Discussion Paper on Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS)
My team is implementing the Australian Government Data Centre Strategy (the Strategy) announced on 22 March 2010. One of the elements of the Strategy is something we called ‘Data Centre as a Service’ (DCaaS). This is our shorthand for the services that will address the challenges faced by the fifty or so smaller government agencies.
The goal for DCaaS is to provide more efficient and effective solutions for data centre based ICT for the smaller agencies. The discussion paper defines the problem and offers principles and approaches. We are seeking your feedback to help us select the better approaches, identify constraints and define the requirements for any future procurement activity.
You may also have seen AGIMO release a draft paper on the Australian Government’s possible use of cloud computing. In this paper, it was noted that the Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) project will consider cloud technologies in providing common data centre facilities and ICT solutions.
I look forward to reading your comments, suggestions, etc posted on this blog. Comments will remain open until
18 March 2011 (update) 21 March 2011. Well, that’s all from me, we look forward to hearing from you
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