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Skyscape Cloud Services Limited is Awarded the G-Cloud ii Framework Agreement

Providing Assured Cloud Services to the UK Public Sector

London - October 26th 2012 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave Assured Cloud Services Company, today announced that it has been awarded a G-Cloud ii Framework from Government Procurement Service, an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office.

This framework agreement will allow Skyscape to continue to supply a wide and expanding range of Cloud Services to the UK Public Sector, who will in turn benefit from lower costs, reduced procurement times, a simplified tendering process and a genuinely open and competitive marketplace.

"The G-Cloud Programme and Framework has already demonstrated that the UK public sector can transform the way that it does business with its ICT supply community. Our customers enjoy secure and robust services, significantly reduced costs and delivery times, with transparent pricing on a genuine on demand utility basis. Working closely with our Alliance Partners, Skyscape's assured cloud platform employs a scalable, dynamic architecture, capable of combining agility with high performance, through trusted technology and in full compliance with industry processes and government security standards", said Phil Dawson, CEO of Skyscape.

Skyscape has expanded its services offerings under G-ii, and is now offering a total of 48 Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products at differing Business Impact Levels. The new services in G-Cloud ii include:

  • Cisco WebEx as-a-Service at IL3 - hosted on Skyscape's assured cloud platform this unique service offering will enable secure collaboration across the UK public sector;

  • MongoDB as-a-Service across the range of impact levels. MongoDB is an open source, scalable, high-performance, schema-free, document-oriented database written in the C++ programming language, and will be a free service for public sector consumers;

  • VMware Cloud Foundry across the range of impact levels. Cloud Foundry is a modern application platform built specifically to simplify the end-to-end development, deployment, and operation of cloud era applications.

Dawson went on to say "The G-Cloud ii Framework will enable a wider market than ever before, allowing buyers to access more innovative services and technologies, from a very wide range of suppliers".

Chris Abbott, Head of Public Sector for EMC UK said "Skyscape has been able to create a highly compelling portfolio of services built around the technologies and capabilities of its Alliance Partners and is rapidly becoming the market leader in its field, having positively demonstrated that its services are secure, reliable and agile, as well as offering excellent value for money for the consumer".

Marie-Helene Durif, Head of Sourcing and Category Management - ICT, at the Government Procurement Service, said "At the Government Procurement Service our priority is to provide procurement savings for organisations across the UK public sector. The inclusion of Skyscape Cloud Services Limited on the G-Cloud-ii framework will strengthen our offering and provide public sector buyers with a tried and tested route to achieve value for money".

Learn more about the G-Cloud Programme and the G-Cloud ii framework agreement at http://gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/

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About Skyscape
Skyscape's cloud solutions (www.skyscapecloud.com) will help the UK Public Sector to transform the provision of IT services into a lean, elastic, assured, green utility by providing a genuine on-demand cloud computing service. With a range of UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, Skyscape's solutions reduce both the risk and cost of delivering IT. Skyscape is currently in the formal process of securing pan government IL3 accreditation for all of its services Skyscape has signed the government's Procurement Pledge.

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