Total G-Cloud sales reached £516m in February after a £39m outlay by government departments. Passing the £500m mark is a notable milestone for G-Cloud, having quadrupled from £129m in sales from February 2014.
Central government spent £27m on cloud services in February, continuing to represent the lion's share of sales made through the G-Cloud framework.
Other parts of the public sector also saw an increase in sales, albeit on a smaller scale. Local governments spent around £2m on cloud services, while the wider public sector contributed nearly £10m in February.
The gap between large enterprises and SMEs selling through G-Cloud has narrowed to a hair's breadth.
Larger companies have contributed to 50 percent of total G-Cloud sales with £261m. Smaller companies have generated £256m, over 49 percent of the total to date.
SMEs also contribute 59 percent of the total volume of sales made through G-Cloud. Large enterprises saw £20m worth of sales in February, up from £13m in January.
Smaller companies saw a lower rise in sales compared with January, netting over £18m against £17m the previous month.
The February figures provide more clarity than January's, when it was unclear how much of the monthly sales share was generated by SMEs.
These results appear to somewhat negate concerns that SMEs are being pushed out of the G-Cloud market by bigger companies.
It also supports G-Cloud director Tony Singleton's assertion that SMEs benefit from G-Cloud and its updated framework.
Specialist cloud services still attract the most spending through G-Cloud, generating £28m in sales in February.
Other cloud-based services lag behind. Infrastructure-as-a-service contributed £6.9m to the monthly total, while software-as-a-service generated £2.9m.
Cloud-based platform-as-a-service sales go in peaks and troughs, contributing £772,000 in February, an increase on January when sales fell compared with December.
The government also released figures on sales made through the Digital Framework. The current total sits at £12m, 38 percent being awarded to SMEs.
As expected, central government contributed 84 percent to the total sales value, while the wider public sector contributed 16 percent.
The latest G-Cloud framework and its integration with the Digital Marketplace appear to be helping the public sector to buy services through the procurement framework and government platform.
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