Bayside Council brings together the City of Botany Bay and Rockdale City Councils. It was established by Proclamation on Friday the 9th of September 2016. The City covers approximately 55 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 156, 500. Council’s General Manager is Meredith Wallace.
Prior to working with iQ3, Botany and Rockdale Councils were independently operated bodies before merging to form Bayside Council. Prior to the amalgamation, each council was at different stages in their investment cycle, and their IT systems were different sizes, from different vendors and using different applications. The challenge was to organise Bayside’s IT infrastructure and provide the assistance they required to deliver IT services across both environments that was efficient, effective and affordable.
Bayside Council went to market to compare available cloud service options. iQ3 was the vendor of choice as they offered a combination of services that tightly matched the council’s requirements. Through iQ3’s multi-datacenter offerings, this allowed Bayside to centralise production in GovDC and move DR and backup to an alternate site. iQ3’s flexible approach meant that the council could tailor their solution at the right price.
In addition to removing the burden of IT infrastructure refresh and consolidation required due to amalgamation, Council staff have now all moved to a VDI environment with improved response times. Bayside Council IT staff can now support the increased user base without the need for additional staff.