VCE Vblock Systems Selected As Converged Infrastructure For New GOV.UK Website
Skyscape Cloud Services to Deploy Multiple Vblock Systems as Part of New UK
Public Sector Contract
RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013
RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VCE, the leader in converged
cloud infrastructure systems, today announced that VCE™ Vblock™ Systems are
serving as the IT infrastructure supporting GOV.UK, a newly launched United
Kingdom government web site.
Skyscape Cloud Services – a VCE, VMware, Cisco and EMC partner – was named
primary contractor for hosting the site by the UK's Government Digital
Service. VCE Vblock Systems are being deployed in UK-based data centers in
support of a major digital services effort that hosts a variety of
departmental websites, expands digital services and is expected to result in
substantial taxpayer savings.
VCE Vblock Systems bring together leading cloud infrastructure, server,
networking and storage technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC into a single
intelligent, secure converged infrastructure system with seamless support.
Ten of the world's top 15 telecommunications companies utilize Vblock Systems
and over 600 customers worldwide have deployed Vblock Systems. Skyscape
utilizes Vblock Systems as part of its catalogue of UK sovereign services
designed for the public sector, including IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service),
PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), with leading
service level agreements aligned to business and organizational requirements.
Philip Dawson, CEO, Skyscape Cloud Services
"VCE Vblock Systems enable us to quickly deploy a scalable, flexible and
secure IT infrastructure as a service based on industry leading technologies
from VMware, Cisco and EMC. Vblock Systems are designed for the most
demanding workloads, which will allow Skyscape to meet the demanding service
level agreements required for GOV.UK and other important public sector
projects we support."
Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, VCE
"Pre-engineered and workload optimized VCE Vblock Systems offer partners like
Skyscape the fastest and most efficient path to implementing secure, high
performance, mission-critical cloud infrastructures, ideal for enterprise and
government initiatives. With Vblock Systems as a foundation,Skyscape is able
to focus on developing and rapidly deploying services to their customers
versus building infrastructure, greatly accelerating customer value."
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VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel,
accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing
models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market
for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock System, delivers the industry's
first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability.
VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner
network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and
application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business
innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.
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