Crown Commercial Service
New Cloud Compute agreement awarded for hyperscale cloud hosting
Public and third sector organisations that want to purchase high volume cloud hosting solutions flexibly can now do so through a new CCS commercial agreement – Cloud Compute.
Cloud Compute lets customers rapidly scale up or down their usage as and when required, with longer call-off options than other cloud agreements and more flexibility over taking on new service offerings during the contract term.
The products offered through the new agreement are defined as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which can scale rapidly to meet any change in demand.
As part of the tender process, bidders were asked to provide evidence of how they would support customers to achieve social value through their contracts – boosting sustainability and economic inequality.
CCS will continue to work with suppliers on this agreement to understand and reduce the public sector’s carbon emissions footprint through cloud adoption, in line with the Government’s carbon net zero commitments.
A complementary solution
CCS is launching Cloud Compute to complement G-Cloud, which has shorter call-off terms and a wider pool of suppliers able to offer more diverse services.
Cloud Compute focuses on flexible (‘hyperscale’) compute environments, used for the development of new software applications or where large and complex data sets need to be modelled, for example.
Being able to rapidly scale up or down the service offered is crucial, and unavailable through G-Cloud.
The framework will run for four years and is available to the whole public and third sector. Call-off terms are up to three years, with two possible extensions of up to 12 months each.
The following suppliers have been awarded places:
- Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL
- Fordway Solutions Ltd
- Frontier Technology
- Google Ireland Limited
- IBM UK Limited
- Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
- UKCloud Ltd
- UKFast.net Limited
Find out more
Don’t forget, you can find a full list of all the commercial agreements we offer, alongside details of how we can help you build policy considerations into your procurement, in our interactive digital brochure.
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