Google Cloud has entered into an agreement with UK Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to deliver services for UK public sector agencies. CCS and the UK Cabinet Office engaged Google Cloud in 2019 to discuss requirements for cloud services under the One Government Cloud Strategy, a joint initiative between Cabinet Office, CCS and Government Digital Service. CCS aims to open up the cloud services market to more suppliers to provide the best value and terms for public sector agencies investing in cloud technology.
The deal also contemplates access by UK public sector agencies to Google Cloud’s managed and serverless offerings, including its hybrid and multi-cloud solution, Anthos, to manage workflows across multiple clouds and on-premise. Anthos will not only equip these organisations with world-class security tools to protect data and meet government compliance standards, but also drive operational benefits such as avoiding costly vendor lock-in.