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Cloud readiness pilot assessment report (English)

According to the National Institution of Standards and Technology, cloud computing is a model for enabling ever present, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (i.e., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service. provider interaction (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2011). In other words, cloud computing can also be referred to as on-demand computing. It is a way for users to get continual access to shared computing resources, such as servers, storage, and sometimes services, as needed. More and more governments are looking to move to a cloud platform. Cloud computing has the ability to level the technological playing field and enable countries with limited infrastructure and digitization to leap frog countries that have a traditional, and less flexible infrastructure and a large number of large, legacy applications.The World Bank Cloud Readiness Toolkit was used as the input for this report. The toolkit is comprised of two assessments, a country assessment and an application and infrastructure assessment. Each assessment is comprised of a series of questions. The toolkit is designed to provide a baseline for a country. This baseline shows how ready a government is to implement a cloud platform, and provides tailored recommendations based on the gaps identified from completing the assessments. All questions are geared towards the government and the public sector. This report contains a high level overview of cloud.

Details

  • Document Date

    2016/06/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    114842

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2017/05/10

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Cloud readiness pilot assessment report

  • Keywords

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Cloud readiness pilot assessment report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/268981494409143827/Cloud-readiness-pilot-assessment-report