Government Infrastructure as a Service enables agencies to buy computing infrastructure as a utility, reducing agency requirements for purchasing and maintaining their own infrastructure.
The procurement syndicate, led by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and the Ministry for Economic Development (MED), will save an estimated $50-250 million over 10 years, and is part of the government ICT roadmap led by the ICT Council.
Government Infrastructure as a Service is an important step towards government cloud computing, in which an increasing range of ICT services are availed as-a-Service.
The Government IaaS contract provides government agencies a catalogue of price-tagged services consistent to all agencies.
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011