Grazed from The Guardian. Author: Sade Laja.
The government's @G_Cloud_UK Twitter account acknowledged the problems yesterday, tweeting just before midday: "We know there's still issues with #cloudstore + @mcraddock is working v hard w Gov E-Marketplace team to fix it- will update when fixed."
At about 3:30pm on the same day it tweeted that there was a system error affecting public access and that hosting provider Procserve was working to resolve the problems. Finally this morning before 10am, the G-Cloud team tweeted to say the issues had been resolved...
"Pleased to say that #cloudstore issues have been fixed so normal service should be resumed - any probs let us know," the team said in a tweet.
Commenting on CloudStore resuming usual service, a spokesman for the Cabinet Office said: "The G-Cloud is operating normally again and the CloudStore is open for business, offering the public sector a cheaper, quicker and more transparent way to procure the services they need."
When Cloudstore was originally released in February, it was hosted on Microsoft's Azure platform. But it was soon moved off onto Procserve after hosting problems led to the online marketplace being taken down for several hours.
The CloudStore has a catalogue of 1,700 cloud services provided by more than 250 vendors. The second iteration of the service went live in May.