According to the press release, “TeraMach will deliver a comprehensive solution including operational support and 24/7 monitoring and management of the secure cloud exchange service, infrastructure and network.” This will enable the Ontario Public Service (“OPS”) to “maintain seamless communications between the OPS Network and other levels of government and service providers.”
The agreement currently only guarantees that service will be operational by Q4 2017 for an initial year, although both parties have the option to extend the deal for an additional year.
“We are very pleased with this decision and look forward to serving the Government of Ontario as it uses our best-in-breed service to support its goals of enhanced agility, improved cost effectiveness and faster time to market for programs that serve millions of Ontario residents,” said Hunter Li, president and CEO of TeraMach, in a press statement.
“We believe this award demonstrates the value of our comprehensive offering and ability to successfully serve sophisticated, large-scale organizations that require deeply integrated, always-on connectivity to a myriad of internal and external users.”
In using these cloud services, TeraMach says the OPS avoids “the risks and costs associated with traditional, premise-based models that require the acquisition of hardware and software.” As well, TeraMach says cloud services are expected to become increasingly more important to the OPS in supporting daily government business and strategic initiatives.
Source: Canada Newswire