EGA’s G-Cloud Successfully Serves Government Agencies,
Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod, President and CEO of Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization) or EGA, said that Government Cloud Service (G-Cloud) delivers cloud computing services to government agencies by sharing virtual IT resources with strong security, and it has been designed to run on Multi-Data Center infrastructure for future expansions. G-Cloud currently provides services to all ministries, departments and provincial agencies nationwide. In 2017, 386 government agencies have been using G-Cloud. The Ministry of Public Health have registered the highest usage of G-Cloud by running 102 systems on this platform. Meanwhile, EGA is developing G-Cloud to address the increasing demand of the public sector by improving availability, reliability and security, especially for more efficient data mining and analytics.
As the government’s IT organization, G-Cloud delivers services to support the government’s important schemes such as the e-tax system and National e-Payment by the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization), the License per Invoice system by the Food and Drug Administration, the Lifelong Healthcare system jointly operated by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Education. Other examples include the Integrated Population Information Database and the Government Services of the Department of Provincial Administration, and the
information system provided by the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission to facilitate businesses.
To ensure the highest level of service security, G-Cloud strictly complies with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 guidelines. As a result, last year EGA obtained CSA STAR certification, Level 2, becoming one of Thailand’s leading organizations that have achieved this level of standard. This achievement affirms the EGA’s strong commitment to continuously improving G-Cloud security in accordance with international standards so as to fight against new threats in the ever-changing security landscape.
Apart from strengthening security for G-Cloud, this year EGA plans to push for the National Data Center project. Under this initiative, G-Cloud will be linked to private sector’s data centers, enabling government agencies to fully run their applications and services on cloud platforms with standardized and seamless integration.