Ottawa, Canada, October 22, 2020 – Google Cloud announced today that it has secured a framework agreement from the Canadian federal government for Secure Cloud. The agreement now allows Google Cloud to sell innovative cloud platforms and collaborative technologies directly to federal authorities to help them transform and better serve their communities and constituents. “In its weakest day, the cloud is safer than a customer service solution,” Bourgault said. “On a global basis, AWS has more than 5,000 government agencies that use AWS at all ranking levels… All the way up to Top Secret. Oracle Cloud has been developed with a particular focus on meeting government needs in the cloud with functions such as encryption, thorough monitoring and robust security controls and tools. With this new agreement, the Canadian government now has access to a compelling range of advanced technologies, including machine learning applications, integrated security tools, automated analytics and an Oracle battery life database. “This framework agreement for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a critical step in meeting the growing compliance requirements and requirements of our customers in the public sector,” said Walter Dann, Area Vice President, Oracle Public Sector. “By reaching this milestone, we are able to help the federal government and the Canadian public sector leverage our second-generation cloud, not only to keep pace, but also to stay ahead of the developing business and technology landscape. Oracle`s excellent pricing performance, Oracle Autonomous database, machine learning and AI innovations, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure secure by Design will be crucial to making our customers` workloads in the cloud.
“By reaching this milestone, we are able to help the federal government and the Canadian public sector tap into our second-generation cloud, not only to keep pace, but also to stay ahead of the developing business and technology landscape,” said Walter Dann, Area Vice President, Oracle Public Sector. Citizens have become accustomed to comfortable and easy-to-use digital services in their daily lives. Public bodies are under increased pressure to provide the same comfort as consumer experiences, often under financial constraints and with legacy systems. This new framework agreement with Google Cloud will allow governments to purchase cloud services and bridge the gap between utilities and consumer services. To secure this framework, Google Cloud has been evaluated by the Canadian federal government 24/15 for all security, data protection and usability standards. While Google Cloud is already working with several Canadian federal agencies, the new agreement will allow Google Cloud to better support a wide range of federal departments, agencies and crown groups. “By securing a framework agreement for secure cloud services, we can now support programs that require a high level of data protection for government workloads,” said Mike Daniels, vice president of global public sector, Google Cloud. “This new agreement reflects our continued investment and support for Canadian public sector clients, including the announcement of our second data center area in Toronto.
This is another example of the dynamics we see when government authorities move into the cloud. Oracle Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of integrated applications for distribution, service, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain and manufacturing, as well as a highly automated and secure Generation 2 infrastructure with the Oracle Autonomous database.