Claranet awarded framework contract under G-Cloud initiative

Claranet has been successful in our bid to supply cloud services under the government’s G-Cloud framework for public sector suppliers, and we have been awarded a framework contract under the initiative to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) services to government organisations.

Claranet will supply our recently launched hypervisor-agnostic cloud service, the Virtual Data Centre (VDC). This IaaS cloud will allow government departments to provision their own virtual data centre in seconds by adding their required resources – such as virtual CPUs, networking and storage elements – through a simple drag-and-drop interface. This will ensure departments do not pay for unused resources and keep expenditure down, with the option for increased capability when needed.

For Claranet's PaaS offering, we will supply our Managed Application Hosting (MAH) service, key for government departments who may require bespoke solutions and external management in order to operate in a cost-efficient manner.

The G-Cloud programme is a government initiative committed to the adoption of cloud computing and delivering computing resources to departments across the country. Through this, it aims to deliver fundamental changes in the way the public sector procures and operates ICT – providing a multi-supplier framework that covers the processes of buying, managing and using cloud services.

With only 39% of those who registered for the G-Cloud accreditation successful in their bid, the strength of Claranet’s bid lies in our reputation for delivering reliable and effective infrastructure and platform services – whilst adhering to the stringent regulations of the public sector.

We are delighted to be part of the accreditation scheme for the G-Cloud, and means that we can provide cloud services to UK governmental departments. Our Virtual Data Centre is built on principles of security and reliability, which are of paramount importance to any government department.

Michel Robert, managing director at Claranet UK