This Data Centre Action Strategy outlines the Tasmanian Government's approach to attracting future data centre activities to the State, by promoting Tasmania to data centre investors and facilitating streamlined investment.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a vital industry in Tasmania and an enabler of growth in a range of other sectors.
Increasingly important in this growth is cloud storage, and this is leading to major investment in large-scale data centres across the globe.
The proliferation of these services is fuelled by massive growth in demand from areas such as streaming movie services and social media platforms which require huge amounts of storage.
At the same time, governments and businesses alike are moving services into the 'cloud,' adding to increasing demands for data centres.
This has seen global data centre traffic estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25 per cent from 2014 to 2019 and Tasmania has significant advantages as a data centre location.
The actions outlined in this strategy will support the attraction of national and international interest in locating data centres in Tasmania.