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Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE)

The Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) promotes a best practice approach to drive the adoption of Cloud services. It provides a centralised enablement function and supports Cloud service consumers across NHS Digital and the wider NHS.

About the service

A centre of excellence develops common solutions, promotes best practice and acquires new skills that are then spread throughout the enterprise to increase the likelihood of adopting new ways of working to realise value and allow teams to become self sufficient.

We provide support and services to help NHS organisations adopt and optimise Cloud hosting arrangements to drive consistency and efficiency for the wider NHS through a series of guilds and standards.

The NHS Cloud strategy has been shaped by a requirement for government organisations to evaluate Cloud solutions before other hosting options, as highlighted in the government's Cloud First policyTechnology Code of Practice and Cloud guide for the public sector.

The Cloud Centre of Excellence will:
  • act as the coach and guide on your cloud adoption journey, helping support you in the right way

  • boost our Cloud engineering and operations capability, helping NHS organisations adopt and optimise Cloud services

  • provide best practice processes, intellectual property rights (IPR) templates, reference architectures, automated scripts and policies as code for re-use

  • improve the quality of Cloud services by reducing high severity service incidents

  • simplify service deployment, increase agility and improve responsiveness

  • improve security and resilience by helping to reduce the number of legacy systems more vulnerable to cyber attack

  • improve value for money and reduce costs

  • provide a positive sustainability impact by reducing the carbon footprint from infrastructure operations

VMWare national deal

This investment will enable digital transformation at scale helping to deliver faster, more resilient and secure clinical services leading to significant reinvestment for improved patient care. This deal will be open to all NHS England trusts and organisations. Learn more about VMware

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Last edited: 17 May 2022 1:30 pm