Health Ministry completes $48.6M shift to Revera's IaaS

Health Ministry completes $48.6M shift to Revera's IaaS

Data centre infrastructure upgrade completed with minimal downtime

Credit: Dreamstime

The Ministry of Health has completed a $48.6 million IT infrastructure shift to Revera's the all-of-government infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform.

The project moved physical data centre locations and all associated asset management equipment and enabled a refresh and upgrade of data centre infrastructure, the Ministry said in its annual review.

"A well-staged migration plan of applications and data from the existing data centres to the IaaS data centres enabled all application and data services to be successfully migrated with minimal downtime experienced," the report stated.

"Capacity and performance can now be increased in real-time as required."

Spark-owned Revera has invested in the health sector, with the technology provider adding digital health to its professional services portfolio last year; appointing hospital doctor and digital health expert Dr Will Reedy to lead the effort.

At the time Revera cited other cloud migration work it was undertaking for Homecare Medical, Waikato DHB, and Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation as well as the Ministry.

At Waikato DHB, the provider is managing in a three-year project to shift 700-odd applications to its Homeland Government IaaS Cloud.

The Ministry also joined a swelling list of large government organisations shifting to Office 365 and leaving legacy Lotus Notes behind in a $1.2 million project.

"Planning continued for the move away from Lotus Notes to Microsoft’s Office 365," the ministry reported.

"Following business case approval and completion of [a] business impact assessment, a high-level technical design has been finalised outlining how the different technical components will be established to enable the use of the Office 365 platform.

"Detailed implementation planning is scheduled to start early in 2018/19 on moving mail, calendar and contact to this new platform."

Among other significant ICT contracts awarded by the Ministry during 2018 were a $6.6 million software renewal with IBM and $2.5 million for planning and design of the National Screening solution for bowel cancer.

Follow Us

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags iaasLotus NoteshealthInfrastructure as a ServiceOffice 365ReveraMinistry of Health

Brand Post

How to become the best IT MSP

This article provides guidance for managed service providers (MSPs) that want to grow their business. It is also useful for any IT service provider looking to move from the break-fix model to managed IT services.



Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 480 technology leaders in Auckland on 23 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, emerging entrants and innovative start-ups.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners
Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

A Kumeu, Auckland, winery was the venue for a Malwarebytes event for partner and prospect MSPs - with some straight shooting on the side. The half-day getaway, which featured an archery competition, lunch and wine-tasting aimed at bringing Malwarebytes' local New Zealand and top and prospective MSP partners together to celebrate recent local successes, and discuss the current state of malware in New Zealand. This was also a unique opportunity for local MSPs to learn about how they can get the most out of Malwarebytes' MSP program and offering, as more Kiwi businesses are targeted by malware.

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects
Show Comments