Digital Transformation in the cloud drives government efficiencies – Intelligent CIO Europe

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) selected the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) as it moved services to the cloud, cutting latency by two-thirds and slashing time to add new connections from months to hours.

Tim Hinchey, Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Architecture at DVSA

Business overview

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an executive agency of the UK government. Its priorities are ‘helping everyone through a lifetime of safe driving’ (which includes running motorists’ driving tests), ‘helping everyone keep their vehicle safe to drive’ (by carrying out, for example, the MOT exhaust-emissions test on cars and testing vehicles for roadworthiness) and ‘protecting everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles’ (which includes monitoring vehicle recalls).

DVSA employs 4,600 people in more than 500 locations, helping everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.

Business challenge

Digital Transformation is driving the distribution of services and controls closer to customers, employees, partners and ecosystems worldwide, in government as well as in business. With the goal of improving efficiency, adding flexibility and gaining value for money, the UK government is undertaking a Digital Transformation. Like other government agencies, DVSA is transitioning away from long-term contracts, minimising vendor lock-in and moving to open source …

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