View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Cybersecurity
October 31, 2012

FCO Services to provide G-Cloud Services to UK Government

FCO Services will be responsible for Cloud services to the UK public sector, across all four service categories

By CBR Staff Writer

UK Government Procurement Service has signed the G-Cloud Services ii Framework agreement with FCO Services to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services.

FCO Services Chief Executive Chris Moxey said the services will provide organisations access to a secure private cloud service that meets the government agenda to reduce costs, improve communication and encourage collaboration.

"Cloud computing is the way forward, it’s a complete change in the way we work. It challenges conventional methods by introducing innovation and enables government departments to utilise the latest evergreen technologies," Moxey said.

"We understand the challenges everyone is facing to achieve efficiency and cost reduction. Our priority is to help the public sector deliver real savings and we are committed to developing the UK Government cloud capability."

The trading fund of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be responsible for Cloud services to the UK public sector, across all four service categories.

These services will be securely hosted on FCO Services’ private cloud, called Government Secure Applications Environment (GSAE), which will cater to the needs of government departments that require access, share and develop information and applications securely.

It will facilitate in connecting with users across government on GSI/PSN in the knowledge that no information will be compromised.

Content from our partners
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline
How hackers’ tactics are evolving in an increasingly complex landscape

GSAE enables customers to get ICT services which are managed and secure; flexible and customisable, based on utilisation; monitored and updated.

"Supplying through G-Cloud is a fundamental part of our strategy to help the public sector find innovative ways to deliver secure core ICT services without prohibitive investment in hardware."

Government Procurement Service Head of Sourcing and Category Management – ICT Marie-Helene Durif said: "The inclusion of FCO Services to the G-Cloud Service ii Framework Agreement will strengthen our offering and provide public sector buyers with a tried and tested route to achieve are value for money."

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU