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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Internet

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 130704, tabled on 2 March 2018

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.

Answered on

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

b) None

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