A year ago HMRC was reconsidering its cloud migration project.
One year on and HMRC is now pressing ahead with a major move towards the use of cloud services and has agreed a deal to work with a migration expert. HMRC has tasked Belfast-based digital transformation firm Kainos with providing “specialist migration services”. The two parties have signed a year-long contract that took effect this week.
The deal relates to the department’s Securing Our Technical Future project, which is a “three-year programme to migrate HMRC services from Fujitsu datacentres to the public cloud and private crown environments”.
Kainos has been asked to help “define HMRC’s approach and strategy… for [the] move to cloud [and] to build and seed a testing plan strategy”.
Services provided by the firm will include “specialist migration testing of the application estate” of the department to ensure it is ready to move from HMRC’s premises to a cloud environment of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
The Kainos contract runs until 31 July 2020, with an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months. If more support is required beyond summer 2021, “the parties will work together to facilitate this”.
HMRC plans to complete cloud migration by June 2022.
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