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Scotland’s Digital Future: Data Hosting and Data Centre Strategy for the Scottish Public Sector

Scotland’s Digital Future: Data Hosting and Data Centre Strategy for the Scottish Public Sector

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ISBN: 9781784124465

The data hosting and data centre strategy sets the vision that Scotland’s public sector data hosting is cost-effective, carbon neutral and makes appropriate use of cloud technology, for the delivery of efficient and highly available ICT services. It describes the principles on how organisations can meet the vision and provides guidance on how they can be consistently implemented.

Executive Summary

The strategy sets the direction and principles against which organisations will shift to service consumption, and cloud provision and away from an individual silo approach to data hosting and data storage by using aggregated demand and economies of scale.

The strategy sets out how the public sector will adopt cloud computing, virtualisation and co-location for achieving significant efficiency and energy savings.