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MOD Cloud spend 2018, 2019 and 2020

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Dear Ministry of Defence,
Can you please tell me how much was paid to each of the following in both 2018/19 and 2019/20 periods for Cloud and data centre services and where possible provide a breakdown of the total spend into IaaS, and PaaS.
If you consider that some information is exempt from disclosure, please cite the section of the FOIA you are using to redact information. In line with the spirit and intent of the legislation, please do not withhold information on a 'blanket' basis and ensure any redactions you make are sufficiently granular.
Where applying exemptions which contain a public interest text, please also explain, in line with the guiding principles of the Information Tribunal, how the public interest would be or would be likely to be, materially prejudiced by disclosure.
I would prefer to receive all information in electronic format and in machine-readable formats (such as .xls) where applicable. I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.
Yours Faithfully,
Alex Alley

ISS-Secretariat GpMbx (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Alex Alley,

 

Please see the attached letter, acknowledging receipt of your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Defence Digital Secretariat

 

Defence Digital | Secretariat Support | Information Governance Team |
Building 405, D3 | MOD Corsham | SN13 9NR |

 

For all FOI/PQ queries please send to: [1][email address]

 

 

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correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Information Systems and Services Secretariat,

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Dear Mr Alley,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

Defence Digital Secretariat

Dear [email address] on behalf of Information Systems and Services Secretariat,

I have reuploaded my request with the following clarifications surrounding some of the terminologies.

Can you please tell me how much was paid to each of the following in both 2018/19 and 2019/20 periods for Cloud and data centre services and where possible provide a breakdown of the total spend into IaaS, and PaaS.

• Cloud computing: On-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, provided by companies such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
• Data centre services: Either A) In-house data centre services, provided by facilities owned and operated by the government. B) Colocation services provided by external companies such as CenturyLink or Inovem.
• IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service are online services that provide high-level APIs used to dereference various low-level details of underlying network infrastructure like physical computing resources, location, data partitioning, scaling, security, backup etc.
• PaaS: Platform as a service, a cloud computing model in which a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools -- usually those needed for application development - to users over the internet.

If there is still confusion then please refer to this older and outdated FOI made by a Mr. Simmons which used the same terminology: www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/freedom_o...

If you consider that some information is exempt from disclosure, please cite the section of the FOIA you are using to redact information. In line with the spirit and intent of the legislation, please do not withhold information on a 'blanket' basis and ensure any redactions you make are sufficiently granular.
Where applying exemptions which contain a public interest text, please also explain, in line with the guiding principles of the Information Tribunal, how the public interest would be or would be likely to be, materially prejudiced by disclosure.
I would prefer to receive all information in electronic format and in machine-readable formats (such as .xls) where applicable. I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.

Yours Faithfully,
Alex Alley

ISS-Secretariat GpMbx (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Alex Alley,

 

Please see the attached letter, acknowledging receipt of your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Defence Digital Secretariat

 

Defence Digital | Secretariat Support | Information Governance Team |
Building 405, D3 | MOD Corsham | SN13 9NR |

 

For all FOI/PQ queries please send to: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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1. mailto:[email address]

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Information Systems and Services Secretariat,

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Dear Mr Alley,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

Defence Digital Secretariat

Dear [email address] on behalf of Information Systems and Services Secretariat,

Ref: FOI2020/00545 - Complaint

I am contacting you to appeal the rejection of the FOI listed above. 

According to the response, the FOI would have taken the MOD or any pertaining researcher more than the allowed £600 or 3.5 days to complete. The reply also states that the request would take about 115 days to answer. 

This is a poor excuse since the same FOI was answered the year before. In essence, I am asking for an updated list of the cloud providers as given in this FOI made by Richard Simmons: Ref: FOI2018/12097.

How is it this older FOI can be authorised but not the new updated version?

Please review this decision, I will be awaiting your response.

Yours sincerely,
Alex Alley

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Good morning Mr Alley,

Receipt is acknowledged of your request for an internal review.

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days and we therefore aim to complete the review and respond to you by no later than 27 February 2020. I would also remind you that you have an absolute right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at any stage in the processing by this Department of an information request under the Act. Details about how to do this are available at the following link: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.

Yours sincerely,

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

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CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Alley,

Please find attached a response to your recent request for internal review.

Yours sincerely,

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

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