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Digital Transformation in the Cloud Drives Government Efficiency

The Challenge

Digital transformation is driving the distribution of services and controls closer to customers, employees, partners, and ecosystems worldwide, in government as well as in business. With the goal of improving efficiency, adding flexibility, and gaining value for money, the UK government is undertaking a digital transformation. Like other government agencies, DVSA is transitioning away from long-term contracts, minimizing vendor lock-in, and moving to open source and cloud where possible—making fast, reliable connectivity essential.

The Customer

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

About The Customer

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an executive agency of the UK government’s Department for Transport. DVSA carries out 1.9 million driving tests a year and regulates 40,000 driving instructors and 38,000 MOT garages.

The Solution

To meet this need for connectivity, DVSA selected Equinix Fabric, which directly, securely, and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems globally on Platform Equinix® via software-defined interconnection.

Available across more than 30 Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center locations, ECX Fabric is designed for rapid scalability, real-time agility, and customized connectivity through a self-service portal or API.

By adopting an Interconnection Oriented Architecture® (IOA®) strategy, DVSA has cut latency by two-thirds, giving its staff fast, responsive access to cloud-based platforms. DVSA hopes to include cloud-based applications, such as Office 365 and ServiceNow, soon.

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