The Cloud Store is a new way for Government to buy cloud IT products and services – an online catalogue of cloud based IT services available to the public sector. G-Cloud streamlines the procurement process for government, reducing the need to procure via traditional tendering processes.
The StratoGen services available through the Cloud Store include the award winning Public Cloud Compute as a Service, DR as a Service and Desktop as a Service. These services are delivered through a number of key strategic partnerships including VMware and NetApp and are delivered from tier 3 datacentre facilities in London and Norwich.
The services leverage key VMware technologies. The Public Cloud offering is based on vCloud Director, the easy to use self-service management portal. The DR as a Service solution integrates VMware’s Site Recovery Manager & vSphere Replication, enabling replication and failover of virtual machines into the cloud. And finally the Desktop as a Service solution offers Virtual Desktop Infrastructure based on VMware Horizon View, offering an industry leading VDI experience.
Karl Robinson, Sales Director at StratoGen commented ‘We’re delighted that our commitment to quality and service has enabled StratoGen to become an approved supplier to the Government Procurement Service. This is an important milestone in the growth of our business and something that a number of our customers have been looking for us to achieve, so that we can assist them with their push into the public sector. Our growing partner base will now be able to trust StratoGen infrastructure to underpin their public sector service offerings.’
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StratoGen is a leading VMware hosting company with a worldwide client base and award winning cloud platform. StratoGen operates in multiple datacentres across the US, Europe and Asia offering VMware hosting, disaster recovery and associated services. StratoGen hosted VMware products include a 100% uptime service level guarantee.
The G-Cloud Programme is a cross government initiative, originally led by Andy Nelson (Ministry of Justice) supported by Denise McDonagh (Home Office) under the direction of the Chief Information Officer Delivery Board as part of the Government ICT Strategy. The initial focus is on introducing cloud ICT services into government departments, local authorities and the wider public sector. In order to do this they have undertaken an OJEU compliant framework called G-Cloud. These services can then be reviewed through the CloudStore. The responsibility for G-Cloud has now been successfully passed to the Government Digital Service (GDS).