Irish Government Cancels Cloud Project

Anyone working in “cloud computing” in Ireland had heard that the Irish government had launched a process to deploy a “private cloud” that would be engineered by external service providers, but owned and located by the Irish state. It sounded like the project from hell/heaven, with a list of pre-approved cloud vendors/services.

The Irish Times reports that this project has been cancelled, and instead, they’re going with a shared computing model based on a single Government-owned cloud.

In my opinion, this is the way forward. Now I wonder if Microsoft will pitch CPS at this 🙂

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