About public cloud services
Find out why and how government organisations use public cloud services to work more productively.
Meet Cabinet’s requirement for public cloud
Cabinet requires government organisations to use public cloud services, when possible, for information systems. This is the NZ government’s Cloud First policy.
Benefits of using public cloud services
Public cloud services provide scalable, secure and highly resilient infrastructure tools and web applications. There are immediate and long-term benefits to government organisations using them.
Public cloud versus other types of cloud
Scale and secure NZ government information by using resources that are set up, owned and maintained by a third-party provider.
How to adopt public cloud services
What to do before using public cloud services, and how government organisations make them available to their people.
Risk assessment tool for public cloud services
Public cloud services are no different from other information technology systems — you must assess the risk first.
Write and carry out a cloud plan
Senior leaders are required to write cloud plans that explain their organisation’s approach to using public cloud services.
Cabinet minutes and papers for public cloud services
Records of the decisions Cabinet has made about government organisations using public cloud services.
- Refreshing the Cloud First policy and strengthening cloud adoption across the public service
- Proposals for refreshing the Cloud First policy and strengthening cloud adoption across the public service
- Accelerating the adoption of public cloud services
- Cloud computing risk and assurance framework
- Improving government information and communications technology assurance
- Managing the Government’s adoption of cloud computing