Government Community Cloud

canada1A Government Community Cloud defines best practices for Cloud Computing in the public sector, and is a key part of our Innovation R&D agenda, the Canada Cloud Roadmap.

This is the best practices from the Canadian Government – GC Community Cloud.

In June 2010 the Canadian Federal Government Public Works CIO delivered this 18-page PDF presentation, which describes a roadmap plan for their adoption of Cloud Computing, acting as a template blueprint for an overall enterprise architecture and strategy for Cloud computing.

This has subsequently been followed by a number of implementation guideline documents, most notably ITSS – Security Domains & Zones.

The principle of our Procurement Commercialization process is to define and use this as a framework for innovation – Helping new startups better map and define their products and services, listed through this matrix:

CCN Program GOC Service Name CCR Requirements
Government SaaS ITSS Community Cloud Shared Corporate Applications – A multi-tenant application environment for their breadth of enterprise applications, like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, used for their core business processes like PAY, and also their common IT requirements, like email and collaboration.
Enterprise 2.0 Networks Gov 2.0 Enterprise Collaboration Virtual Office – A set of shared applications for automating modern office working including Cloud Desktop, Document Management, Web 2.0 collaboration both internally with staff & partners, and externally with citizens via a multitude of social media channels.
PaaS ITSS Community Cloud Platform as a Service – Database Solutions, Virtual Firewalls, Process Automation, Cloud Provisioning Services, Cloud Peering, Virtual Storage Service, Virtual Compute Service
Cloud Security Model GC Community Cloud – Security Architecture Cloud Security Services – A logical architecture for segregating ‘Cloud Security Zones’, linking each Cloud area (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) to a security infrastructure component, and describing how the computing environments will be integrated with their wide area networks and access control systems, through a Cloud Services Access Layer and a Cloud Peering Layer.
i-Canada.Me  GEDS 2.0 Trusted Cloud Identity – Authorization and Authentication Services, Federated Identity Management

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