Scotland's Digital Future: Scottish Public Sector Data Centre Virtualisation Guidance

Guidance and principles on virtualisation. Explains how virtualisation fits with wider strategic principles of moving to cloud computing. Explains what virtualisation is, how it works, types of virtualisation and the benefits. Includes case studies in

Wider strategic principles

  • Cloud based solutions will be the dominant approach for the Scottish public sector
  • The assessment criteria and guidance on the procurement and usage of cloud offerings will be adopted
  • Utility and cloud computing is considered in assessing the appropriateness of current arrangements and future investment plans, and a shift to the cloud takes place when this is the most cost-effective option that delivers business requirements
  • Internally hosted data centres should be virtualised where possible.


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