Always looking forward
MITA worked with ICT Solutions, Space Hellas, and Microsoft Consulting Services to bring the value of Azure to Maltese citizens.
With bold ambitions and a combination of Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack, the Maltese government began updating its infrastructure and applications, bringing new levels of flexibility to the department’s processes.
This hybrid architecture, combined with a robust billing platform and integrated self-service backup, has been critical in MITA realizing the Government of Malta’s CONvErGE strategy—a €40 million IT overhaul aimed at strengthening public services.
“With Azure and Azure Stack, you have the best of both worlds—the on-premises part and the cloud part,” says Cassar. “This gives us the opportunity to keep certain information on-premises, when regulatory requirements demand it, while still having the flexibility, power, and scale of the public cloud.”
Having both these things often comes with a catch, but that’s not the case with Microsoft, says Cassar.
“A hybrid cloud has a lot of benefits in terms of the business value it can give, but it can also be very complex,” he says. “The tools in Azure Stack minimize that complexity and provide a single management view that helps us improve our overall operations.”