"Secure, dedicated, high-speed connectivity between Vault Cloud GovDC to Vault’s other data centres enables customers to use the full suite of Vault services and also those of the extensive Vault accredited partner ecosystem from GovDC," the company said in a statement.
It added that its high-performance hardware was sourced directly from Intel and ran the open-source platform, OpenStack.
"Airservices Australia, which manages Australia’s civilian airspace, virtualised their entire infrastructure into Vault Cloud in the largest federal move to cloud in Australian history in late 2019," the company said.
It pointed out that being a fully Australian-owned firm, Vault was not exposed to risks associated with access by foreign governments or staff.
"Our cloud is administered by engineers who all hold Federal Government clearances. Only government tenancies are allowed on the Government Cloud, adding another layer of assurance that is not available on any public cloud," the company added.
Six companies have gained certification to the Protected cloud status; apart from Vault, two others, SlicedTech and Macquarie Government, are Australian-owned. Two of the remaining firms are American — Microsoft and Amazon Web Services — while Dimension Data is based in South Africa.