ICT and procurement

1 Do you have a procurement policy which supports the use of the GCloud IT procurement framework?

Our Technical Design Authority publishes a set of principles which must be used whenever purchasing a new ICT service or system. One of the principles is “Cloud First”. Software as a Service (SaaS) must be the first choice if an existing service cannot be re-used. Platform as a Service (PaaS) should be the second choice, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the third choice.

2 Has your organisation adopted a strategy or IT policy guidance for using:
• Cloud infrastructure
• Software as a service
• One policy for both
(please indicate yes or no for each)

For each procurement the route to market is considered which delivers the best value to the Council meeting our business needs. This includes the use of G Cloud, call off from a national framework, DCC going out to the open market or another route if appropriate. Based on this we do support GCloud when it is appropriate to do so.

 

3 How many data centres do you have on council premises
(secure processing centres which host shared systems)?

2

4 How many third party data centres do you use?

NIL

5 Do you use cloud hosting for your data?

Yes, partly, for a few services.

6 Expressed in percentage terms, approximately what proportion of your data is held in:
• An on premise data centre
• A third party data centre
• Hyperscale public cloud ie (provided by AWS / Azure/ google)
• Private cloud
• Other public cloud (eg UK Cloud)

• An on premise data centre – 80%
• A third party data centre – 0%
• Hyperscale public cloud ie (provided by AWS / Azure/ google) – 10%
• Private cloud – 10%
• Other public cloud (eg UK Cloud) – 0%

7 Is your IT primarily managed in house or outsourced?

In house