Solving Public Sector Cloud Challenges

Plan your Cloud Migration with Exception and see business value faster

As a trusted partner to the public sector for over 15 years, we understand the unique challenges organisations face. These include procurement and funding constraints, security and data compliance issues, together with a growing dependency on legacy applications and skills.

We help to make sure your applications, data and infrastructure are cloud ready, giving public sector organisations confidence that their cloud migration plans will deliver on objectives quickly and seamlessly.

Cloud Migration Discovery


Our cloud discovery service brings clarity and assurance to your cloud ambitions.  Our accredited cloud experts identify blockers to your cloud programme and recommend ways in which to solve issues, reducing risk and giving you the peace of mind that you are on the right path.


We will assess your current position, giving you an understanding of your estate and help you get a plan in place to ensure you get the most from your cloud environment. Our assessments and recommendations will take full account of the broader context in areas such as digital assurance, procurement and governance.

Diversity and inclusion at Exception

Key Outputs

  • Cloud Readiness Assessment - the foundation of your cloud business case,  this detailed assessment outlines your current position, highlighting strengths and weaknesses as well as opportunities and threats.
  • Public Sector Specific Gap Analysis - A tailored report based on your needs will help mitigate risk and give you a clearer roadmap.
  • Strategic Recommendations - save time and money by understanding what applications can and would benefit from migrating to the cloud, and the complexities surround them.
  • Cloud Options Appraisal - helping you understand your options for cloud success.

Why Choose Exception?

  • We provide a range of tools and accelerators, unique to Exception, that are designed to reduce cost and speed up results
  • Our consultants have hands-on experience delivering in public sector
  • We are experienced in delivering cloud programmes across cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS, ensuring your cloud success
  • Having a skilled, multi-disciplinary team means that we can continue to support you beyond the discovery phase into delivery, management and support if required
  • As a trusted public sector partner for over 15 years, we understand the opportunities and constraints of the public sector market and our dedicated team will guide you through the technology and the best path for your organisation

A Safe Pair of Hands


Our skilled Cloud & Cyber team are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of cloud infrastructure and have various accreditations that demonstrate their expertise.


We are expert at implementing and optimising cloud platforms such as Azure and AWS specifically in public sector organisations.

Government Frameworks

As a trusted partner to UK government organisations for over 18 years, we want to make it as simple as possible for public sector bodies to engage with us. That is why we make sure we are listed on some of the most prominent and well utilised government frameworks in the UK:

  • Scottish Government Dynamic Purchasing System for Digital Technology Services
  • Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework (DOS5)
  • G-Cloud 12
  • TS3 Framework

What our Customers Say

    "We have really appreciated your input and help on this migration. It has given us an early insight into the migration troubles that would otherwise in all likelihood have been an afterthought that would cause very big headaches. We now understand that we need to de-risk this area in alpha and we can now take steps to do so."

    Information and Data Manager Drinking Water Quality Regulator

    "Exception's expertise and support has been invaluable on our journey to launching Scotland's National Investment Bank. Their service gives us control of our data and gives us confidence that our data is protected against the risk of both accidental and malicious data loss."

    Digital Programme Manager Scottish National Investment Bank

    Get in touch and find out how we can help you drive your cloud agenda forward.

    [email protected] +44 (0)131 313 2960