Cabinet Office: Internet

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of his Department’s cloud-hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud providers and (b) UK SMEs; and what the value of those contracts was in each of the last three years.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

In answer to part (a), Cabinet Office does not hold the requested information.

In answer to part (b) UK SMEs have been awarded the following cloud hosting contracts by value over the last 3 calendar years (2015 to 2017 inclusive):

Cabinet Office cloud-hosting buying with UK SMEs only

(based on data that has been matched with Crown Commercial Service spend data)

Hosting only

Rounded

Actual

2015

£1,702,671

2016

£3,703,496

2017

£4,326,741

Total cloud hosting

£9.7M

£9,732,908

2015

£496,667

2016

£1,853,388

2017

£1,420,935

SME cloud hosting

£3.8M

£3,770,990

2015

29.2%

2016

50.0%

2017

32.8%

% SME

39%

38.7%

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