Azure Australia Central Regions
Mission-critical cloud designed for Australia and New Zealand government and critical infrastructure sectors
- Security and compliance certified by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) for OFFICIAL: Sensitive- and PROTECTED-level data
- Delivered from the Australian-owned, secret-accredited facilities of Canberra Data Centres
- Built for mission-critical applications supported by an open ecosystem of partners
Meet the tough demands of mission-critical applications
Hyperscale cloud designed and operated to manage Australian Government PROTECTED data in compliance with the Protective Security Policy Framework.
Ensure high availability and disaster resilience from the only global cloud in multiple Australian regions.
Modernise applications on your terms, with the option to locate legacy or specialized systems within the same facilities as Azure.
Reduce network costs and improve performance by connecting via Azure ExpressRoute from the government Intra Government Communications Network (ICON).
The technical, governance, physical and personnel controls to meet the requirements for storing and processing PROTECTED-level data are built-in to the platform and services.
Modernize mission-critical apps on your terms
With confidence in your system’s security and performance, you can extend and upgrade your apps—and right-size your Microsoft Azure or co-location space—as needed. Design, build, and test for the Azure platform. Then deploy in the cloud, in a co-location space, or to a remote, disconnected location.
Make better decisions with data analytics and AI
Build intelligence into your apps and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) at scale with a comprehensive set of tools and services. Use your favorite open source data science solutions from leading providers such as Cloudera, MapR and Hortonworks, or build with the Microsoft platform of data management, analytics and AI services.
Optimize your infrastructure with direct connectivity
Deploy a seamless hybrid cloud that connects your legacy systems and private cloud directly to Azure. Australian Federal Government users of the ICON network can dramatically reduce and predictably control network costs.
Multiply your options with open source
One in four Azure virtual machines run Linux. This is because Azure supports the open-source technologies millions already rely on and trust. Run your apps on Windows or Linux (Red Hat, Oracle, SUSE, Ubuntu, or CentOS) and easily build modern container and microservice-based applications, with the flexibility to choose your open source.
Take advantage of specialized partner solutions
With the most extensive network of local to global partners providing applications tailored to Australian and New Zealand government and critical infrastructure, you have access to the latest relevant innovations. Solutions range from policing to blockchain, records management to energy management, and beyond.
Not all clouds are created equal
Delivered from Canberra Data Centres, an Australian-owned datacenter provider that serves the unique requirements of government and critical infrastructureThe highest number of international and local security certifications, and SCEC Zone 4 certified, making the Australia Central Regions the most secure public cloud facility in AustraliaAustralia’s only cloud service provider operating from four geographically distributed locations across the country, designed for both high availability and disaster resilienceCommitted to transparency in security assessments from leading auditors, so you can be confident in meeting compliance requirements
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