HP offers G-Cloud security vision

George Osborne

HP has a vision of what the Government's G-Cloud project could look like, although bottlenecks for an eventual rollout evidently remain.

The Labour Government announced its G-Cloud vision last year, as it hoped to implement a more cohesive IT infrastructure for departments to share information and work more efficiently together.

Since the Coalition came into power, the willingness to adopt a cloudy framework has remained, although the G-Cloud name has not seemingly been adopted.

Just recently minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, outlined plans for a simpler, more agile Government IT framework, with the cloud firmly a part of that strategy.

Today HP gave IT PRO its view of what the G-Cloud could look like, showing how HP would provide the infrastructure for service providers to offer products on top of.

It's the same vision shared with the Government and, in particular, George Osborne who visited HP Labs not so long ago.

Here's what he would have seen:

Cloud demo 2

Cloud demo 1

Next year, we were promised the walls would be covered with plenty of touchscreen technology for people to play around with, resembling something out of Minority Report.

Tom Brewster

Tom Brewster is currently an associate editor at Forbes and an award-winning journalist who covers cyber security, surveillance, and privacy. Starting his career at ITPro as a staff writer and working up to a senior staff writer role, Tom has been covering the tech industry for more than ten years and is considered one of the leading journalists in his specialism.

He is a proud alum of the University of Sheffield where he secured an undergraduate degree in English Literature before undertaking a certification from General Assembly in web development.