PUTRAJAYA, May 9 – Government has upgraded the Public Sector Data Center (PDSA) into a cloud computing service known as MyGovCloud.
MyGovCloud works in a hybrid way by combining the services of Private Cloud at PDSA and Public Cloud of the government appointed Cloud Service Provider (CSP).
To empower MyGovCloud, especially in the provision of public cloud services, a central cloud computing contract agreement known as the Cloud Framework Agreement (CFA) has been signed between the government, CSP and Managed Service Provider (MSP), a local Bumiputera cloud service provider appointed by CSP. .
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob witnessed the exchange of CFA documents today between the Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (Mampu), a federal agency responsible for the public sector digitization programme, CSP and MSP in a ceremony here.
“The PDSA service has been upgraded to Cloud Computing service, especially for the use of all government agencies,” Ismail Sabri said in a statement issued in conjunction with the signing of the CFA and the introduction of the MyGovCloud service.
The CFA contract between the government, CSP and MSP involves four CSP companies, namely Amazon Web Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Google Cloud Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Bhd.
The four MSP companies involved are Cloud Connect Sdn Bhd, Enfrasys Solutions Sdn Bhd, Radmik Solutions Sdn Bhd and Awantec System Sdn Bhd.
Ismail Sabri said the MyGovCloud initiative is in line with the fifth initiative under Axis 1 of Malaysia’s Digital Economy Master Plan (MyDigital) which targets 80% usage of cloud computing storage in the sector public this year.
“It aims to drive public sector digital transformation in a holistic way to drive the growth of the digital economy and digitization agenda across the country,” he added.
Ismail Sabri said the selection of the CSP was made after RFPs from service provider companies in the country were evaluated by various parties in a transparent manner.
He said the involvement of CSP and MSP is expected to generate potential investments in the country worth RM12-15 billion by 2025.
“These investments will be the backbone of building a sustainable digital ecosystem capable of generating sustainable economic growth, with the aim of making Malaysia the leading digital hub in the Asean region,” said- he declared.
Ismail Sabri said the MyGovCloud initiative could produce more cloud computing experts through continuous training and certification programs provided by CSP and MSP, as well as improve the skills and capabilities of civil servants as needed. and current technologies.
He said the implementation of the CFA would allow public sector agencies to benefit from better, faster, more efficient and targeted cloud services at competitive prices through wholesale discount offers by CSP and MSP.
“With the signing of this agreement, I hope that the general public and the public service in particular will enjoy more benefits to stimulate the development of technology and the digital economy throughout Keluarga Malaysia (the Malaysian family),” he said.
Also present at the signing ceremony were Minister of Finance Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Minister of Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin and Secretary Prime Minister Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali. . — Bernama