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Application Container Platform#

This page will give you an overview of ACP, the services it entails and the ways to get access to them. This is a general overview. Developers should check out the Developer Docs.

The Application Container Platform provides an accredited, secure, scalable, reliable and performant hosting platform for Home Office applications.​

We use open source technology to allow delivery teams to develop, build, deploy and manage applications in a trusted environment. ​

We focus on enabling self-service where possible, and have developed a Platform Hub to act as a one stop shop for all things ACP, including support requests for things that aren't self serve (yet).

Benefits of using ACP#

  • Reliance on specialist DevOps resource significantly reduced​
  • Central place to host applications​
  • Saves time for the projects​
  • Significant hosting cost reduction​
  • Common tools and patterns across projects i.e. CI​

Everyone using our platform MUST adhere to technical service standards. All Services will be under a review process.

For definitions on each phase of the lifecycle and the criteria for production-ready, please refer here. Release notes for ACP services can be found here.

Accessing the Services#

Users can access most ACP services through the use of Office 365 (O365). Full (licensed) O365 accounts can be requested from the Programme Offices. ACP can request 'AD-only' accounts on your behalf. More information can be found here.

Support#

You can find more information about support here If you require support you can talk to us on our Slack Channel or raise an issue on our Support Portal.