Oracle has been awarded a Framework Agreement for the provision of secure cloud services to the Government of Canada, enabling the company’s Canadian federal government customers the ability to securely store, manage and process sensitive data and applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle reported on Thursday.
"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,” said Walter Dann, Area Vice President, Oracle Public Sector.
With this new agreement, the Government of Canada will gain access to a variety of advanced technology, including machine learning-enabled applications, integrated security tools, automated analytics and Oracle Autonomous Database. The Canadian Government also has access to the second generation Cloud built to run Oracle Autonomous Database.
Oracle will provide cloud services to regions in Toronto and Montreal to support Canadian government and affiliated public sector entities in their digital transformation efforts. Oracle's Canadian Cloud regions will offer CPU and GPU virtual machine and bare metal; block, object, and archive storage; Oracle Database; and Oracle Exadata Cloud Services, FastConnect, Identity and Access Management, Key Management Service and Load Balancer.
“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," Dann noted.
In order to work with the international government, Oracle Cloud was assessed across a set of controls and global certifications including SOC and ISO. Oracle's support of these controls and certifications will ensure that workloads across the government and private sector meet a high level of assurance.
"This Framework Agreement for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a critical step in meeting the growing demands and compliance requirements of our public sector customers," Dann added.
The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly-Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database.