Moving Central Government Departments to Open Source

posted 05-05-16

Kate's fireside chat with Stuart Lauchlan at Think Cloud for Digital Government 2016.

Whereas in the central government organisations they really are having to try to understand their applications and while in some instances, particularly if they're already on a mature proprietary platform, like VM Ware it is relatively easy to shift and lift.

But when you are talking about an open standards based, open source based platform like OpenStack, it is often more challenging because you are not talking about a like for like thing. Sometimes you can package up a VM and move it across but it's relatively rarely that simple. So with people like HMRC we're seeing them really starting to build stuff from the ground up.