A UK Government Agency is switching from traditional data centers to AWS

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The Home Office a UK lead government organization specializing in immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police has decided to switch from traditional data centers to cloud services offered by Amazon Web Services. A tender issued by The Home Office states there stance on the move, “The Police Open Systems currently reside in a traditional data centre and provide extended capability to police forces on top of the services provided by the Police National Computer (PNC). The software and infrastructure on which these systems reside is not of a satisfactory status or versioning, and as such there is a desire to migrate these systems to Amazon Web Services”.

The Department is looking for a partner that can provide:

  • Design of new AWS architecture to support existing Police Systems, inclusive of all Storage, Network and Compute elements;
  • Support Accreditation of architecture;
  • Transition of live services to new AWS tenancy upon successful authority to operate;
  • A highly skilled team, supported by a wider organisation that shares best practice, and works together with Home Office to achieve the outcomes.

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