We have been approved to supply the UK public sector with cloud hosting and cloud support services under G-Cloud 10.
If you’ve never heard of G-Cloud 10, you will probably be wondering what this means, and why we’re excited by it! To help, we’ve put some typical FAQs below along with some background info.
What is G-Cloud 10?
The G-Cloud Framework is part of the Digital Marketplace – a UK government procurement initiative to create commercial agreements between public sector organizations with specially selected suppliers, all of whom must meet stringent standards of high quality, credibility and experience. G-Cloud is dedicated to providing access to providers of cloud-based services, and is renewed annually. This is its tenth iteration.
What exactly will you provide?
We will offer services under Cloud Hosting (G-Cloud Lot 1) through our own highly-flexible, multi-jurisdiction IaaS platform, CloudCore, which was first in the world to be designed with data privacy and sovereignty at its heart.
We have also been approved to offer services under the Cloud Support category (Lot 3), specifically with our Cloud Strategy Services. This service gives organizations access to experienced technical and business consultants who support in the formulation of strategic, prudent and cost-efficient cloud strategies. Areas of focus include cloud migration, GDPR adherence, privacy by design, cloud maturity, ITSCM & BCP, DPOaaS, business agility and application availability.
What does inclusion on the Framework require?
To be included as an approved supplier under the Cloud Hosting category, providers needed to evidence innovation and reliability in their cloud platform and infrastructure services, alongside industry accreditations such as ISO 270001.
Under the Cloud Support category, suppliers had to show their ability to support public sector organizations of all sizes and requirements in the design, set-up and maintenance of their cloud services. Both categories required evidence of a strong track record of excellent delivery.
What does it mean for Calligo?
Commercially, it is very important. According to the government’s own figures, approximately £600m of public sector spending could go through G-Cloud 10.
Being selected as one of the suppliers eligible to serve the public sector recognises the particular applicability of our cloud services to their specific needs.
CloudCore’s robustness and reliability, alongside its data residency guarantees and unique data privacy-centric design, makes it ideally suited for the vast majority of public sector organizations that handle incredibly sensitive data on a daily basis.
Meanwhile our Cloud Strategy Services and our cloud consultants’ extensive public sector experience ensure that the very specific needs of the UK public sector, including data privacy requirements, are reflected in their digital transformation strategies.
To find out more about how Calligo can support your cloud strategy in the public sector, check out our services page here, or download our investigation into the most commonly forgotten priorities in Cloud Strategy planning.