Telstra will create a cloud environment built specifically for federal, state and local government, today announcing plans to launch the service in the first half of 2015.Telstra states the new environment will provide governments access to “highly secure and compliant cloud services and help achieve their cloud-first policy objectives across both unclassified and protected level data”.
“As governments move into a new era of service delivery transformation to meet the current and future digital expectations of its citizens, the ability to use protected cloud services is as critical to their future plans as it is to the private sector – digital disruption is impacting everyone,” commented Erez Yarkoni, Telstra Global Enterprise and Services executive director cloud.
Yarkoni stated the service “will provide confidence that the data is safe and hosted in Australia”.
“It will also help enable the public sector to achieve greater efficiency and generate more value from its ICT investments,” he added.
“In line with our own cloud strategy to offer increased flexibility and choice, this new, highly secure cloud platform will help enable governments to be leaders in the use of cloud services and provide opportunities for continued innovation and collaboration.”