PSR Is a G-Cloud Compliant Services Provider in the UKThe UK Government G-Cloud framework is a compliant route to market for all levels of Government to source commoditised cloud based IT services on a direct award basis. The framework is regularly refreshed so that all levels of UK Government Agency can access the most up to date, innovative cloud solutions.
Cloud computing caused a significant change in the way information systems can be delivered. Given this, the UK Government initiated the G-Cloud programme of work to deliver computing based capability (from fundamental resources such as storage and processing to full-fledged applications) using cloud computing.
G-Cloud established framework agreements with a large number of service providers; and lists those services on a publicly accessible portal known as the Digital Marketplace. Public Sector organisations can call off the services listed on the Digital Marketplace without needing to go through a full (RFP) tender process.
After plans were announced in March 2011, the government aimed to shift 50% of new government IT spending to cloud based services by 2015. Furthermore, the government established a “Cloud First” approach to IT, mandating that central government purchases IT services through the cloud unless it can be proven that an alternative is more cost effective.