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August 12, 2013 Comments off

 

G-Cloud4 CloudStore

Description

The G-Cloud framework allows you to choose and purchase services covering infrastructure, platform, software and specialist cloud services. The difference between G-Cloud and other frameworks is that you do not purchase hardware or software licenses – instead you pay for services as you use them.

This initial G-Cloud framework is arranged over four lots:

  • Lot 1: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Lot 2: Platforms as a Service (PaaS)
  • Lot 3: Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Lot 4: Specialist Cloud Services

Lot 4 is for services outside of the three traditional ‘as a service’ (aaS) areas to support customers taking on cloud services.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Definition of Cloud Computing can be found here

 

Lot No:

1

Title:

Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS)

Short Description:

The definition of services within this Lot is:

the capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications; and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).

Lot No:

2

Title:

Platform As A Service (PaaS)

Short Description:

The definition of services within this Lot is:

the capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly configuration settings for the application-hosting environment.

Lot No:

3

Title:

Software As A Service (SaaS)

Short Description:

The definition of services within this Lot is:

the capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings.

Lot No:

4

Title:

Specialist Cloud Services

Short Description:

The provision of Cloud support services including but not limited to:

Onboarding services

Design Authority

Business Analysis

Design and Development

Project Specification and Selection

Deployment

Transition Management

User Management

Service Integration and Management Services (SIAM):

– Enterprise Architecture

– Project Management, Programme

Management and Governance

– Service and Systems Integration

– Service Management

– Software Support

– Helpdesk

Information management and digital continuity

– eDiscovery

– Data recovery, conversion and migration

– Data quality

– Digital archiving

– Data storage consultancy

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