Oracle Cloud enables state government agencies to unlock cost savings, efficiencies, and improved flexibility through strategic agreementNew South Wales—26 July 2022
Oracle today announced that it has been appointed to New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Cloud Purchasing Arrangements (CPA) Panel and has also renewed a five-year Whole-of-Government (WofG) contract with the state government.
Coming ahead of the mandate for all NSW government agencies to use public cloud for a minimum of 25% of their ICT services by 2023, the appointment supports NSW government’s vision for cloud consumption to enable government-wide adoption of public cloud services in an aligned and secure manner, accelerate innovation, modernise service delivery, and drive better outcomes for the citizens of NSW.
Encompassing Oracle’s complete product portfolio, the agreement will enable NSW Government to tap Oracle’s integrated suite of enterprise cloud applications and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). For Australian state government agencies like health, education and infrastructure, that want to adopt cloud technologies and easily migrate critical applications at their own pace, OCI delivers high-performance computing power with built-in security and scale-up architectures that meet the needs of every type of enterprise application. With two Oracle Cloud data Regions in Australia, agencies can move, build, and run all workloads and cloud applications in local environments while complying with regional data regulations.
“Building on our already strong partnership with government agencies in Australia—from federal to state and local—we continue to deepen our dedication with the public sector at/on all fronts. At federal level, we have recently been granted certification at the Certified-Strategic level under the Australian Government’s Hosting Certification Framework (HCF), making it easier for government agencies to bring their most critical national systems to the cloud,” said Cherie Ryan, vice president & regional managing director, ANZ, Oracle.
“Being appointed to NSW Government’s CPA Panel enables more state government agencies to move to the next stage of their digitally enabled transformations. As New South Wales continues its journey to transform and accelerate digital service delivery, we are committed to playing our part and contributing to the transformation for Australia’s citizens and digital economy.”
The CPA is a collection of NSW whole-of-government contracts with cloud service providers (CSPs) for consumption of cloud and associated services by NSW Government agencies and other eligible non-government bodies; it allows eligible agencies to consume infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud services by establishing a commercial offer based on whole-of-government volume, reducing sourcing costs and reducing the need for individual contract negotiations.
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