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Land Registry to use containerisation platform


Mark Say Managing Editor


HM Land Registry has indicated it plans to migrate all of its digital services onto a containerisation platform.

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The agency said the technology – on which applications can be built with the code packaged into a container then moved around to run in different environments – will provide a new underlying infrastructure for services and technology.

The new platform has been developed with Red Hat OpenShift on the Kubernetes open source platform.

Land Registry’s head of IT operations practice, Rachel Jones, said it is one of the first public sector organisations to adopt the approach, believing it will reduce the complexity of the technology that sits beneath its digital services. This will make them easier to monitor, maintain and develop, and provide a flexible foundation for new services.

“By using this approach, development and implementation is simpler, so making new applications or services available is less time consuming and easy to distribute,” she said.

The project involved using Government Digital Service design phases.

Alf Franklin, Red Hat’s head of public sector UK, said: “HM Land Registry’s investment in a more secure, reliable platform to support its services means the headaches of operations are already dealt with, and it can focus on what is most important: delivering services to clients both internal and external.

“It sets an example of how to achieve greater efficiency for application delivery and deployment.”

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