Amazon Web Services has signed a new Cloud Framework Agreement (CFA) with the Malaysian government, together with local IT provider and AWS Partner Radmik Solutions Sdn Bhd, in efforts to help accelerate cloud adoption in the public sector.
The CFA enables Radmik Solutions, an IT systems integrator and technology service provider in Malaysia, to provide consulting and technology services to government agencies. AWS is the first international cloud service provider to have concluded and signed a CFA with the Malaysian government, as part of its long-term commitment to supporting Malaysia’s digital transformation.
With this, Malaysia’s government agencies and departments can now access AWS Cloud services through a streamlined procurement model, the CFA removes the administrative overhead for individual agencies and departments through favourable, pre-negotiated contract terms and conditions.
AWS will offer all access to any of its 84 availability zones spanning 26 geographic regions around the world, without having to negotiate separate contract terms enabling to leverage the breadth and depth of more than 200 fully-featured AWS Cloud services, including AWS’s security capabilities, global infrastructure, and comprehensive security and compliance controls validated by third-party.
“Aligning to Malaysia’s MyDigital initiative, the Government has published a ‘Cloud First Policy’ circular to provide guidelines for adopting cloud computing technology in the implementation of ICT projects to further improve public service delivery,” said Adi Azlan, Principal Assistant Director of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) at the Prime Minister’s Department.
Customers using AWS include large public sector organizations, such as the Ministry of Higher Education and the Smart Selangor Delivery Unit in the Selangor State Government, as well as leading companies like Petronas and innovative startups like Storehub.