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Amazon Web Services will be on the official list of approved services for used by civil servants through the G-Cloud catalogue - this time for sure. That's the message from G-Cloud programme director Denise McDonagh, who said Amazon only missed the cut on the second iteration of G-Cloud thanks to timing. "We don't have Amazon …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "McDonagh attributed that first delay to the US operations being uncomfortable with the possibility their data might need to be subject to a UK government audit and their concerns had to be soothed."

    So who will have what authority to look at what?

    On American soil means American access to everything.

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  2. MartinSullivan already on Amazon resolves to an IP address which is part of "Amazon Web Services, Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2, EU", according to whois(8). Attempting an HTTP connection to gets you a re-write to, which is serviced up by Akamai/Edgekey.

    The Cabinet Office Blog is hosted by Wordpress.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    But, as demonstrated at yesterdays PSEICT conference in London, there already organisations listing themselves as being IL2 and IL3 accredited solutions within G-Cloud. This is great for public sector purchasers who's solutions are local - but for those supplying services nationally then we are having to look for IL4 solutions - which as yet are some time coming.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Discussions? WTF?

    "But that's the beauty of G-Cloud. We are still in discussions with Amazon about how they get on framework 3"

    So now the G-Cloud team are "reaching out" to Amazon? Strange, when my SME (anonymous for obvious reasons) went through the G-Cloud application process, there wasn't much in the way of discussions... you follow the framework process, or you don't get in.

    Still, nice to see one rule for multinationals, and another for UK SMEs...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Discussions? WTF?

      They get dial-a-minister schemes to keep them happy. The rest of us get nothing.

      Par for the course I suppose...

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Before the government choose to US based services they really ought to look carefully at the legal implications of the choices they intend on making, and what this means in regards to who can see what.

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