Government Cloud Enablement Platform
Take charge of your government’s cloud services through a secure, distributed, open enablement platform
Change lives with a new era of government services
All over the world, governments such as Burkina Faso are using information and communications technology – or ICT – to provide an unprecedented level of service to their citizens. They are leading the way to the future with large-scale digital transformation projects, while stakeholders at every level take the initiative to address the day-to-day issues faced by the public they serve.
But an eagerness to address the opportunity can cause challenges. Each government organization may build its own IT infrastructure, which leads to isolated IT silos. And that means duplication and waste.
The challenge: You need to find ways to consolidate your government’s digital assets and maximize common processes, without squelching the grassroots initiative that is doing so much to transform how you interact with your citizens.
Nokia Government Cloud Enablement Platform – or G-CEP – addresses this need.
How do we do it?
Nokia’s G-CEP solution offers three layers in a turnkey implementation. Each layer – Government Distributed Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS), Open Government Environment (PaaS), and Government Enabler applications (SaaS) – is detailed in the Highlights section, below.
G-CEP reduces complexity and cost while fostering the grassroots digital initiatives that are serving your citizens so well.
- Consolidate silos between departments
- Foster grassroots ideas and development
- Coordinate with external service providers securely
- Consolidate datacenters through virtualization
- Trust in the security of a private, in-house cloud infrastructure
- Control, trace and monetize access to digitized government data
- Create consistency with a set of trusted applications used across departments
Government distributed cloud infrastructure – Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS)
At its core is a single G-CEP federation node that provides a centralized cloud orchestration and management system. Distributed cloud nodes embed network, server and storage infrastructure locally. Built using Nokia CloudBand software, which is commercially deployed by telecom service providers for Management and Orchestration (MANO) of their cloud networks that are designed using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) as specified by ETSI.
Open government environment (OGE) – Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Our OGE is an open API platform. It provides a secure, controllable gateway through which you can share your government’s digital assets with application developers, SaaS providers, and those who own your datasets. You maintain control of your government’s digital assets, and the OGE allows role-based / domain-based access so you can comply with the different policy requirements across different areas.
Government enabler applications – Software as a Service (SaaS )
This layer provides common software tools and processes such as authentication, e-signature, or mobile communications which can then be embedded in new end-user applications.
The Government Cloud Enablement Platform is part of Nokia's value in helping to build competitive nations, smart cities, and long-term sustainability with ultra-broadband communication networks for governments.
The distributed cloud infrastructure is managed by a single centralized management system and features a unique cloud orchestration and optimization system.