To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Home Office are now delivered by multinational cloud service providers; what is the value of those contracts; and what are the names of the previous providers.
22 May 2018
It is difficult to accurately compare cloud service contracts previously held with British Companies to the hosting arrangements the Home Office currently has with multi-national cloud companies, as the services in question are not precisely like-for-like. At present, the Home Office has a number of cloud services contracts with different providers ranging from multi-nationals to British owned companies such as UK Cloud.
The Home Office process for selecting appropriate cloud service providers is closely aligned to the wider Government Cloud Strategy and a rigorous competitive commercial process is followed when awarding such contracts, layered with a rigorous technical decision process on aligning cloud service providers to various programmes and projects.