No longer the Multi Use List you are looking for

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John Sheridan - CIO & CISO

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Photo of Stormtrooper child waving goodbye to his father and saying 'Bye, daddy. I hope you find the panel you're looking for.
Credit: World of Nerd Blog

The Data Centre as a Service Multi Use List (DCaaS MUL) was officially decommissioned on 30 October 2015. The DCaaS MUL was established in October 2012 to provide agencies with a simple way to procure cloud and cloud-like services.

The initial term of the arrangement was for a period of two years with options to extend. Finance exercised one 12 month extension option. Agencies can no longer use the DCaaS MUL nor extend their current arrangements.

Never Tell Me The Odds!

During its lifetime, the DCaaS MUL:

  • received 79 requests for quote
  • hosted 104 suppliers providing 1579 services
  • supported expenditure across PaaS ($933,770.58), SaaS ($333,145.18) and IaaS ($619,016.50), totalling $1,885,932.26.

A New Hope – The Cloud Services Panel

Agencies are now able to access the Cloud Services Panel (CSP). The CSP provides scalable and flexible cloud services via industry offerings. Agencies are able to procure cloud services across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Cloud Specialist Services.

Use of the Panel is optional for agencies at all levels of government, however, in accordance with the cloud computing policy, federal government departments and agencies1 are required to adopt cloud services for new and refreshed ICT capabilities where the cloud services are fit for purpose, provide adequate protection of government data, and deliver value for money.

Photo of some of the staff who worked on the DCaaS MUL over the years. From left to right: Ben Leech, Bec Thamer, Alex Luong, Peter Rymasz, Nathan Ward and Geoff Mether
Some of the staff who worked on the DCaaS MUL over the years.
From left to right: Ben Leech, Bec Thamer, Alex Luong, Peter Rymasz, Nathan Ward and Geoff Mether

1 - That is Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities.

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Last updated: 03 January 2019