MuleSoft, provider of a platform for building application networks, recently announced the availability of Anypoint Platform on the UK government’s latest G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 9. The framework provides UK public sector organisations with a way to buy cloud-based services as commodities to accelerate cloud adoption in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Provided by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), G-Cloud 9 eliminates the need for organisations to individually research and enter into procurement contracts with technology vendors. As a result, Anypoint Platform will be easily accessible to central and local government, education and health services, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations. Anypoint Platform is available in both Public Cloud and Private Cloud iterations in Lot 1 (Cloud Hosting) of the Digital Marketplace on the gov.uk website. For ease of navigation and procurement, the government marketplace is divided into categories called "lots." There are other lots for categories such as cloud software and cloud support.
“More than half of respondents cited public services as the most disconnected industry, according to MuleSoft’s latest Connected Consumer Report 2017. Public sector IT teams are under incredible pressure, as cloud, SaaS, mobile and IoT ramp up the number of endpoints that organisations need to connect to both on-premises and in the cloud,” said David Wyatt, vice president of EMEA, MuleSoft. “In order to accelerate movement to the cloud while retaining value from legacy investments, many public sector organisations are turning to Anypoint Platform to be more agile by building application networks. Application networks help organisations turn IT assets into services, which can be quickly discovered and easily reused by consumers on the network to develop more transformative services that drive stronger citizen engagement.”
"We're leading a step-change in procurement to ensure that user-centred, design-led, data-driven and open approaches are commonplace in contracting by 2020,” said Digital Marketplace Director Warren Smith in a recent public statement. “This reduces barriers for suppliers to do business with the public sector market, giving access to a greater number of new and innovative suppliers. Many of them have never had the opportunity to work with government before."
Public sector organisations are driving digital transformation to achieve their strategic initiatives, such as enriching consumer experiences, increasing operational efficiencies and delivering capabilities through digital channels. G-Cloud strengthens MuleSoft’s commitment to growing its public sector solutions. MuleSoft is integral in helping organisations to change and innovate faster and has been recognised by Gartner for four consecutive years as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). UK public sector customers already include leading organisations such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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