One of our principles in Government as a Platform (GaaP) is to avoid being tied to a single supplier. We often get asked how we’ll apply this principle to the GOV.UK Platform as a Service (PaaS) and that's what we'll discuss in this post.
GOV.UK Platform as a Service
We’re building GOV.UK Government Platform as a Service (PaaS) to host a range of services so teams across government don’t have to build their own hosting stack. This will make it easier and cheaper for teams across government to host applications, services and platforms.
As more and more services begin to adopt our Government as a Platform components, we’ve decided to post regular updates on our progress building them. This is a list of what we’ve done so far in 2017. We’ll iterate the format of these updates to make them as useful as we can.
This post outlines a recent issue with GOV.UK Platform as a Service (PaaS), and how it was resolved.
Holly Challenger writes about findings from user research sessions run over the past 6 months, and how these sessions have shaped improvements to the GOV.UK Platform as a Service.
This post outlines a recent production issue on the Platform as a Service for government (PaaS) and how it was resolved.
This is the second guest post from Matthew Ford, the Technical Director of Bit Zesty, on the migration of the GOV.UK Trade Tariff service to the Platform as a Service for government (PaaS). Here Matthew writes about the technical lessons learned and how the Bit Zesty and PaaS teams resolved them.
We’re building a Platform as a Service, which will be used to host services from across GDS, and the rest of government. And, we’re looking for a senior product manager to help make this happen.
In July, the Trade Tariff became the first service to migrate to the Platform as a Service for government. In this post Matt Ford shares some of the benefits and challenges of the migration.
This post is about an incident on the 'Platform as a Service for government' production environment for hosting applications.
We’re keen to spread the hosting and platform message, so we travelled to Swansea Tech Hub. This was an ideal opportunity for us to reach out to 60 people working in agencies across the south west including Met Office, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Intellectual Property Office, Office of National Statistics, and Companies House.