Storage Made Easy gets onto the government’s cloud

cloudStorage Made Easy which has the confusing (SME) acronym has been reselected for the fifth time by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) on its G-Cloud 9 G-Cloud initiative.

G-Cloud, launched in 2012, brings increased flexibility and cost reduction that the Cloud gives to private companies and makes it available for public sector organisations. However, getting onto the list is no done deal, particularly this year when the government made a few key changes to the selection process.

The SME Enterprise File Fabric is available on the Digital Marketplace in an exclusive package using UK Cloud’s Primary Storage in the Cloud and Computing-as-a-Service infrastructure, delivering an Enterprise-grade file collaboration solution. The agreement is fully EU compliant, saving customers the time and money associated with conducting their own procurement exercise.

Simon Hansford, CEO at UKCloud said that his outfit had cemented its position as the leading UK public sector cloud specialist, with unique industry knowledge and expertise.

“Our highly secure, award winning UKCloud platform has driven unprecedented success, and our partners play a fundamental role in this. Together we will continue to grow our business within the G-Cloud framework, and with our extensive shared capabilities we will work together to transform public sector services that benefit all UK citizens and tax payers via G-Cloud 9″ he said.

For those who came in late, SMEs product brings a secure file sharing and collaboration solution with data compliance features, ransomware protection and the forthcoming GDPR initiative for organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.

The product can unify different data sources, such as FTP, WebDav, SharePoint, and up to 50 others, into a single interface that is securely accessible from any mobile device or desktop.

Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO said: “By the nature of what we provide we are unable to reference some of the governmental customers who are already using the solution within the G-Cloud framework but we see this as a strong market for us and we are happy to announce our selection for G-Cloud 9.”