GI Cloud– A Cloud Computing Initiative of MeitY
MeitY has empaneled the Cloud Service offerings of CSPs in the form of Bouquet of Cloud Services. The Bouquet of Cloud Services comprises of Basic Cloud services which are mandatory services under CSPs various Cloud offerings. The CSPs has to offer the “Basic Cloud Services” to the Government Organizations under at least one of the Cloud Deployment Models defined by MeitY which are Public Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud and Government Community Cloud. The details of such Cloud offerings are mentioned as below-
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- GI Cloud Reference Architecture
The GI Cloud Reference Architecture document has been designed to assist the Government Departments to build their Cloud deployment architecture with components, activities and actors as relevant in the GI Cloud ecosystem. The GI Cloud Reference Architecture is intended to facilitate the understanding of operational intricacies in cloud computing.
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- Cloud Security Best Practices
This document is prepared to assist the Government Departments in easier understanding & navigating through the best practices for Cloud Security Best Practices. The document has primarily been segmented into 3 sections of which the first section shall deal with the approach and need of cloud security. The second section shall compare the aspects of traditional vs cloud security along with best practices of cloud security broken down across the various layers of Cloud. The final section elaborates on the shared responsibility model of Cloud Security wherein the Departments and Cloud Service Providers play critical roles in ensuring security of the cloud deployment.
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- Disaster Recovery (DR) Best Practices
Disaster Recovery (DR) Best Practice document has been put together to assist User Departments in understanding prevalent best practices while designing suitable protocols in terms of disaster recovery and business continuity for their respective departments. It allows an organization/department to quickly resume mission-critical functions and services after a disaster.
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- End-user guide for the adoption of Cloud Services
This document should be used by a Government Department which is in the process of adopting Cloud services. The document discusses the Cloud Adoption and Enablement Lifecycle in a stepwise manner, while navigating through the various standards, frameworks, guidelines, and templates that may be useful.
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- Guidelines for Procurement of Cloud Services
This document provides the guidelines to Government Departments for procuring Cloud Services from the Cloud Service Provider (CSP), Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Systems Integrator (SI). The document will also highlight the key responsibilities of the Government Departments and the empaneled Cloud CSPs, MSPs and SIs during the Procurement of Cloud Services.
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- Guidelines on Master Service Agreement for procuring Cloud Services
This document provides a Master Service Agreement (MSA) that a Government Department can enter into with the Cloud Service Provider / Managed Service Provider to take care of the risks and challenges associated with the procurement and consumption of the third party Cloud Services. The Government Department may incorporate additional provisions, clauses, and terms & conditions in this MSA to meet its Project specific requirements.
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- Guidelines for User Departments on Service Level Agreement (SLA) for procuring Cloud services
This document will assist the Government Departments in incorporating relevant Service Level Agreement in their contractual arrangements with the Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)/Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to take care of the risks and challenges associated with the procurement and consumption of third party Cloud services.
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- Bouquet of Cloud Services
The Cloud services, listed under this section, have been categorized into “Basic Cloud Services” and “Advanced Cloud Services”. The Cloud services listed under the “Basic Cloud Services” are mandatory for all CSPs to offer to the Government Organizations under at least one of the empaneled Cloud Deployment Models. However, the Cloud services listed under the “Advanced Cloud Services” category are optional for the CSPs to offer. (Click here for Bouquet of Cloud Services)
- Additional Requirements for extending the empanelment of Cloud Service Offerings of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)
These are the additional empanelment requirements for the existing Cloud Service Providers empanelled by MeitY in 2016 and 2018. (Click here for Additional requirements for existing empanelled Cloud Service Providers).
- RFP for selection of agency for Cloud Management office (CMO) 2.67 MB
- Corrigendum and Clarification for RFP for selection of agency for Cloud Management office (CMO)