Oracle powers ‘cloud-first’ strategy for Canadian government

Tech Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) – Oracle has been awarded a Framework Agreement for the delivery of secure cloud services to the government of Canada.

This agreement gives Oracle’s Canadian federal government customers the ability to securely store, manage and process sensitive data and applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Digital transformation efforts

Focused on a ‘cloud-first’ strategy, the government of Canada uses cloud services as its preferred delivery option when initiating information technology investments, initiatives, strategies and projects. The access to Oracle Cloud regions in Toronto and Montreal afforded by this agreement will help support Canadian government and affiliated public sector entities in their digital transformation efforts.

Oracle Cloud is ideal for mission-critical workloads like financials and other back office applications, as well as newer workloads like simulations, machine learning, and cloud native applications. Oracle’s Canadian Cloud regions today offer Oracle Cloud services that include Compute (CPU and GPU virtual machine and bare metal), Storage (block, object, and archive storage, including new immutable object storage capabilities), Oracle Database and Oracle Exadata Cloud Services, FastConnect, Identity and Access Management, Key Management Service, and Load Balancer.

Critical step

“This Framework Agreement for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a critical step in meeting the growing demands and compliance requirements of our public sector customers,” said Walter Dann, Area Vice President, Oracle Public Sector. “By achieving this milestone, we are able to help the federal government and Canadian public sector tap into our second generation cloud to not just keep pace, but also stay ahead of the evolving business and technology landscape. Oracle’s outstanding price-performance, Oracle Autonomous Database, machine learning and AI innovations along with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure secure by design will be key to enabling our customers’ enterprise workloads in the cloud.”

Working with the Government of Canada, Oracle Cloud was assessed across a robust set of controls and global certifications including SOC and ISO. Oracle’s support of these controls and certifications assures customers that all workloads across the government and private sector meet a high level of assurance.