Department for Education: Internet

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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 James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the volume of UK citizens’ data held by companies (a) supplying cloud services to his Department and (b) contracted to deliver cloud services on behalf of his Department that is subject to information requests from US Government bodies.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

Holding answer received on 07 March 2018

The department’s cloud hosting contracts have been awarded to UK SMEs over the past three years. We did not award any contracts to hyperscale cloud providers. See table below:

Contract Start

CDW Ltd (Reseller on behalf of Microsoft)

The provision of Cloud Compute Services. Azure Windows Virtual Machines / VMs

01/07/2017 – 30/06/2018

Bytes Software Services (Reseller on behalf of Microsoft Ltd)

Azure hosting

12/06/2017 – 11/06/2020

Eduserv (Eduserv do not hold any data following decommissioning)

IaaS Secure and Private Cloud Compute Services with ancillary requirements for managing infrastructure

31/07/2015 – 31/07/2017

Eduserv (Eduserv do not hold any data following decommissioning)

IaaS Private Cloud Hosting and Cloud migration support -

31/07/2017 – 31/12/2017

The department is not aware of any databases containing citizen data that are stored by its cloud providers in jurisdictions that are subject to information request by US administration bodies.

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