Government on Commercial Cloud (GCC) - A “Wrapper” Platform for Onboarding of Government Services into the Cloud | Singapore Government Developer Portal
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GCC is a “wrapper” platform that provides government agencies with a consistent means to adopt commercial cloud solutions offered by cloud service providers. To improve the user experience and ease the adoption of commercial cloud solutions provided by the leading service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Google Cloud, GCC 1.0 was redesigned to give rise to GCC 2.0. GCC 2.0 leverages existing cloud-native capabilities and aligns with cloud security practices. It enables product teams to deliver government digital services more quickly and securely at reduced costs.

Fig 1: Illustration of GCC’s "Wrapper" Platform
Fig 1: Illustration of GCC’s “wrapper” platform

Key Features

  • Simplified onboarding process
  • Automated workflows
  • Enhanced cybersecurity
  • Reduced cost
  • Improved observability, auditability, and monitoring
  • Continuous compliance
  • Remote administration
  • Continuous log export and retention capability

Use Cases

To date, over 600 government digital services are on the GCC. Examples of some of the services utilising GCC are MyCareersFuture, GoBusiness, GoBusiness Licensing Portal, SupplyAlly, Whole of Government Application Analytics (WOGAA), and SHIP-HATS.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) was able to successfully enable Home-Based Learning (HBL) within a week’s notice. This was due to the hosting of its Student Learning Space (SLS) on the GCC, which allowed SLS to ride on cloud IaaS and PaaS functionalities to deliver a seamless and smooth HBL experience for students. This allowed SLS to meet the increased demand for HBL during the pandemic by scaling its uptake from 100,000 to 300,000 concurrent students.

General Availability (GA) of GCC 2.0 for AWS was implemented on 4 May 2022, while GCC 2.0 for Azure was released on 30 November 2022. GCC will be leveraged as a whole-of-government (WOG) platform along with the Singapore Government Tech Stack (SGTS) for modern app development. The roadmap for GCC 2.0 includes milestones for integration with different cloud service providers and the implementation of a co-sourced model, as shown below.

Fig 2: GCC 2.0 roadmap (subject to changes)
Fig 2: GCC 2.0 roadmap (subject to changes)


For details on GCC 2.0’s pricing, click here (Only accessible via the Intranet on government officers’ GSIB laptops).

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Last updated 09 May 2023

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