Friday, September 10, 2010

Australian Government Cloud Computing Centre

In a presentation on "Potential of cloud computing in government" to the "Cloud Computing Conference and Expo 2010" in Sydney on 9 September 2010, Yusuf J. Mansuri, First Assistant Secretary, ICT Strategic & Corporate Services Division, Department of Human Services discussed the idea of shared services in a whole of government cloud. He suggested that one of the major government agencies could take the lead to set up such a facility, with standards set by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) . Other agencies could then use the services provided. This would be a step beyond the shared data centre facilities already being established by government, n commercial facilities, such as Canberra Data Centres. In my presentation to the conference on "Mobility, Cloud Computing and Green IT", I suggested that data, web and application optimisations could make such facilities 10 to 100 times more efficient.

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