WA brokers government-wide deal with AWS – Strategy – Cloud

The WA govt has entered a total-of-govt arrangement with Amazon Internet Products and services to provides organizations improved obtain to general public cloud solutions.

The prevalent use arrangement (CUA) – which leverages the federal government’s  arrangement with AWS – was discovered by the Workplace of Electronic Government (ODG) on Wednesday.

It is the second total-of-govt deal with AWS signed by a condition govt to date, next the NSW government’s AWS sourcing arrangement in late August.

The WA govt has by now set up CUAs with Oracle and, as of August, Microsoft for general public cloud obtain to co-ordinate procurement and generate down prices.

The required CUA will give all condition govt organizations a reliable way to obtain AWS cloud solutions, as well as guidance, qualified solutions and schooling.

It will also be obtainable to regional govt authorities and universities, as is the circumstance with the federal govt arrangement.

The ODG mentioned it had “negotiated some precise amendments” to the federal government’s AWS arrangement to “meet WA’s requirements”.

The office has released an AWS CUA customers guide to give organizations with aspects of the procedure to sign up to the CUA.

AWS A/NZ general public sector director Iain Rouse mentioned the arrangement would “provide a reliable strategy to shopping for AWS solutions, devoid of owning to negotiate separated deal conditions.”

“The arrangement will empower organizations to invest a lot more time and resources to produce solutions to citizens rather than on negotiating contracts,” he mentioned in a statement

Rouse mentioned the arrangement would also make it less complicated for AWS companions to “build modern alternatives to fulfill the transforming requires of WA citizens”.

“Since all organizations will have the exact same conditions, the smallest and largest organizations alike will be ready to obtain the exact same added benefits, such as AWS’s strong protection and info security abilities,” he additional.