Cloud computing: Google signs ‘milestone’ discount deal with UK government | ZDNet

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NHS organizations will be among the UK public sector bodies eligible for a discount to Google Cloud services under a new agreement struck between the software giant and the UK government.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Google Cloud and the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will see local councils, charities, NHS and government departments and other qualifying public sector bodies able to apply for discounted rates to the Google Cloud Platform.

Eligible organizations will be offered access to Google Cloud’s full suite of services, including infrastructure, analytics, artificial intelligence, application modernization and development, and collaboration solutions.SEE: Google Cloud VP discusses unprecedented computing needs because of the coronavirus (TechRepublic)    It also covers access to Google Cloud’s managed and serverless offerings, including its hybrid and multi-cloud Anthos platform.       

The advertising to cloud software giant said the agreement would “provide the best value and terms for public sector agencies investing in cloud technology” while encouraging innovation and digital transformation in the UK public sector.Mark Palmer, head of public sector EMEA at Google Cloud, said: “This is a significant milestone for us, as we see the results of our focused investment in cloud services and solutions primed and tailored for the …

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