The UK Government set out in 2011 its Government Cloud Strategy acknowledging the benefits of cloud computing. It said in the report that the “Government is committed to the adoption of cloud computing and delivering computing resources to users as needed (an on-demand delivery model). By exploiting innovations in cloud computing we will transform the public sector ICT estate into one that is agile, cost effective and environmentally sustainable.”
Microsoft Azure Government has been designed to meet the UK and US government demands. However, getting apps in Azure isn’t easy.
Microsoft Azure offers an open and flexible cloud platform that enables customers to quickly deploy, scale, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft data centers. But for the majority of public sector applications built for an on-premise deployment model, a move to new Operating Systems or the cloud can require significant re-coding of existing software.
With Cloudhouse, you can remove these barriers with a simple and hassle-free way to transfer your applications to Azure. Cloudhouse offers you a frictionless journey to Azure, effectively creating an environment which simplifies deployment and allows you to focus on improving your applications with native Azure cloud capabilities.
With Cloudhouse you can:
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