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Australian Whole of Government Cloud Services Panel announced

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The Australian Government has announced the establishment of a whole-of-government panel for the provision of cloud services to Australian Government agencies.

The Cloud Services Panel will provide access to core cloud produces such as software as a service, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and specialist cloud services such as integration and optimisation.

Announced by the Minister for Finance, establishment of the Cloud Services Panel,  “accomplishes a major milestone in the implementation of the Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy”, according to the Department of Finance website.

Whilst use of the panel will be optional for all levels of government, all Australian government agencies are required to “adopt cloud services for all new and refreshed ICT capabilities where the cloud services are fit for purpose, provide adequate protection of government data and delivers value for money”, in accordance with the Australian Whole of Government Cloud Computing Policy.

The panel has an initial two year term, but could be extended by a further four years.

Access the Cloud Services Panel.

Access the Cloud Services Panel factsheet.

Read the Australian Whole of Government Cloud Computing Policy.