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South Australia Health Medical Research Institute

South Australia Police

Date: 5 Jan 2015
Category: Government

Overview

Through collaboration and innovation, the South Australia Health Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) produces groundbreaking health and medical discoveries. SAHMRI is fostering the independent work of 480 South Australian, interstate and international researchers. Their specialisations span cancer treatments; heart health; nutrition and metabolism; healthy mothers, babies and children; infection and immunity; mind and brain; and Aboriginal health.

This Australian centre of excellence, which opened in late 2013, is a $200 million Federal and State Government funded initiative. It is housed in an iconic, purpose-built 25,000 square metre building within the flourishing Health and Biomedical Precinct in Adelaide.

SAHMRI’s complex ICT requirements encompassed a unique set of operating conditions. As a facility that is to grow in coming years to support the work of 600 researchers, it has vast computational and storage capacity, the availability and security of which is crucial to attracting world class research.

Industry

  • Government

Challenges

  • Transfer existing business-critical server fleet to new facility with minimum disruption
  • Create new, full service infrastructure platform
  • High availability and security

Solution

  • NEC Managed Services

Results

  • New customer established in new facility in four month project
  • Resilient, flexible end-to-end platform
  • Proven availability
  • Secure connectivity to external research partners