05 July 2018 News

Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud Available on G-Cloud Digital Marketplace

By Janica Lee

We are pleased to announce that Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud is now available on the UK Government’s G-Cloud Framework. As of July 2, 2018, customers can begin purchasing Elasticsearch Service — the only official hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering by the creators of the Elastic Stack.

What is G-Cloud?

The UK Government’s G-Cloud programme — a collaboration between Government Digital Service and the Crown Commercial Service — has changed the way in which public sector organisations in the UK purchase technology. The programme supports the UK Government’s Cloud First policy and is a key component in the government’s ambition to operate a “Cloud Native” digital architecture.

The G-Cloud Framework enables all UK public sector organisations to seamlessly procure pay-as-you-go cloud services on government-approved short-term contracts through an online catalogue called the Digital Marketplace. The framework means that purchasing services becomes more efficient and cheaper for buyers rather than entering into individual procurement contracts. Nearly £3 billion has been spent through the framework to date. Government entities like the UK Ministry of Defence and the NHS Trust have reportedly leveraged G-Cloud for procurement of Cloud services.

“When procuring new or existing services, public sector organisations are... encouraged to initially consider Software as a Service models, particularly for their enterprise IT and back office functions. This approach is mandatory for central government and strongly recommended to the wider public sector.”
- UK Government Digital Service

What is Elasticsearch Service?

The Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud is the only official fully hosted and managed Elasticsearch and Kibana service created and supported by Elastic. With Elasticsearch Service you can spin up a full-loaded deployment in the cloud, activate powerful features such as security and monitoring (among others), and upgrade to the latest versions of our software with the click of a button.

How to find Elasticsearch Service on G-Cloud 

See our official listing on the Digital Marketplace. By selecting the service you can view a detailed overview on benefits, service offerings, security measures, pricing, etc. Need further assistance? Contact us for additional technical or commercial questions.

How to buy Elasticsearch Service through the G-Cloud Framework

You can contact us through our website, specifying that you’re interested in running Elasticsearch Service through the G-Cloud Framework. A member of our Public Sector team will reach out to you within 24 hours.