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Digital Transformation in the Cloud Drives Government Efficiency

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 Digital Transformation in the Cloud Drives Government Efficiency - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Public Cloud
  • Sensors - Autonomous Driving Sensors
Applicable Industries
  • Automotive
  • Cities & Municipalities
Applicable Functions
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Quality Assurance
Use Cases
  • Vehicle Performance Monitoring
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
  • Cloud Planning, Design & Implementation Services
  • System Integration
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. Its priorities are “helping everyone through a lifetime of safe driving” (which includes running motorists’ driving tests), “helping everyone keep their vehicle safe to drive” (by carrying out, for example, the MOT exhaust-emissions test on cars and testing vehicles for roadworthiness) and “protecting everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles” (which includes monitoring vehicle recalls). DVSA employs 4,600 people in more than 500 locations, helping everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.
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.
Quantitative Benefit
  • The operational result of cutting latency by two-thirds and reducing the time to add new connections from months to hours has significantly improved the efficiency and responsiveness of DVSA's staff. The adoption of an Interconnection Oriented Architecture® (IOA®) strategy has allowed DVSA to handle the massive digital transformation within the agency and move over 500 applications into the public cloud. The fully automated interconnection approach has provided fast and reliable connectivity, enabling DVSA to provide modern, efficient, and sustainable technology to support their mobile workforce and build brilliant digital services for their users.
  • Improved flexibility and responsiveness, with the ability to provision new connections in as little as 1 hour, compared to 4 months previously.

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