Vertiv signs up brace of new Australian partners in smart cities drive

Vertiv has signed two new Australian partners; Queensland-based electrical services provider HazElec and Sydney IT infrastructure provider Powerfirm.

The new partnerships are part of a drive to take a leading role in the growing number of smart city initiatives taking place across enterprises and government organisations in Australia, said Vertiv. It cited results of a survey KPMG Australia conducted last year among government, universities and industry spokespersons showing 80 per cent of organisations had already kicked off their smart city campaigns by 2017.

HazElec has a strong reach in North Queensland’s resurging mining and other heavy industries. Vertiv said partnering will help both organisations target the “industrial edge space” – through the deployment of robust modular data centres such as Vertiv’s SmartCabinet.

Vertiv ANZ MD Robert Linsdell

“IoT and smart cities are about people connecting with each other,” said Vertiv ANZ MD  Robert Linsdell.

“Expectations on technology reliability are high and tolerance for failure is low, and we know that bringing infrastructure to the edge – where people are using applications and creating data – is vital to meet those demands.”

“HazElec and Powerfirm share those values and together we can help businesses and government organisations create the right IoT experiences for their customers,’ added Linsdell.

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