Onyx Group Named Public Sector Cloud Supplier
2nd March 2015
Data Centre and Cloud specialists Onyx Group, who have a £2m Yorkshire Data Centre in Manvers, have been named as one of the cloud computing suppliers to the government.
In a move that aims to create a user-friendly, one-stop shop for procuring cloud services, the government's G-Cloud initiative has presented the new digital marketplace, an online store where public sector organisations can go to buy cloud services. As part of the restructure, Onyx Group have been listed as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and specialist cloud services supplier to the UK public sector. 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, encouraging public sector bodies to purchase commodity cloud-based IT products through their digital marketplace. It is believed that the new structure will continue to provide a more cost-effective and clearer way for government organisations to procure cloud services. The company's Yorkshire Data Centre, one of eleven sites throughout the country, offers businesses access to a 250-seat workplace recovery centre, alongside a 320 rack Data Centre. From this site, Onyx can deliver Cloud hosting and backup, colocation, IT support and security. Neil Stephenson, CEO of Onyx group, said: -I am delighted that Onyx have been awarded a place as a supplier and we feel the G-Cloud framework is ideal for public sector bodies looking to enhance their IT performance. -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. The news comes soon after Onyx Group's acquisition of Knowledge IT, a £10m move that established the company as one of the UK's leading providers of IT services. The acquisition has bolstered Onyx Group's existing infrastructure and cloud offering and will play a key role towards achieving Onyx's ambitious plans to become a national £100 million revenue IT support and services business in the next five years. With the ability to offer a complete and comprehensive cloud offering via their ISO 27001-accredited UK Data Centres, the cloud hosting & backup experts will be looking forward to working alongside more public sector bodies throughout 2015. Onyx Group is listed on the G-Cloud VI framework as an IaaS and specialist cloud services supplier. To find out how this could benefit your organisation, contact us at http://onyx.net/services/cloud-hosting.