Linney Champions Public Sector Push

Outsourcery has been formally accepted onto the seventh round of G-Cloud, the procurement framework established to simplify the public sector’s move to cloud services and ensure best value from suppliers.

Outsourcery has added new services across the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) lots on the framework. These new services bring additional capability and will enable public sector bodies to take advantage of hybrid cloud models and access the full suite of Outsourcery’s cloud-based Unified Communications and infrastructure services. These include Skype for Business, Microsoft Office 365, end-to-end cloud migration services and Outsourcery’s highly-resilient, enterprise-grade IaaS solution to help organisations to quickly test and deploy their applications.

Importantly, Outsourcery is able to satisfy the public sector’s data sovereignty requirements as its services are delivered out of its UK-based data centres, meaning that data is never exposed to different jurisdictions. In addition, the company’s O-Cloud services have been certified to run government classified information at ‘OFFICIAL’ and ‘OFFICIAL SENSITIVE’ levels over the internet and PSN, meeting security specifications for the sector.

Piers Linney, co-CEO of Outsourcery, commented: “The public sector is making good headway in its move to cloud services, helped, in no small part, by procurement frameworks like G-Cloud. At the last count, the framework had amassed more than £800million in sales since it was established in April 2012, which is a significant achievement. In opening up the Digital Marketplace to SME cloud providers, G-Cloud has gone a long way to driving competition and innovation in public sector IT procurement, delivering better value for taxpayers’ money and improved services.

“There is, however, work yet to be done to support the public sector’s move to cloud. As budget restrictions continue to bite, cloud offers a viable solution to help public sector organisations streamline their IT and only pay for what they need. We are therefore very pleased to have been accepted on to the latest iteration of G-Cloud; a framework we are fully committed to,” he concluded.

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David Dungay

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