BoM seeks ROBUST cloud and WAN partner for IT overhaul project

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has been undertaking what it has called a comprehensive rebuild of its IT systems and related business processes and applications, focused on addressing security and resilience risks.

Known as ROBUST, the program is aimed at securing and strengthening all elements of the Bureau’s operating environment to provide “continuous availability of critical services, mitigating the risks arising from the fragility of the existing ICT environment”.

The program will run over a number of years.

Within ROBUST, there are five delivery streams that will deliver core technology platforms to BoM, including: Infrastructure, data and integration, observation network, channels, and applications.

The infrastructure delivery stream will deliver a new cloud management platform and wide area network (WAN) across Bureau locations with data centres, along with compute and storage.

BoM has this week gone to tender for the provision of IT managed support services for the infrastructure delivery stream

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