Wednesday, July 9, 2014

News: Onyx Group named official public sector cloud supplier

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Data Centre and Cloud specialists, Onyx Group, is celebrating after being named as one of the official Cloud Computing suppliers to the Government. 

Following the launch of the Government's G-Cloud initiative, CloudStore, an online store where public sector organisations can go to buy pre-procured cloud services, Onyx Group has been listed as an official Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Specialist Cloud Services supplier to the UK public sector.

Onyx Group has ten sites throughout the UK including in Rotherham, which offers access to a 250-seat workplace recovery centre and a 320 rack state-of-the-art Data Centre. 

By bringing a broader range of suppliers to the public sector market, the UK Government is hoping to reduce public sector IT spending by £120m. It aims to encourage public sector bodies to purchase commodity, cloud based IT products through their CloudStore and believe the new framework will continue to provide a cost-effective, quicker and clearer way for government organisations to procure cloud services. 

Neil Stephenson, CEO of Onyx Group, is delighted that Onyx has been named as an official supplier and feels the G-Cloud framework is ideal for public sector bodies looking to enhance their IT performance.

He said: "Following a large-scale investment in our Cloud infrastructure, we were always confident that we would be able to meet the criteria required to be listed as an official supplier of Cloud services to the UK public sector. 

"With Public Sector bodies now having the option to purchase and use Cloud services as they need them, rather than being tied to expensive, long-term contracts, they can benefit from a more flexible and agile approach to IT that will allow them to adapt to their ever changing business needs with ease."

Since being named official suppliers to the G-Cloud network for the first time back in 2012, Onyx Group, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, has continued to expand its public sector portfolio.

Stockton-based Onyx opened its Rotherham facility at Pioneer Close, Manvers in 2012.

Onyx Group website

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