The Government Digital Service (GDS), HMRC, the MOD and the Home Office all chose Skyscape in preference to long-established cloud services companies.
Now GDS have parked their harp on another cloud.
Government signs cloud hosting contract with Carrenza for GOV.UK, they tell us in ComputerWorldUK magazine:
And Carrenza have issued a press release:
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has signed a £100,000, one-year contract with Carrenza to help host the GOV.UK goverment services portal ... The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) contract was awarded via the government's G-Cloud framework ... Carrenza replaces previous suppliers Skyscape and SCC, which provided hosting for GOV.UK over the last 12 months.
Will HMRC, the MOD and the Home Office follow suit?
Carrenza, the award winning UK based cloud services provider, today announced that it had signed a contract with the Government Digital Service (GDS) to be one of the primary suppliers hosting GOV.UK. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) contract was awarded via the G-Cloud iii Framework, created to deliver fundamental changes in the way the public sector procures and operates ICT.