The UK Ministry of Justice has signed a £23.8 million ($33.1 million) hosting deal with Amazon Web Services.
According to tender documents, the MoJ has awarded AWS the four-year deal running from May 2021 to April 2024. The award is for ‘Public Cloud hosting and ancillary services’ including hosting, software, and support including training.
Earlier this month, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) signed a £94 million ($131 million) hosting contract with the cloud giant. The three-year deal runs from April 2021 to March 2023 and sees the tax department pay $40 million per year to AWS under similar terms to the MoJ. Last year the Home Office signed a £100 million deal with AWS.
In Israel, AWS won the $1.2 billion Nimbus tender alongside Google to provide cloud services to the Israeli Government. Meanwhile, it is still challenging the decision to award the US DoD JEDI contract to Microsoft.
While the UK Government has seemingly been heavily favoring AWS in its cloud efforts, last week signed a renewed three-year Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft. Called the Digital Transformation Arrangement 2021 (DTA21), it allows all eligible public sector organizations gain discounts and beneficial terms for Microsoft 365, Azure, and associated Support and Consulting services, as well as Dynamics 365 and Power Platform cloud services for the first time.