1) Compute as a service
2) Compute as a service (test & development)
3) Storage as a service
This is all intended to support the exciting work they’re doing on .gov.uk to revolutionise the way citizens access information and services online. This is a large project with some complex infrastructure requirements, so the decision to buy through G-Cloud shows how flexible the framework is and proves that it works for larger purchases as well as some of the smaller tools we’ve seen bought. The purchase also shows that government is ready to embrace low cost utility cloud services and is buying from SME’s (rather than the larger SI’s which it has traditionally relied on for these services).
To read more about why they’ve bought these services and the projects they’re being used for have a look at the GDS Blog.