, and enables data to be interrogated on demand. Business rules to clean-up the data can be written in most modern programming languages before or after extraction. This eliminates the need for legacy code.“ she said.
Ms James said that business rules also allowed the process to be automated and negated the need for extensive manual clean-up of any exchanged data. She added that the technology was already in place at a Federal Agency and is the process of being installed by a State Government Agency.
Mainframe Cloud, Co-founder and CEO Ben Pearson said that the partnership with ADC would be attractive to agencies who wanted to realise real information management efficiencies. “Partnering with ADC is a great way of enabling their clients to realise efficiencies and cost savings when accessing their corporate mainframe. It will allow them to expedite their information management so they can be more agile and responsive to their stakeholders.“
Australian Data Centres is the only 100% privately Australian owned and operated data centre in Australia. Mainframe Cloud is 100% privately owned and is based at the Stone & Chalk fintech hub in Sydney.