IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provides an almost infinitely scalable, virtualised operating environment, enabling public sector organisations to operate highly efficiently, closely aligning usage and cost with demand.
Accredited to process data marked 'Official-Sensitive'
Connectivity into Internet, PSN and N3 networks
UK data sovereignty guaranteed
Aligned with 14 CESG Cloud Security Principles
Wholly owned infrastructure
99.99% core platform availability SLAs
Platform optimised for OFFICIAL
IaaS supports the Government’s ‘Cloud First’ approach by providing scalable resources that you can rapidly flex up and down to meet your changing requirements. It also aligns with other public sector requirements, is G-Cloud approved and accredited, and is available over PSN.
There are also significant management and cost advantages, critical in a time of constant budget cuts and calls for greater efficiency. The infrastructure is permanently up to date, and the time-consuming and costly task of maintaining the environment is removed as all hardware and software upgrades are included in your IaaS contract. And because you only pay for the resource you use, IaaS provides a highly cost-efficient operational environment, offering a fixed price contract for usage and ensuring predictable operational costs.
What IaaS can help you achieve
Increased budget control
Scale to meet demand, avoid over-provisioning and pay only for resources used
Built in resilience
Gain enterprise-level benefits, such as redundancy across multiple data centres
Meet requirements for ISO 27001, firewall, private VLAN, and UK sovereignty of data
Profit from SLAs with 99.99% core platform availability and a 24/7/365 helpdesk
Stable, predictable environment
Confidently invest in a platform that supports legal and environmental laws
Save time and money with an automatically maintained and updated infrastructure
60% reduction in central running costs
NHS Digital are continually looking to improve and develop their NHS e-Referral Service to make it easier, quicker and more convenient to use by referrers, providers and patients whilst delivering enhanced features to users.
By moving to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) has already achieved a 60% reduction in central running costs compared to the old Choose and Book system.