Pulsant Gains Government Nod

Pulsant has secured a place on the Scottish Government’s newly announced multi-supplier framework for cloud and colocation services. The decision to award Pulsant a place on the framework followed a competitive tender process. Pulsant was previously the supplier on the single-supplier central government (Scotland) framework for Web Hosting.

The Scottish Government was looking to work with a range of suppliers who together could help deliver its digital strategy for cloud, colocation and hosting services – “Data Hosting and Data Centre Strategy for the Scottish Public Sector.” The strategy sets out how the public sector will adopt cloud computing, virtualisation and co-location to achieve significant efficiency and energy savings by using aggregated demand and economies of scale.

Pulsant’s experience and approach in delivering via existing framework services, together with its ability to solve key data storage and management challenges were significant in responding to the Hosting Services tender, which Pulsant believes set it apart as a key supplier.

“In terms of colocation services, we can manage the datacentre environment and infrastructure for customers, eliminating the need for them to spend capital on building and maintaining fit-for-purpose datacentres,” says John Easson, Head of Public Sector Sales Pulsant. “As customers’ power requirements grow, we can deliver that effectively too, allowing customers to increase their compute power without restriction and provide ongoing assurance around datacentre performance for these business-critical IT estates.

“Our cloud service has been designed in line with Scottish Government’s cloud strategy,” adds Easson. “Pulsant can offer class-leading public and dedicated government community cloud platforms located in a secure vault in our Edinburgh datacentre and multiple secondary platforms located across the UK to provide Disaster Recovery as a Service. We also offer hybrid cloud capability that combines public, community and private cloud with local colocation to ensure we can meet the demands of complex public sector cloud migration projects.

“Securing a place on this new multi-supplier framework offers a fantastic opportunity for Pulsant to build on the success we have achieved in this sector to date and to develop our cloud and colocation service to the benefit of the Scottish public sector. We look forward to working with new customers and new projects and will continue to deliver an optimum service to our existing framework customers.

“Our investment in new infrastructure, datacentre capacity and multiple cloud platforms coupled with a range of secure connectivity options will provide public sector customers access to a range of class-leading, optimum performance solutions.

“We look forward to working with Scottish Government to deliver a range of benefits for Scottish public sector organisations from this exciting new framework,” concludes Easson.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine