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Australian Government set to launch SaaS for cloud computing
Aug 1 2012, 12:47 PM
The Australian Government will use software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service in the future to deliver cloud computing services to government agencies.
A Data Centre as a Service Multi Use List (DCaaS MUL) will be in place by October, and will allow government agencies to use cloud computing solutions. The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) will steer the project to completion, with officials describing the move as a "development rather than a revolution".
Data storage within government departments is strictly regulated, and this will be especially true of any moves to the cloud. The DCaaS MUL will be open to Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) agencies and Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) agencies, as well as Australian state and territory governments and other Commonwealth bodies.
GIMO Agency Services Division first assistant secretary, John Sheridan, wrote in an AGIMO blog entry: "While it reflects an incremental development rather than a revolution, it nevertheless presents an opportunity to significantly simplify procurement of cloud and cloud-like services."
Posted by Neil Hill
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