YPO has announced the launch of its Data Centres, Maintenance Cloud Hosting and Security framework for the public sector
The new framework has been created to ensure data can be stored compliantly and accessed across several locations – either on-premise, off-premise or via the cloud. Utilising data centres and cloud technology is expected to support organisation within local government and education sectors, especially those operating across large estates and multiple sites.
The framework, estimated to have a total value of £400 million, is now live and will run until 31 July 2023.
It is divided into 12 lots: facility maintenance; enterprise hardware management; design; audit and consultancy; cloud, cloud services & hosting; build; managed service; business continuity and disaster workplace recovery; education services; colocation /shared hosting services; data security solutions; and network connectivity services.
In total 29 suppliers have been appointed to the framework, including a large number of SMEs. The full list is as follows: 2bm; Amazon Web Services; CGI; CloudCoCo; Daisy Corporate Services; EHJ & SJ Consultancy; Insight Direct; KCOM; Keysource; Konica Minolta; Powercube; Nigsun; Park Place Technologies; Phoenix Software; Razorblue; Redcentric; Secure I.T. Environments; Shaping Cloud; Six Degrees; SCC; Sudlows; Sungard Availability Services; Pure Technology Group; T-Systems; UKCloud; Venom IT; Workspace Technology; XQ Cyber; and Zsah.
YPO are holding a launch event at its HQ in Wakefield on 24th October 2019 giving buyers an opportunity to engage with all suppliers on the framework in one place on one day.
This will be a key framework for many public sector organisations, especially those in local government and education where YPO is particularly strong, as they look to upgrade their infrastructure and accelerate their cloud ambitions.
Sarah Sesum, Category Manager for ICT at YPO, said:
“We’re excited to be bringing the latest data technology to the public sector and know the significant benefits this can bring. Organisations in local government and education sectors will often naturally span large estates so it is integral that their data can be stored effectively and can be accessed in a timely manner.
“Working closely with our supplies, we intend to provide tailored data solutions for many years to come.”
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