Waldur Government Cloud Platform (GCP) is a state-of-the-art holistic solution for creating a hybrid cloud for the public sector services. It is targeted for operations by an IT authority and can scale from a department level to a cross-national one. Successful implementation of the government cloud means addressing needs of multiple stakeholders. GCP is a combination of policies, procedures and technology aimed at providing the customers with the best fit for their business requirements.
Waldur Government Cloud Platform is built on the pillars of open source, best practices and security. Once implemented, it will deliver a customer-oriented self-service for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions backed by the operational support from the government’s IT authority, leading to a number of benefits:
Waldur Government Cloud Platform is based on modular and open architecture, encouraging multi-vendor cooperation and delivering open source implementation for key components. Waldur GCP architecture includes the following core modules:
The following diagram illustrates high-level Waldur Government Cloud Platform architecture:
Government cloud solution greatly improves efficiency of IT operations and leads to a more transparent and optimal cost structure. It is supported by legislation and can integrate with national identity provisioning systems. To assure successful implementation of the solution, an agile and evolving approach is suggested. It allows to mitigate the risks related to process integration and adaptation of policies. Example principles for achieving a successful implementation include:
Analyse hardware, network and storage requirements.
Create high level design and deployment plan.
Deploy initial IaaS offering, perform migrations of first customers.
Perform knowledge transfer to the operations team.
Launch Government cloud service into production.
Assure monitoring is configured and backups are running.
Develop knowledge base of both operators and end-customers.
Perform hands-on trainings and seminars.
Ongoing ecosystem development.
Roll-out PaaS and SaaS offerings according to market needs.