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MoD ISS signs for private cloud

07/04/15

New hosting deal service handles applications to Official Sensitive classification

The Ministry of Defence Information Systems and Services (ISS) has transferred some of its applications to a dedicated private cloud service provided by CGI.

Data centre servers in cageA spokesperson for the IT and business process services firm told UKAuthority the first applications have gone live on the platform, which is hosted at the company's secure facility in South Wales.

ISS has signed a two-year contract to use the Foundation Application Hosting Environment (FAHE) following a procurement through the G-Cloud framework. The company said it provides a scalable platform that makes it possible for ISS to host a wide range of applications, although the nature of these is confidential.

FAHE is based on CGI's Secure Cloud Reference Architecture and provides hosting to 'Official Sensitive' government standards.

Keith Jefferies, ISS Programmes Emporium deputy head, said: "FAHE provides the foundation of our Applications Services approach and a future proofed platform for secure application hosting. Our vision is that ISS will be the defence provider of choice for applications development, hosting, and management.

"FAHE is the first delivery contract under the broader banner of the Applications Programme and we have selected CGI on their ability to deliver a secure environment coupled with a flexible commercial model that allows us to rapidly up and down-scale in line with future demand".

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