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The cloud platform

The cloud platform gives the Scottish public sector simplified access to cloud technologies.

Find out about the cloud platform
Cloud platform for organisations

Who can join the cloud platform?

The Scottish Government and Scottish Public Sector organisations can join.

By joining the cloud platform you'll get access to:

  • a pay-as-you-go service
  • identity and access management
  • a service in line with Scottish Government and industry standards
  • existing contracts and discounts

Features of the cloud platform

On the cloud platform you’ll benefit from a range of features for:

  • customer environment set up
  • security
  • infrastructure

The cloud platform aligns with a range of security standards and bodies including:

  • Cloud Service Alliance Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (CSA STAR)
  • Cloud security Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)
  • Centre for Internet Security (CIS)

Your responsibilities

As a member of the Scottish Government’s cloud platform, you’re still responsible for your own area. This includes responsibilities like getting set up and risk and security management.


You’ll have some initial costs to cover if you’re starting out in cloud, or if you’re moving existing workloads.

These costs include:

  • dedicated time for staff to work on the cloud platform
  • licences for any software tools your team will need to build in cloud

You'll also have to think about costs for running your old service while you’re:

  • setting up in cloud
  • shutting down your old service

Join the cloud platform

If you want to join the platform, you should complete and submit the cloud platform enquiry form.

The cloud platform team will get in touch within 5 days to discuss what you need. If you need help to complete the form, email

Contact us

You can contact the cloud platform team, if you need help or support.

 For example, if you need:

  • to find out more about the platform
  • help using the platform
  • to request a change to the platform
  • an account

You can contact the cloud platform team by emailing

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