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QSS improving their technical foundations

Published 04/12/2018

Maintaining our technical foundations (infrastructure) is a critical core business activity for QSS. Every year, our Infrastructure Management team perform extensive upgrades, maintenance and repair work on our infrastructure as business-as-usual activities.

The project

This year, we have a number of critical infrastructure items that need updates or upgrades. The Infrastructure Improvement Project will consolidate and oversee this work to minimise the risk of outages and impacts.

The project activities will improve performance and user experience with minimal impact. Among other benefits, the work will:

  • increase data security
  • improve incident investigation
  • strengthen QAO’s auditing capability and reporting
  • reduce potential hardware outages
  • improve system performance during high use periods.

The following activities are planned:

  • Upgrade Fusion Citrix and Netscaler
  • Upgrade ADS Foundation infrastructure
  • Virtualise Axway
  • Implement Oracle Audit Vault
  • Migrate the ALM database
  • Implement Aurion web server enhancements

Next steps

The activities are scheduled to occur between October 2018 and April 2019. We’ll be asking customers to do a small amount of testing during this period.

The project team will establish a working group and will invite you to nominate a representative to discuss next steps.

Contact

Name: 
Infrastructure Improvement Project team
Email: 
iip [at] hpw.qld.gov.au
Agency: 
Queensland Shared Services