Home Office needed a cloud partner it could depend on to host four important applications and provide a disaster recovery service to minimise downtime.

These applications are essential to help ensure the safety of UK citizens, prevent fraud, license the import and export of controlled drugs and precursor chemicals and equip civil servants with the knowledge to do their jobs effectively.


  • Supports UK government’s ‘Cloud First’ policy
  • Speedy procurement process as G-Cloud suppliers have been pre-approved and Sungard AS maintains its services to the latest G-Cloud iteration
  • Two-year contract term provides flexibility to respond to technological advances
  • Standardised service specification enables Home Office to compare ‘like with like’
  • Ability to scale up quickly and easily according to demand for government services
  • Cost-savings likely to be in line with 20% typical savings for G-Cloud contracts.


  • Government Cloud Services – Sungard AS’ fully-managed Government Cloud solution is aligned to the CESG Cloud Security Principles to host and process OFFICIAL data. Different levels of security are bridged via internet or PSN connected services – essential for today’s ‘Digital by Default’ citizen services to provide convenient access without compromising security
  • Cloud-Based Recovery – for the hardware and operating system by replicating data in real-time at one of Sungard AS’ highly resilient data centres. The service provides continuous data protection by keeping a journal of data changes to enable restoration to a specific point in time in the event of a virus, hardware failure or software corruption.