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Transpower scopes a private cloud for critical infrastructure

Transpower scopes a private cloud for critical infrastructure

A SCADA sensor control and management system and an electricity market will be shifted to a private cloud.

New Zealand's grid operator Transpower is charting a migration to private cloud

New Zealand's grid operator Transpower is charting a migration to private cloud

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Electricity grid and market operator Transpower is shifting its critical applications to a fully managed, on-premise private cloud.

Transpower has intiiated a two stage tender process starting with registration of interest, for private cloud infrastructure, private cloud infrastructure services and migration services.

The private cloud will host the operator's two core critical services, a SCADA real-time control system and a market system. It must be easy to scale capacity and performance linearly and predictably as demand grows or shrinks.

The SCADA system provides real-time industrial control and telemetry monitoring of the national electricity transmission grid, the physical infrastructure to connect power generators with regional retail distribution companies and large scale power consumers.

The market system runs the wholesale electricity market.

"To help us prepare for the changes ahead, we are seeking partners that can bring their expertise to the unique challenges presented by a rapidly changing energy and technology environment," the operator says in its registration of interest documents.

"In the past we provided rigorous standards and specifications that prescribed technology solutions to be supplied by our partners. It is clear that the advances within the technology sector require a different approach - one centred on desired outcomes.

"We hope to identify partners who can challenge convention to provide solutions that allow us to better serve our staff, customers, and the people of New Zealand, now and into the future."

Transpower has historically not procured the hosting infrastructure and the services which support it together.

It says the current tender intends to put in place "commercial constructs that allow both Transpower and the successful partner(s) to move towards an outcome based relationship, which benefits both parties."

Transpower operates its critical systems out of two data centres – one in Auckland and one in Christchurch. The private cloud must be deployed into these two data centres.

Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Enterprise Linux are deployed on VMwre and need to be supported 24x7.


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