Innovate UK select Databarracks to kick-off long term AWS strategy
“Databarracks helped us redesign and optimise the way we deliver the Catapult sites for the AWS platform, and everything has been transparent, reliable and secure.”
Innovate UK is the trading name for the government’s Technology Strategy Board, an ‘innovation agency’, that works with people, companies and partner organisations to find, fund and drive science and technology innovations across a number of different fields.
The agency employs over 300 staff from its head office in Swindon, and estimates it has committed over £1.8bn to innovation projects across 7,600 organisations since 2007, creating 55,000 new jobs and adding more than £11.5bn to the UK economy in the process.
After experiencing a combination of issues with their legacy hosting solution, Innovate UK decided to explore public cloud hosting options, based on the “Cloud First” policy recommendations made by the Government Digital Service.
Databarracks provided guidance on re-architecture and optimisation before migrating to Amazon Web Services and ongoing 24/7 support.