Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Internet

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 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 George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

a) Core Defra currently has two direct contracts with ‘public cloud-hosting’ providers:

  • Microsoft Azure from July 2017 via Defra’s Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement

The expenditure is as follows:

  • AWS - £35,561.96 (2017/2018)
  • Microsoft Azure – Zero spend to date

b) None

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