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Purchasing cloud services

DIA has negotiated commercial agreements with major cloud services providers on behalf of agencies. Purchasing cloud services will soon be even easier through the Public Cloud ICT Marketplace (coming in the second half of 2017).

Commercial agreements with cloud providers

To date, DIA has negotiated commercial agreements with Microsoft and Oracle, with others to come. These agreements provide agencies with access to their cloud services using a single price book and standard terms and conditions.

Key terms for customers agreements

Guidance on key contract terms and conditions that agencies may wish to consider when negotiating customer agreements with suppliers of public cloud services can be found here.

Public cloud infrastructure services

The existing all-of-government Infrastructure as a Service common capability has now been expanded to include public cloud infrastructure services: IaaS Cloud Services Guide (pdf, 557KB). Datacom and Revera currently provide agencies with access to public cloud infrastructure services through reseller agreements with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

Potential uses of these services include: test and development, long-term archiving and backup, publicly accessible websites, and hosting cloud-native applications.

Public Cloud ICT Marketplace

This marketplace will act as a one-stop-shop for New Zealand government agencies to access a wider range of public cloud services, making it easier, quicker and more cost-effective.

The benefits of this marketplace are: cost effectiveness, simplified procurement, better commercial outcomes, improved security, and greater choice and access to innovative business solutions.

The marketplace is expected to be available in the second half of 2018.

Accessing expertise for cloud services

During 2017, there will be a return to market to preserve the ITMS capability and add additional capability in all areas, for example to cater for cloud delivery models.

Page last updated: 12/09/2018