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Skyscape Cloud Services Scoops VMware UK & Ireland Partner Award

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Assured cloud services provider named VMware’s ‘vCloud Air Network Partner of the Year’

London – July 22, 2016 – Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has been announced as an award winner at the sixth annual VMware UK & Ireland Partner Recognition Dinner, which took place earlier this month. Skyscape walked away with the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network (vCAN) Partner of the Year award in recognition of its continued contribution to VMware’s ongoing success in the UK market.

“Skyscape has a long and successful track record of working closely with VMware to design, build and manage complex cloud platforms that meet the very specific needs of UK public sector organisations,” said Simon Hansford, CEO of Skyscape Cloud Services. “We are absolutely thrilled to have been formally recognised for our role in VMware’s success, and to have received this accolade from what is one of our most important and strategic partners.”

VMware is a key member of The Skyscape Cloud Alliance, which brings together best-of-breed technology vendors in order to deliver the end-to-end cloud platform which is Skyscape. Since its foundation in 2011, Skyscape has scaled to become one of the largest cloud platforms built on VMware and its latest next-generation cloud platform is leveraging the very latest VMware technology, including VMware NSX®. The company has also built up considerable in-house VMware technical expertise in order to deliver innovative cloud services to the UK public sector.

One example of an organisation that is benefitting from the close technical relationship between the two companies is Genomics England. Its high profile 100,000 Genomes Project – which is collecting and analysing data from some 70,000 patients and their families in order to improve the detection, diagnoses and treatment of rare diseases and cancers – relies on Skyscape’s highly scalable and secure Compute-as-a-Service solutions which are underpinned by VMware technology.

“The Genomics England project provides a great example of how Skyscape is collaborating with VMware to develop cloud services capable of supporting some of the most mission critical public sector projects taking place in the world today,” said Phil Croxford Director, Alliances & Channels, UK & Ireland at VMware. “Skyscape’s vision to deliver cloud services specifically designed for the UK public sector, plus its commitment to working in true partnership with us, has helped both companies prosper and grow. Skyscape is a very worthy award winner and a valued partner.”

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About Skyscape Cloud Services
Skyscape’s assured cloud solutions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay-by-the-hour consumption models. As a UK SME, Skyscape has won a number of high-profile contracts via the G-Cloud Framework and through its large number of channel partners that embed Skyscape’s cloud platform in their solutions.

Skyscape’s full range of services are Pan Government Accredited (PGA) up to IL3, hence suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE) and connected to government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3 health network and others. Its services are delivered with leading technologies from the Skyscape Cloud Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres.

Skyscape has been named a “Cool Vendor” by analyst firm, Gartner. To learn more about Skyscape, visit www.skyscapecloud.com or follow on twitter @skyscapecloud

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