Building and strengthening our common components and shared platforms, is at the heart of what we do at GDS. Here’s detail on our progress and product iteration since we last blogged in March.
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.
In this post Richard Buttrey talks about the market briefing held at TechUK. He explains the opportunities Government as a Platform offers suppliers.
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.
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.