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Australia goes Amazon

July 2, 2019

The Australian Government signed an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to use the platform for government procurement said to be worth $39 million (€34.52 million).

CRN in Australia reports on this newly signed deal which is a “whole-of-government deal” which “extends to public universities and any other government-owned agency”. The deal has been signed for an initial period of three years and means all government agencies are using the AWS platform for any procurement.

According to AWS, it is the “world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centres globally. Millions of customers, including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies.”

AWS released 1,957 new services and features in 2018 and its AWS Marketplace is a digital catalogue with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS in the cloud.

According to CRN “AWS said the government will now have a consistent approach to accessing its services without having to negotiate separate contract terms each time by using a self-service, low-administration process. The public cloud giant said it’s also removed administrative overheads to smooth out the procurement process.”

In the CRN report, concerns are highlighted that the channel now need to go through AWS to offer their services to the government and that the exact way of how this is possible is not yet clear.

Both AWS and its Asia Pacific partner 2pi Software are adamant though that streamlining procurement is just about saving time and money for the government and making the process easier as well as eliminating barriers for service providers.

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