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Telstra to build government cloud
Telstra has announced plans to create a cloud environment built specifically for federal, state, and local government in Australia.
Telstra said the project will help drive the adoption of cloud services within the public sector.
Erez Yarkoni, executive director of cloud at Telstra Global Enterprise and Services said the move represents another significant investment by Telstra and part of the company’s ongoing cloud strategy.
Scheduled to launch in the first half of 2015, the new environment will significantly increase the ability of government organizations to access cloud services and help achieve their cloud first policy objectives across both unclassified and protected level data.
“Telstra has a long and successful history working with governments and we’re committed to ensuring our relationship continues to grow as technology requirements change and evolve," Yarkoni said.
“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.”
Yarkoni said the Government Cloud will also 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.