The WIIP program has been operating since 2019, and to date a number of steps have been completed in the program, including introduction of the Cloud Service Provision System (ZUCH), or for example the drafting of the Cloud Cybersecurity Standards. What are the current developments regarding the program? Is the WIIP program applicable to commercial suppliers?
Working with the COI, NASK, and GovTech Polska as providers assigned Ministry of Digital Affairs tasks, the Ministry of Digital Affairs is working to construct the Common State IT Infrastructure (WIIP).
The WIIP program comprises a range of organizational and investment measures concerning supply of IT infrastructure as cloud computing services. Elements of the program include:
There are plans to expand the ZUCH platform and ensure that the Public Procurement Law is amended accordingly to make using ZUCH easier.
The Cloud Security Standards document is particularly noteworthy (available here). This document specifies the requirements for:
More information on how to become a seller in ZUCH can be found here and here. The second edition of the PChO catalog is expected in Q1 2022. In the second edition, a seller will be able to offer cloud services in ZUCH in two service catalogs: The Polish PChO and EU PChO (PChO service catalog in the Polish jurisdiction and in the EU jurisdiction).