An ICT supermarket for public bodies
The public sector in Australia and overseas is moving away from buying ICT hardware and software assets towards consuming ICT services from ‘the cloud’, also called ICT as-a-Service.
Inside the GovDC data centres is the GovDC Marketplace, an ICT supermarket (or government cloud) that brings buyers and sellers together. It will offer an ever increasing range of commodity ICT services ranging from data centre space (racks) and infrastructure, through to Software as-a-Service and fully managed services.
The GovDC Marketplace extends GovDC beyond a state-of-the-art data centre to create a secure ICT ecosystem. The GovDC Marketplace brings agency demand and industry supply together, so that best-of-breed ICT companies can easily offer ICT as-a-Service to public bodies. Public agencies can buy these services, confident that issues such as security, data sovereignty, technical standards and procurement policies have all been dealt with.
The vendor neutral, hybrid-cloud architecture allows public bodies the full choice of offerings from either within the government cloud, or from outside the Marketplace.
The GovDC Marketplace rewards ICT companies offering public bodies better value and it helps small and medium, local ICT companies to become more visible to government decision makers, thereby boosting the local ICT industry. Service providers can even use services from other GovDC Marketplace providers, for example a provider of software as-a-service using infrastructure from a hosting provider.
The GovDC Marketplace will continue to grow as more agencies demand more services and as ICT service providers seek to build their businesses by expanding offerings.
Here is a Factsheet on the: GovDC Marketplace