Government and Public Sector organisations increasingly face challenges to ensure that their IT works harder and further for less. According to Gartner, 451 Research and other industry bodies, increasing adoption of shared services through private, public and hybrid cloud computing is one of the main ways to help address the urgent digitisation of their application and data platforms.
With an established track record of offering successful data centre services directly to the Government, Public Sector and National Health Service organisations, VIRTUS is also pleased to work with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) through the UK Government G-Cloud initiative and is a registered supplier in the Cloud Hosting Service category.
The VIRTUS Managed Cloud Connect Infrastructure (VMCCI) agreement supports the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government.
VIRTUS’ provides customers with Managed Cloud Connect Infrastructure to meet their public, private and hybrid cloud business requirements. Services are provided via high availability Tier III data centres which support high density computing with an extensive cloud and network choice. Flexible commitment and contract terms designed to meet customer requirements.
The VMCCI service can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations. These services are underpinned by extensive certfications and accreditations, including ISO and BREEAM qualifications.
The VMCCI service is fully EU compliant and provides easy access to public, private and hybrid cloud services, saving your organisation time and money, whilst greatly assisting with the transition and migration from an on-premise IT deployment to an off-premise hybrid cloud solution.
We provide management information to help you manage your spend effectively and intelligently. The VIRTUS Intelligent Portal (VIP) is a web tool which offers customers the same level of control over their data centre deployment as if it was their own. The VIP is provided to all customers as part of their VIRTUS colocation solution, providing them with transparency of data with the VIRTUS industry recognised flexibility of service.
We also supply management information to CCS enabling them to identify further savings opportunities for the public sector.
About the Crown Commercial Service
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has brought together Government’s central commercial capability into a single organisation, amalgamating Government Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments.
CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operates as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Their remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.
The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.
With both service delivery and advisory capability, services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a true, single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.