CloudStore by the numbers: What has the government's G-cloud marketplace achieved so far?

CloudStore by the numbers: What has the government's G-cloud marketplace achieved so far?

Summary: With the UK government's online cloud services marketplace not far off its first birthday, we take a look at how much suppliers have been shifting and which government organisations have been buying.

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Earlier this year, the UK government opened the doors to the CloudStore, the online marketplace where public sector organisations could buy from a list of pre-approved cloud services, from hosting to training.

With its first birthday not far away, ZDNet take a look at what the CloudStore has achieved to date.

  • 20 February 2012: Date the CloudStore went live:
  • Under two weeks between launch and first purchase

  • Four categories of services that can be bought through the CloudStore: infrastructure, software, platform, and specialist services

  • 99 separate deals agreed through the CloudStore to date

  • Over £2.2m in total sales made through the CloudStore to date

  • Around £1.5m spent with SMEs

  • Two frameworks used by the CloudStore

  • 26 October 2012: Date the second framework was launched

  • over 1,700 separate cloud services available on first framework

  • Over 3,100 services available on second framework

  • 257 suppliers on the first framework

  • 458 suppliers on the second framework

  • 74 percent: Proportion of SMEs on the first framework

  • 75 percent: Proportion of SMEs on the second framework

  • £555,817.74: Most business done in one month through the CloudStore

  • £251,000: Biggest single transaction in a month, spent by the Ministry of Justice with Huddle

  • £5: Smallest single transaction in a month, spent by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport with Fubra

  • Almost £500,000: Amount taken by Emergn, the supplier that's done the most business through the CloudStore to date

  • Over £400,000: Amount spent so far by the single biggest CloudStore user, the Department for Work and Pensions

  • 55: Number of public sector organisations that have used the CloudStore

  • 30: Number of suppliers that have done business through the CloudStore

  • Six: Number of weeks it took UK SME SolidSoft to build the CloudStore 

  • One: Number of major outages the CloudStore has experienced (in February, after Microsoft Azure went down)

Topics: Cloud, Government UK, United Kingdom

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