To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of his Department’s cloud-hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud providers and (b) UK SMEs; and what the value of those contracts was in each of the last three years.
7 March 2018
a) Core Defra currently has two direct contracts with ‘public cloud-hosting’ providers:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) from January 2017
- Microsoft Azure from July 2017 via Defra’s Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement
The expenditure is as follows:
- AWS - £35,561.96 (2017/2018)
- Microsoft Azure – Zero spend to date