Ixis have been announced as a supplier for the Government’s cloud computing procurements initiative, G-Cloud.
The Cabinet Office made the announcement this week detailing the companies successful in fulfilling the processes’ stringent criteria, which saw only 255 companies selected out of more than 600 applicants.
Ixis was successful in all the three ‘lots’ we applied for - Lot 2: Platform as a Service (PaaS), Lot 3: Software as a Service and Lot 4: Specialist Cloud Services.
The £60m framework will hopefully see Ixis and the other suppliers move onto the Government’s ‘Cloudstore’, an e-marketplace where supplier services will be detailed and rated for future procurement by public sector departments.
The online system will allow the public sector to rent the use of services as needed and do away with lengthy contracts. Following an initial trial at the end of last year, it’s been reported the initiative is helping drive down the costs departments are paying for IT services by as much as 90 per cent.
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