Platform-as-a-Service solves key challenge for UK government

What was the challenge?

  • Government department planned to switch to a fully-serviced cloud environment in three years
  • Its existing hardware was end-of-life and a stop-gap solution was required right away
  • Vast amounts of sensitive records needed moving safely to a new platform — but the department didn’t wish to own any hardware


UKCloud is a major force within IT for the UK public sector. It has 20% of the G-Cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) market and has been involved in more than 200 transformation projects. Its client, a high-profile government department, planned to move to a fully managed cloud environment in three years. However, its current hardware was end-of-life — and so a new platform was needed fast.

Huge amounts of sensitive records also had to be migrated safely and with zero disruption. UKCloud was happy to host a new platform but the government department didn’t wish to own any hardware. Both organisations needed a trusted IT specialist to step in with a bold and flexible solution. CAE were up for the challenge.