Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UK government to accelerate the adoption of cloud within the public sector, while also providing opportunities for civil servants to bolster their own tech skills, writes Computer Weekly.
In this deal, AWS will treat UK government and public sector bodies like a single client allowing them to benefit from cost savings on its portfolio of public cloud services that it claims will be on a par with those offered to its large commercial customers.
The ‘One Government Value Agreement’ is one of similar arrangements that UK government procurement chiefs have made. However, whereas most of those deals have focused primarily on the fact that public sector bodies will benefit from preferential pricing on cloud products and services, the OGVA deal appears to be a little more wide-ranging. Read about that here.