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New Managed Cloud Services from iomart on G-Cloud 8

16th August 2016 · Press Releases

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The demand by the UK public sector for a full road map of services to help its move to the cloud has led iomart to add a new wide-ranging suite of managed cloud services on G-Cloud 8.

Managed Security Services, Managed Azure Cloud and AWS Security and Cost Management are now available to public sector organisations as part of the range of IaaS and specialist cloud services offered by iomart via the Digital Marketplace. The range of managed cloud services also covers Storage and Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Highlights of the range of services available on G-Cloud 8 from iomart include:

Managed Security Services

Our new portfolio of managed security services includes Managed Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Advanced Threat Detection, Email and Web Security, SIEM, Data Loss Prevention and Vulnerability Management.

Managed Azure Cloud

We can directly manage your complete Microsoft experience for a range of services, including Office 365 and the Azure Cloud suite of solutions, either as a stand-alone or a bespoke solution.

AWS Security & Cost Management

This allows public sector organisations to buy AWS through iomart without the need for a credit card and with invoicing in UK currency.

Controlling the services and costs for the hyper scale clouds of Microsoft Azure and AWS can be complex so in conjunction with iomart’s public cloud consultancy SystemsUp we can now offer simplified management across all your cloud services. SystemsUp specialises in using public cloud services to deliver business benefits to central and local government organisations.

Cloud Billing Management from SystemsUp

This consultancy service helps organisations obtain a ‘single pane of glass’ view of their cloud spend across multiple services. Cost optimisation and overspend alerts ensures organisations get value for money from multiple cloud providers.

iomart has also updated its storage and Disaster Recovery offerings on G-Cloud 8.

Storage as a Service

iomart delivers unlimited storage capacity automatically without the requirement to invest in hardware and software, greatly reducing an organisation’s capital expenditure. Storage as a Service is available from iomart in five key vendor solutions: EMC Atmos, Ctera, Panzura, OpenStack and File Sync & Share.

Disaster Recovery as a Service

iomart DRaaS is available in a range of fully scalable managed service solutions that provide offsite protection for both physical and virtual environments. The solution is built on industry-leading components from EMC, Zerto, VMware and Cisco, and is backed by iomart’s 24 x 7 support and SLAs.

Colin Love, Head of Public Sector for iomart, says, “The range of services we can offer through G-Cloud 8 means that we can take organisations in the public sector through their entire journey to the cloud from start to finish. That’s not something that many Cloud Service Providers are able to do. From initial consultancy to decide which cloud services are best for your needs, through the design and build, to implementation and ongoing management and billing, we have the expertise and skillset to provide everything needed.”

G-Cloud 8 is available via the government’s Digital Marketplace and is operated by the Crown Commercial Service. iomart has been a supplier on G-Cloud since its inception. iomart’s secure infrastructure, cloud and backup services carry formal Cabinet Office certification for PSN Connection Compliance and PSN Service Provision Compliance and can be accessed by PSN-connected public sector organisations.

iomart’s CloudSure environment also carries CESG Pan Government Accreditation for Private Cloud, Private Community Cloud or Public Cloud services.

To view the full suite of cloud services available to the public sector from iomart on G-Cloud 8 click here.

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