The Italian government has chosen the offer of Fastweb and Aruba to create a cloud-based infrastructure for the country’s public administration data

The infrastructure, called the National Strategic Hub (NSH), is part of the Italian government’s strategy to accelerate a digital transformation and guarantee national data security and control. A rival consortium comprising Leonardo, Telecom Italia, Italian state lender CDP and software company Sogei now have 15 days to match the Fastweb-Aruba offer, Italy’s innovation ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

A three-step plan to migrate to the cloud

WIRED reports that the project assignment procedure, with a starting price of 4.4 billion euros, was carried out by Difesa Servizi, an in-house company of the Ministry of Defense, as a central purchasing body and with the collaborative supervision of the National Authority.

Before being migrated, the government’s public information will be divided into three risk classes. The first, and most delicate, are strategic data, such as Defense data. Then comes critical data, such as health information. The last group will be ordinary data, whose exposure does not constitute a danger to the public car.

Depending on the division, government offices will be able to access different types of clouds. Everything will be managed by the National Strategic Pole, which will be divided into at least four data centers in two regions. The migration will be financed with funds from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

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