UK gov signs agreement with HPE to cut cloud adoption complexity

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UK Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to enhance the cloud experience for public sector customers and reduce public sector cloud adoption complexity. As the central buying entity on behalf of the UK public sector, the CCS is seeking to secure access to the latest hybrid cloud services and maximize cost efficiency.

The agreement between the UK government and HPE 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 center with HPE GreenLake cloud services.

Signed as part of the One Government Cloud Strategy, the MOU further strengthens the relationship between HPE and the UK government, which has existed for many decades. The One Government Cloud Strategy, launched in 2020, acknowledges that public sector cloud strategies necessarily include public, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions.

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Simplicity and efficiency to the public sector

HPE is working with the CCS to bring simplicity and efficiency to UK public sector organisations, whilst accelerating the introduction of new services and optimising usage and spend.

Public sector organisations will be able to integrate with HPE’s portfolio of edge to cloud technology solutions provided by HPE and via HPE’s authorised partners.

“CCS provides commercial agreements which help organisations across the entire public sector save time and money on buying everyday goods and services,” said Simon Tse, chief executive of CCS.

“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.”

Sue Preston, vice president & GM UK&I at HPE Pointnext Services, added: “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.”

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Nick Ismail

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