SCC has just won a two-year hosting contract from the Department for Work and Pensions for its internal universal credit infrastructure. The DWP will maintain intelligence, development and operational support for the applications and operating system suite, while G-Cloud partner SCC will provide and support the infrastructure.
The SCC infrastructure is intended to ensure that the intelligence around universal credit is delivered internally, with the underlying infrastructure provided securely and outside any of the traditional systems integrators involved with the deployment of universal credit.
SCC will deliver infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) using its Sentinel platform, as well as service desk support, monitoring and DR capabilities, and secure site-to-site communications. The long-term plan is for SCC to integrate the universal credit service with other core DWP applications using the Public Services Network.