Lot 1: Cloud hosting

Cloud hosting services sold through G-Cloud are cloud platform or infrastructure services that can help buyers do at least one of the following:
1. Deploy, manage and run software.
2. Provision and use processing, storage or networking resources.

Scope

The G-Cloud cloud hosting lot is equivalent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definitions of ‘platform as a service’ and ‘infrastructure as a service’:

http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf

O2’s services and solutions available to purchase through Direct Award under Lot 1 include: 

  • O2 Wifi – a fully managed public wifi solution that’s free to end-users, open to all and simple to use, enabling direct engagement and communication with citizens, driving footfall and increasing productive dwell-time 
  • O2 Cellular WAN – a portable, convenient and affordable way to use cellular-network connectivity to create a true WAN extension