MoD signs £17.75 million deal with Microsoft to build Azure platform
The will make MoD the largest customer in Europe for UK hosted Azure services. The deal is set to run from the beginning of next month until the end of April 2022.
They were awarded the deal without competition, citing the company’s position as being the only one able to support the required services within the UK at the necessary scale.
Additionally, the MoD has already moved Microsoft’s Office 365 service and has needed regular and extensive access to the company’s consultants with the appropriate security clearance in the UK.
The deal will also ensure the MoD will be one of the few organisations in the world to have access to Microsoft’s preview pilots for all its cloud offerings.