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Home Office signs cloud deal with AWS

14/01/20

Mark Say Managing Editor

The Home Office has granted Amazon Web Services (AWS) with a four-year deal for public cloud hosting services.

Home Office building

It has called off a contract on the G-Cloud framework for services set to run until December 2023, estimating the value at anything up to £100 million depending on the volume used.

The Home Office has provided no details of the services it intends to use under the deal – its statement said only that it would provide significant savings – but under its previous contract the company has contributed to its shared platform for immigration operations and custom-built cost analytics service.

IT analyst company TechMarketView pointed out that most G-Cloud contracts run for two years but that it is possible to obtain an extension with approval from the Government Digital Service.

It also calculated that the Home Office spent £18.3 million with AWS on cloud services over 2018-19 and £12.7 million in the first seven months of 2019-20.

The company provides a cloud capability across all security classification levels and emphasises the pay-as-go nature of the services it provides through G-Cloud.

Image by Steve Cadman, CC BY 2.0

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