PUBLIC SECTOR CLOUD SERVICES Cloud technology is accelerating digital transformation in the public sector. The public sector has traditionally lagged behind the private sector on the path to digital transformation, due in part to budgetary concerns, red tape and limited resources. But public sector cloud solutions are fueling acceleration on the path to digitalization while simplifying data privacy, system security, business continuity and compliance. Speak With a Public Sector Cloud Expert The right cloud solution can better serve citizens while freeing up limited public-sector resources. Cloud solutions are helping the public sector accelerate their digital transformation efforts, so they can better serve citizens, free up limited resources and reduce backlogs, ultimately making them more efficient — which is good for employees, suppliers, partners and citizens alike. The cloud holds huge potential in this space — such as smart, connected cities, healthier data management with more robust and flexible integrations, better data protection and redundancy — all while helping to simplify cloud security, privacy and compliance. But federal, provincial and local governments — as well as public-sector agencies — often struggle to balance legacy operations and cost-cutting measures against growing populations, rising cybersecurity threats and public demand for better services. They handle an ever-increasing volume of sensitive data, often across siloed departments and agencies, and they’re a frequent target of ransomware and cyberattacks. End-to-End Support for Public Services Ensuring security and privacy for both citizens and government institutions is paramount. At the same time, a hybrid-cloud approach is often necessary to meet the challenges of accessing and storing data beyond Canadian borders (where part of the data needs to be stored on-premise due to governance and security regulations). From Azure, AWS and Google Cloud to our own private cloud solutions based on VMware, we work in collaboration with a wide range of public-sector organizations to design, build, migrate and optimize cloud solutions. We can tailor the right public, private or hybrid cloud solution for your digital transformation journey, at a pace that works for you — and in alignment with compliance and security best practices. As a leading cloud service provider, not only do we provide a technical solution, but we also create a cloud strategy including programs to steadily build your know-how and develop a Cloud Centre of Excellence so you can continually evolve your digital transformation efforts. Our reliable public sector cloud solutions can help to minimize organizational risks while reducing your cloud spend. The Carbon60 Difference for Public Sector With 100+ certifications across all major clouds, we’re committed to delivering reliable and flexible cloud solutions for public sector organizations with the highest level of accountability and service quality, all with our white-glove dedicated support available 24x7x365. Design and evolve your public sector network ecosystem. Strategy and consulting for public sector: Our solution architects can help you design, plan and build a secure, compliant public sector cloud solution based on your unique requirements — and at a pace suitable for your team. We’ll do a full assessment of your IT environment and help you compare cloud providers to choose the right cloud solution, which could include AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or our private cloud service. We’ll identify what needs to be migrated during cloud migration and align your existing infrastructure environment and cloud operating models for flawless integration. And if you’re already on public cloud, we can help you optimize your environment for cost savings, compliance, security, privacy and performance to ensure cloud success. Ongoing peace of mind. Managed services for the public sector: You can choose to manage the environment yourself, or we can manage it for you. As managed cloud service providers, we take on accountability for the infrastructure stack for your mission-critical workloads that demand the highest levels of reliability, performance and security. We’ll manage your cloud infrastructure, and our secure managed cloud solutions for public sector organizations allow you to accelerate your go-to-market speed and increase flexibility while meeting regulatory and compliance obligations. Managed Private Cloud With Carbon60’s managed private cloud for the public sector, your organization will have access to reliable private cloud infrastructure, all powered by VMware. Managed Public Cloud Whether you choose AWS, Azure or Google Cloud, Carbon60’s multi-cloud specialists have the expertise to fully manage your public cloud environment. Cloud Assessment and Migration Our cloud specialists will conduct a cloud assessment and help move your complex workloads to the best cloud environment for your organization. Managed Security Services Our holistic approach to security includes managed security services that cover all layers of your hosting stack. Cloud Backup Data protection is essential for the public sector and we offer cloud backup so that you can rest assured your critical data is protected. Cloud Disaster Recovery Carbon60 offers DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) and will build a disaster recovery plan unique to your organization’s needs. “As a leading government agency, the stakes are high in everything we do. Every choice we make needs to be measured against practical, tactical and regulatory considerations. We evaluated all the leading cloud solutions providers in Canada and for us, Carbon60 came out on top. They have the knowledge, expertise, processes and people to truly deliver from strategy all the way through managed services. We’re more than happy with the result, and that’s why we are keeping them by our side.”IT Director, major Government of Canada institution that fulfills critical, data-intensive economic functions every day. Key Benefits of Cloud for the Public Sector: Accelerate speed to market Reduce your development cycles and launch new products to meet aggressive timelines and scale up or down to meet demand. Strengthen your security posture Our multi-layered safeguards protect sensitive data and mission-critical applications in the cloud. Ensure business continuity Protect against unplanned downtime and test recovery processes with our backup and disaster recovery services. Achieve compliance Meet complex security and compliance requirements within federal, provincial and municipal government jurisdictions. DevOps agility We address your security and operations concerns throughout the build and test phases. Cost optimization We help to reorganize your IT cost structure, moving from Capex to Opex, and providing continuous cost optimization. The Carbon60 Difference At Carbon60, we’ve led by doing. With deep roots in managed cloud services, and award-winning, standard-setting strategic consulting, we offer end-to-end multi-cloud design, migration and management to help more Canadian businesses operate successfully in the cloud. That’s our mission, and we’re proud to be trusted by our customers to do it every day. Learn more Related Cloud Resources and InsightsThe State of the Cyber Security Insurance IndustryNovember 24, 2022 How to Improve Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Risk PostureNovember 17, 2022 How to Reap the Rewards of Public CloudNovember 3, 2022 Read more blog posts Harness the Power of the Cloud for the Public Sector Let Carbon60’s multi-cloud experts help you take full advantage of cloud technology for your public sector organization. Name* Company Name Email Address* Phone Number Your comments Please leave this field empty. Frequently Asked Questions Why is the public sector moving to the cloud? The cloud offers many benefits to public sector organizations including lower infrastructure costs, better security and data protection, greater compliance and business continuity. Realizing these many benefits of cloud technologies, public sector agencies are accelerating their cloud adoption. What cloud services do public sector organizations use? The cloud services that government agencies and public sector organization use will depend on a number of factors, including their mission, goals, budget and the regulatory environment in which they operate. Which is the best cloud solution for the public sector? There is no one-size-fits-all cloud solution for the public sector. When it comes to choosing the right cloud solution for your organization, there are a few factors to consider including your organization’s existing IT infrastructure, its internal technical capabilities, and what your organization hopes to achieve with cloud computing. When assessing the best cloud solution for an organization, Carbon60 can help you consider your organization’s goals and work out the best cloud technology to meet your needs.