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How to join Polo Strategico Nazionale

Polo Strategico Nazionale supports and assists Public Administrations involved in the process of migrating to Cloud Computing.

Joining the Hub and kicking off the digital transition process necessarily starts by joining the agreement signed between the Department for Digital Transformation (Dipartamento di trasformazione digitale/DTD) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Polo Strategico Nazionale. To do that, the process described below must be followed in detail and the requested documents downloaded.


How to join Polo Strategico Nazionale Agreement

To join Polo Strategico Nazionale, Public Administrations (Central or Local) and Health Authorities have to complete the following procedures:

  • Use the available template to prepare a Needs Plan describing the needs and services to be requested.
  • Send the Plan to Polo Strategico Nazionale via the following certified email address:
  • Within 60 calendar days of receiving such a Needs Plan, Polo Strategico Nazionale will prepare and send a Needs Project back to the soliciting Administration. This project will include a technical and financial proposal matching the Administration’s indicated requests. 
  • Within 10 calendar days, the involved Administration must approve the Needs Project and enter into a User Contract with the Hub.

Workplace safety requirements

Public Administrations, in accordance workplace safety legislation, must integrate a Combined Interference Risk Assessment Report (DUVRI) in relation to any existing risks at the locations where Polo Strategico Nazionale will operate per the User Contract .

Administrations will also have the task of indicating security costs in a timely manner. Compliance with this requirement must be done even if such costs are zero.


How to migrate to the cloud

Migrating to Polo Strategico Nazionale’s qualified cloud can occur in two ways.


Mode A: secure transfer of IT infrastructure 

Migration takes place according to a Lift & Shift strategy, also known as re-hosting. This means a complete switch throughout the entire service to cloud hosting, including applications and data, but without making any changes to these applications. 


Mode B: secure updating of cloud applications 

In this case, migration is carried out using one of the following strategies:

  •  Re-architecting. This involves significantly rethinking and redesigning the “core” architecture of an application from a cloud perspective.
  •  Re-platforming. This involves reorganising the application architecture by replacing entire service components with higher performing cloud-native solutions.