In October 2009, following approval from the CIO Council, a team led by the Cabinet Office set out to define how the public sector could utilise the Cloud Computing approach to ICT delivery and explore what benefits and challenges this approach would create. This became known as Phase 2 of the G-Cloud Programme.
Phase 2 (October 2009 to April 2010) was led by the Cabinet Office and included representatives from over 10 Government departments who headed up work packages involving some 100 volunteers from a broad spectrum of ICT suppliers.
Following peer review during February/March 2010 the following documents were finalised:
- G-Cloud Vision
- G-Cloud Commercial Strategy
- G-Cloud Strategic Outline Business Case
- G-Cloud Implementation Strategy
- G-Cloud Information Assurance Report
- G-Cloud Service Management, Organisational Structure and Governance
- G-Cloud Service Specification
- G-Cloud Technical Architecture
- G-Cloud Founding Principles
These reports are published here and reflect the conclusions of G-Cloud Phase 2 Programme. Report 5, Information Assurance is not being published and some additional security related information located in other documents has also been removed.
Phase 2 reports were developed as key deliverables under work strands of the ICT strategy published on 27th January 2010. They provide a well informed baseline of public sector Cloud thinking from 2009 to early 2010.
Further development of plans for adoption of the Cloud Computing approach to ICT and the delivery of cloud based services to the public sector is on-going and will reflect the objectives of the Coalition Government. Cloud Computing principles are evolving rapidly and these will be incorporated into this work.
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