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Government Cloud Infrastructure Services (GCIS)

The Government Cloud Infrastructure Services (GCIS) is the new generation government cloud services, launched in September 2020 to replace the Government Cloud (GovCloud), the Central Computer Centre Virtualised Infrastructure (CCCVI) and the e-Government Infrastructure Services (EGIS). Leveraging on modern cloud technologies, GCIS provides a secure, reliable and scalable IT infrastructure equipped with agile application development tools, for facilitating bureaux and departments (B/Ds) in agile development and delivery of digital government services. Four key types of services, namely Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Database as a Service (DBaaS) and Container as a Service (CaaS) are provided.

Benefits of GCIS include:

  • cost saving through economy of scale and resource sharing;
  • time saving through streamlined procurement and system implementation, and on-demand service provision;
  • enhanced agility in meeting dynamic demand of B/Ds and supporting the development of smart government; and
  • generate demands for various types of IT professional work and services, and foster development of local IT industry in strengthening the related professional skills and business models in cloud computing.