The Cabinet Office have announced that the CloudStore, which is a new way for Government to buy IT products and services, is open for business.
The CloudStore is the first of its kind in the UK for public sector ICT procurement and is part of the G-Cloud programme which aims to transform the way that Government uses information and communications technology. This is done by moving away from custom built and hosted IT to cloud based services bought as commodities on short term contracts.
The CloudStore is an online catalogue of over 1,700 information and communications services available to the UK public sector, and contains details of each of the suppliers and their services.
The services include:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Specialist services such as configuration, management and monitoring.
To find out more and to view the full list visit http://www.govstore.net/.