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Macquarie Telecom Group partners with Australian satellite provider

Macquarie Telecom Group partners with Australian satellite provider

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Macquarie Telecom Group has announced it is partnering with Australian satellite communication provider, Blacktree Technology, to deliver defence-ready data colocation services as both organisations commit further to protecting Australia’s defence industry against cyberattacks.

Headquartered in Perth, Blacktree Technology provides specialised communication systems for military and commercial use cases across Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. To accommodate the expansion of the business, the organisation decided to transition its internal systems into a certified commercial data centre. 

Macquarie Telecom Group was selected from among a small group of providers to host Blacktree Technology’s equipment in its Canberra data centre: Intellicentre 5 (IC5). The facility was selected due to its Zone 4 credentials, which is a requirement for defence, as well as its ability to be extended to Zone 5 capability.

Macquarie was also chosen due to the location of its data centre in Canberra, which is within close proximity to personnel who will be accessing the information. As well as ensuring minimal latency, the onshore location of both the data centre and Macquarie Telecom Group staff guarantees the information will remain under Australia’s jurisdiction at all times.

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