Dimension Data, a $6.7 billion global services and solutions provider founded in 1983, has announced that its managed cloud hosting and consultancy services are now available through the UK’s recently launched G-Cloud 6 Framework. The G-Cloud 6 Framework is a UK Government initiative designed to open up the cloud-based IT tender process to more public sector organizations.
Procurement teams at UK public sector organizations can now commission a broad range of Dimension Data’s services through this latest framework, including:
- Hosted Cloud
- Private Cloud
- Public Cloud
- Cloud & Technology Management Consultancy & Support
- Data Centre & Private Cloud Planning, Migration & Solutions
- Unified Communications and Voice in the Cloud
- Security & Information Assurance Consultancy & Support
- Microsoft Consultancy Services
- Network Integration, Enterprise Mobility and Cloud Enablement
- Private Cloud and Data Centre Assessment
Overseen by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the G-Cloud 6 Framework initiative aims to drive efficiencies and cost savings within the public sector, by giving organizations access to a more competitive marketplace with cloud-based services.
Dimension Data delivers these services, which span the initial planning and design stage right through to ongoing management and support, via its UK Managed Cloud Platform (MCP). Fully integrated and managed by Dimension Data’s team of experts, the MCP would speed up cloud hosting deployments, reduce the risks associated with migrating to the cloud, and ensure that solutions can scale to meet the evolving IT demands of public sector organizations.
Dimension Data’s MCP comprises servers, storage and network infrastructure coupled with virtualization technology, operating system software, and Dimension Data CloudControl, a cloud management system that automates the application lifecycle management and self-service administration.
“Our breadth of service offering, together with our market expertise, means we’re ideally placed to help public sector organizations through their cloud migrations, from the design and specification stage, to the day-to-day management and delivery of ongoing services,” said Simon Haydn-Lee, head of public sector at Dimension Data, UK. “At Dimension Data, we’re heavily focused on the individual needs of our clients providing solutions that are specifically designed to meet their individual requirements around security, compliance, scalability and technology integration. Our inclusion on the G-Cloud 6 Framework means these services are now readily available to any organization looking to harness the cloud in order to improve operational efficiency.”