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Data Centres and Cloud

The PA’s cloud is part of the national physical infrastructure, together with the communication networks, the data centres, the disaster recovery and business continuity systems, and the necessary infrastructure for monitoring and security.

The PA’s cloud is in a fragmented and irregular situation, as is also the case for data centres. A rationalisation of physical infrastructures is necessary, not only from a structural point of view, but also from an economic perspective. The creation and definition of a strategic evolutionary model of the PA’s cloud will render it possible to virtualise the machinery park of all public administrations, with important benefits in terms of costs and maintenance management.

The plan to rationalise the PA's ICT resources requires that AgID:

  • identify the PA’s physical infrastructures that will become the Poli Strategici Nazionali (PSNs, Strategic National Hubs);
  • define the direction the PA should follow in relation to the cloud, leveraging also the resources made available by the PSNs and the Public Connectivity Service;
  • define a qualification process for the PSNs and other Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
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1 Implementation of the indications set forth in the AgID 2/2016 Circular

Due dates:
in progress
Players:
PA
Description:

During the implementation phase of the Plan, the PAs will not be able to effectuate any expenditure or investment in the data centre, according to the instructions and the exceptions indicated in Circular 2 of June 24, 2016 of the AgID.

Any PAs that have not already done so, shall realise the projects for consolidating and virtualizing their data centres or migrating to the SPC Cloud. In the event of non-use of the SPC - Cloud Lot 1 tender drafted by Consip, the reasons for such shall be submitted to the for AgID and ANAC.

Results:
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2 ICT Asset Census of the PA

Due dates:
from june 2017 to december 2018
Players:
AgID - PA
Description:

The ICT Asset census in operation within the Public Administrations is also to identify Public Administrations that are in possession of physical infrastructures that can aspire to play the role of Strategic National Hub.

Results:
Census Report (first release date: December 2017 - additional releases every 6 months).

3 Qualifying the SaaS Solutions available on the SPC Cloud and the procurement procedures

Due dates:
by march 2018
Players:
AgID - Consip
Description:

Finding the minimum qualification requirements for a SaaS solution for the PA that is deliverable on the SPC Cloud. Definition of an AgID Operating Circular with useful operating guidelines for suppliers and PAs to qualify as their SaaS application context.

Definition by AgID and Consip of the procurement procedure of SaaS services that are usable within the framework of the SPC Cloud.

AgID specifies the technical and organisational requirements of the MarketPlace platform of the SaaS services for the SPC Cloud environment of the PA.

In the event that it is not possible to achieve through framework Agreements or Conventions, Consip will carry out a tender in compliance with the procurement code.

Results:
AgID Circular - "Criteria for the qualification of SaaS services for the Public Administration Cloud" (release date for public consultation: 29 December 2017)
Provisions for the procurement of SaaS services for the Public Administration Cloud (release date: June 2017)
Technical specifications for the realisation of a MarketPlace of SaaS services for the Public Administration Cloud (release date: September 2017)
Awarding via Consip acquisition tools (release date: by March 2018)

4 Qualifying of Cloud Service Providers for the PA

Due dates:
by december 2017
Players:
AgID - Consip
Description:

AgID will define the rules and procedures for qualifying public Cloud Providers to allow Consip to enable the new CSPs. The CSPs already present on the MEPA, conventions or framework agreements shall present the application for qualification within 3 months from the date of publication of the qualification criteria.

Results:
AgID Circular - "Criteria for the qualifying of Public Service Cloud Service Providers for the Public Administration" (release date: October 2017)
Consip provides undertakes to access to the electronic market tools/conventions/framework agreements only to the Cloud Service Providers that are qualified by AgID (release date: from October 2017)

6 Functional actions to rationalise the PA's data centres

Due dates:
from may 2017 to december 2018
Players:
AgID - Government
Description:

AgID defines the requirements necessary for the qualification of a PA as a “Strategic National Hub” by issuing a special newsletter.

AgID also verifies the criteria for obtaining and maintaining such qualification to the Strategic National Hub.

AgID identifies the first 3 Strategic National Hubs (national and/or local).

The governo will formalise the list of Strategic National Hubs.

AgID will regulate the technical relationship, the service and the economic model with the Strategic National Hub by defining an Accession Protocol that will also identify the possible regulatory adjustment path, being both technical and organisational, which PAs will have to adhere to in order to regulate their qualification and to render their ICT resources and spaces available to the other PAs.

Results:
AgID Circular for the qualification of a Strategic National Hub for the PA (release date: September 2017)
AgID assessment results on Strategic National Hub candidates (May 2018)
Official List of the Strategic National Hubs (release date: June 2018)
AgID-Strategic National Hub convention scheme (release date: July 2018)
Stipulation of agreements (by December 2018)
Guidelines for the development and maintenance of applications for the PA Cloud (release date: December 2017)
Guidelines for the migration of Legacy applications towards the PA Cloud environment (release date: June 2018)

7 Plans to rationalise the ICT Assets of the PA

Due dates:
from january 2018 to april 2018
Players:
AgID - PA
Description:

Following the census envisaged by the “ICT Assets Census of the PA”, AgID shall define the guidelines for the rationalisation of the ICT Assets of the Public Administrations, in conjunction with the Three-Year Plan implementation strategies set out in the other levels of the Map.

The PA executes the indications by defining its own rationalisation plans that, upon request, must be provided to AgID. The actions of rationalisation are checked by AgID through the annual ICT Assets census of the PA.

Results:
Guidelines for the rationalisation of the ICT assets of the Public Administrations (first release date: January 2018)
Plan to rationalise the ICT Assets of the Public Administration (from February 2018 to April 2018)

8 Establishment of Strategic National Hubs

Due dates:
from july 2018
Players:
PA
Description:

The administrations identified as a Strategic National Hub shall adapt their data centre within the times specified in their ICT Asset rationalisation plan.

AgID ensures the control and monitoring of the actions carried out by the PAs.

Results:
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9 Group A: Data centre adaptation

Due dates:
from april 2018
Players:
PA
Description:

From April, the Administrations belonging to Group A will have to consolidate their existing application systems with the Data Centres, using the Cloud of the PA through the SPC-Cloud tender to ensure the continuity of critical services or disaster recovery.

AgID ensures the control and monitoring of the actions carried out by the PAs.

Results:
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10 Group B: Data centre migration

Due dates:
from february 2018
Players:
PA
Description:

From February, the Administrations belonging to Group B will have to consolidate their existing application systems with the Data Centres so as to migrate to one of the national strategic hubs or migrate to the Cloud of the PA through the SPC-Cloud tender.

AgID ensures the control and monitoring of the actions carried out by the PAs.

Results:
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1 Implementation of the indications set forth in the AgID 2/2016 Circular

due dates:
in progress
players:
PA
description:

During the implementation phase of the Plan, the PAs will not be able to effectuate any expenditure or investment in the data centre, according to the instructions and the exceptions indicated in Circular 2 of June 24, 2016 of the AgID.

Any PAs that have not already done so, shall realise the projects for consolidating and virtualizing their data centres or migrating to the SPC Cloud. In the event of non-use of the SPC - Cloud Lot 1 tender drafted by Consip, the reasons for such shall be submitted to the for AgID and ANAC.

results:
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2 ICT Asset Census of the PA

due dates:
from june 2017 to december 2018
players:
AgID - PA
description:

The ICT Asset census in operation within the Public Administrations is also to identify Public Administrations that are in possession of physical infrastructures that can aspire to play the role of Strategic National Hub.

results:
Census Report (first release date: December 2017 - additional releases every 6 months).

7 Plans to rationalise the ICT Assets of the PA

due dates:
from january 2018 to april 2018
players:
AgID - PA
description:

Following the census envisaged by the “ICT Assets Census of the PA”, AgID shall define the guidelines for the rationalisation of the ICT Assets of the Public Administrations, in conjunction with the Three-Year Plan implementation strategies set out in the other levels of the Map.

The PA executes the indications by defining its own rationalisation plans that, upon request, must be provided to AgID. The actions of rationalisation are checked by AgID through the annual ICT Assets census of the PA.

results:
Guidelines for the rationalisation of the ICT assets of the Public Administrations (first release date: January 2018)
Plan to rationalise the ICT Assets of the Public Administration (from February 2018 to April 2018)

8 Establishment of Strategic National Hubs

due dates:
from july 2018
players:
PA
description:

The administrations identified as a Strategic National Hub shall adapt their data centre within the times specified in their ICT Asset rationalisation plan.

AgID ensures the control and monitoring of the actions carried out by the PAs.

results:
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9 Group A: Data centre adaptation

due dates:
from april 2018
players:
PA
description:

From April, the Administrations belonging to Group A will have to consolidate their existing application systems with the Data Centres, using the Cloud of the PA through the SPC-Cloud tender to ensure the continuity of critical services or disaster recovery.

AgID ensures the control and monitoring of the actions carried out by the PAs.

results:
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10 Group B: Data centre migration

due dates:
from february 2018
players:
PA
description:

From February, the Administrations belonging to Group B will have to consolidate their existing application systems with the Data Centres so as to migrate to one of the national strategic hubs or migrate to the Cloud of the PA through the SPC-Cloud tender.

AgID ensures the control and monitoring of the actions carried out by the PAs.

results:
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