Australian Department of Finance relies on Swiss ICT companies


The Zurich based startup VSHN AG will build and operate the OpenShift platform for and Salsa Digital to host the next evolution of GovCMS for the Australian Department of Finance.


The Australian company, Salsa Digital and the Switzerland based have signed a three-year contract with the Australian Department of Finance to build the next evolution of GovCMS, the Drupal-based content management system used by the Australian Government. The Zurich based VSHN will operate and manage the underlying OpenShift platform to ensure highly available 24/7 operation in close collaboration with two companies.

The new solution will bring GovCMS onto an open source platform making the entire technology stack open source for the first time. Moreover, GovCMS websites will operate in a fully containerised environment, which will reduce and simplify agency development efforts, with the same setup and configuration across environments. All SaaS websites will be highly available, with a guaranteed uptime of 99.99% and have self-healing capabilities. PaaS websites can elect for the higher availability option.

“Thanks to our many years of experience in setting up and operating large-scale and high available OpenShift platforms, we are very pleased to be able to secure and manage the 24/7 operation of GovCMS for the Australian Ministry of Finance for Salsa Digital and” said Markus Speth, CMO at VSHN.

Established in 2014, VSHN helps software developers to run their applications agile and 24/7 on any infrastructure. The startup supports more than 300 partners operating over 900 servers in the cloud and on-premises with over 62000 combined monitored services and are also ISO 27001 certified to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer data. Companies such as Abacus, Adcubum, Die Schweizerische Post, hitobito, HRM Systems, die Mobiliar, Sherpany, SIX, Sobrado, Starticket and many more already use the startup’s services.

(Pess release/ran)