We are delighted to have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) – providing further evidence of our commitment to the One Government Cloud Strategy (OGCS) and our innate desire to do the right thing. Everything we do, we do to help save the taxpayer money.
But how will this agreement benefit public sector organisations for years to come?
Well, first and foremost, it represents better value. Unlike other public cloud providers, we are committed to providing all our costs in GBP to help protect our customers from currency fluctuations. And better still, we have introduced a tiered discounting system whereby – as and when we grow – we will pass discounted savings to our customers through economies of scale. But that’s not it. There’s a whole host of other financial benefits we are proud to introduce – a summary of which is available here.
Next, we have choice. As the only UK sovereign, multi-cloud vendor on the OGCS, we provide an alternative to the proprietary environments offered by the hyperscalers. Migrate legacy workloads to the cloud using familiar, trusted technology or develop new, cloud-native applications using OpenStack or OpenShift. All with direct access to government networks – HSCN, Janet, PSN and RLI – and capable of hosting ABOVE OFFICIAL workloads. More information about our core capabilities is available here.
Last and by no means least we have social value. We are proud to provide the underlying technology that allows over 300 SMEs to take their solutions to public sector markets – helping rid the burden of having the maintain a sprawling number of internal applications. Also, having been carbon neutral for the past 9 of years, under this MoU we are committed to becoming carbon negative. Again, it would be impossible to summarise all the commitments we’ve made to improving our social value in just one or two paragraphs. Download our social value infographic for all the latest information.