HPE and UK government edge towards deal

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with UK Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to simplify and enhance the cloud experience for public sector customers.

In a bid to bring efficiency to UK public sector, organisations can now take full advantage of HPE’s comprehensive portfolio of edge to cloud technology solutions provided by HPE and via HPE’s authorised partners.

The agreement, which was signed as part of the One Government Cloud Strategy, will enable public sector organisations to bring a pay per use cloud experience to their applications and data, at the edge or in the data centre, with HPE GreenLake cloud services.

Sue Preston, vice president & GM UK&I at HPE Pointnext Services, said: “Despite the growth of cloud strategies in the public sector, many organisations have struggled to move business critical applications to the public cloud due to application entanglement, data gravity, security and compliance, and unpredictable costs. By leveraging HPE technologies, like HPE GreenLake, public sector organisations can reduce complexity, boost innovation, and bring cost efficiency to their digital transformation efforts.”

Simon Tse, chief executive of CCS, added: “This memorandum of understanding with HPE not only provides great value for public sector organisations, it also allows them to innovate more readily and improve services for the citizens they serve.”