Cloud provider enters public sector market in Scotland
UK-based managed service provider, Six Degrees, has announced that public sector organisations in Scotland will be able to benefit from a comprehensive range of cloud services offered via the Scottish Government Cloud Services Framework.
Six Degrees delivers large-scale, quality IT services that are aligned to the objectives of UK public sector organisations, enabling them to improve citizen services through the intelligent utilisation of transformational cloud services.
Six Degrees is an established cloud provider to the UK public sector, delivering cloud services to the likes of Government Digital Service, Ministry of Justice, Crown Prosecution Service, Cabinet Office, Home Office, Local Authorities and blue light organisations.
By joining the Cloud Services Framework, Six Degrees is extending its capabilities into Scotland in a manner that ensures Scottish public sector organisations benefit from the same transformational services as those in England and Wales. Importantly, Six Degrees has established data centre partnerships with Scottish providers in order to allow organisations to meet regulatory and sovereignty requirements by keeping their production and backup workloads in Scotland.
Thomas Konopka, Industry Director – Public Sector, Six Degrees, said: “The ways in which public sector organisations deliver services to citizens are constantly developing. At Six Degrees we see first-hand how transformational cloud technology enables digital engagement that enhances citizen service experience by providing straightforward, always-on access to all citizens. We work collaboratively with public sector organisations to deliver the right cloud services to make this possible.
“Six Degrees is a cloud agnostic managed service provider, focused on consulting with our public sector clients as to where to host their services, and ensuring they are on the most appropriate secure, scalable, future-proofed infrastructure platforms, whether that means public, private, multi- or hybrid cloud. We have been awarded a place on the Scottish Government’s new Cloud Services Framework following a competitive tender process. This allows us to bring our considerable cloud capabilities to Scotland, enabling Scottish public sector organisations’ digital transitions and allowing them to improve the citizen services they deliver.”
Key services offered by Six Degrees through the Cloud Services Framework include:
-Public and Community Cloud. Six Degrees’ Public and Community Cloud services offer compliant, high-performing and secure cloud and managed service solutions to public sector organisations that support the digital transformation of legacy systems.
–Cloud Assessment. Six Degrees’ Cloud Assessment facilitates building data-driven solution proposals to migrate and transform existing infrastructure workloads to the cloud (public, private, community or hybrid) or between clouds for optimal organisational outcomes and efficiency.
–Managed Hyperscale Public Cloud – Microsoft Azure. Six Degrees’ Managed Hyperscale Public Cloud offering is focused on managing and supporting customer environments on public cloud, optimised for the best possible organisational outcomes whilst conforming to public sector security recommendations.
–Colocation. Six Degrees’ secure and flexible Colocation solutions are delivered from Tier III+ data centres, providing optimal uptime, availability and security whilst meeting Scottish public sector organisations’ data sovereignty requirements.
Konopka concluded: “At Six Degrees we are passionate about enabling our public sector clients’ brilliance. To bring services closer to citizens, today’s public sector organisations must continually grow and evolve through digitally transforming in new and incremental ways. Six Degrees, through the Cloud Services Framework, is here to guide Scottish public sector organisations through every step of their digital transition journeys.”
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