Google Cloud named Certified Strategic

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 19 July, 2022

Google Cloud named Certified Strategic

Google Cloud has achieved Certified Strategic Status under the Digital Transformation Agency’s Hosting Certification Framework.

The certification will pave the way for the company to win more federal government cloud contracts, according to Google Cloud Australia and New Zealand Vice President Alister Dias.

“Being ‘Certified Strategic’ as a cloud service provider means our security controls meet the requirements set by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), which ensures the secure management of critical infrastructure, supply chains, government data and systems,” he said.

“This certification is an important milestone that will allow us to work more closely with government departments to deliver greater digital experiences for all Australians.”

Dias said Google Cloud also currently maintains a certification under the Information Security Registered Assessors Program, demonstrating compliance with the cloud security guidance issued by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

These moves demonstrate Google’s commitment to helping safeguard Australia’s digital future, he added.

“It’s been nearly a year since we opened our Melbourne region, our second cloud region in Australia, and since then we’ve continued to invest in helping Australian businesses harness the power of cloud technologies. Last year, we announced the launch of the Digital Future Initiative — a $1 billion investment in local infrastructure, skills and research to help build Australia’s digital economy,” Dias said.

Meanwhile, Google Cloud is also currently working with Service NSW to improve customer experience and worker productivity, and supporting the research efforts of the CSIRO, he added.

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