Why should public sector organisations consider moving services to the public cloud?
Government and public sector organisations face unique challenges to accomplish complex missions with limited resources. Much of the outward focus in IT cloud support has so far been around optimising the private company. However, government cloud spend is currently outpacing the industry average. A recent Gartner survey found that government CIOs will increase cloud spending this year.
Last year a survey found that only 2% of organisations questioned used the cloud for 5 or more services, but 72% use it for 1 or 2 services. This shows that there is still a lot of benefits to be realised from cloud adoption.
The Irish Public Sector in particular is an area that can benefit greatly from the public cloud – either Azure or AWS. Here are 5 reasons why public cloud for public sector is a public benefit:
The cloud is secure and it meets all global compliance standards. AWS and Azure have hosting centres in Ireland and so respects data sovereignty rules.
- Cost effective
Public cloud services when provisioned correctly can represent a fraction of the cost of purchasing infrastructure services. Using an advanced consulting partner means that your partner can help you realise significant TCO savings.
Your storage space grows with your need so you can start small and build. The public cloud enables you to scale and innovate, while maintaining a secure environment. You pay only for the services used without the upfront expenses. And this is at a lower cost than an on-premises environment.
Moving your applications to the public cloud means they can be accessed across all organisations within the public sector (with permission). This enables data sharing across all departments and can simplify access for your end users by offering a single login where suitable.
Both AWS and Microsoft Azure are GDPR compliant and offers services and resources to help customers comply with GDPR requirements. AWS has already more than 500 features and services focused on security and compliance and new features are launched regularly. Visit the AWS GDPR Centre or Microsoft Trust Centre for more information.
Trilogy Technologies is one of Ireland’s leading Managed Service partners, delivering in depth proactive monitoring and management for our UK and Irish customers, both private and public sector. Traditionally this service has covered the management of physical and virtual infrastructure either on premise or hosted in a third-party data centre.
With the advancement of cloud services, Trilogy has extended its management capability to include public cloud providers such as AWS. We have recently acquired Advanced Consulting Partner status and are ideally positioned to advise you on the public cloud for public sector.