London – 7th March 2017 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, today welcomes the launch of the innovative G-Cloud 9 tender, and is actively recruiting new channel partners to collaborate on new public sector business via the Framework’s latest iteration.
UKCloud has offered its range of cloud solutions via G-Cloud since the Framework first went live in 2012. As the acknowledged leader in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in Lot 1, the firm’s credentials and expertise are second to none when it comes to supporting partners make great G-Cloud submissions that stand out from the competition.
“As a longstanding ardent G-Cloud supporter and supplier, having sold our cloud services through the Framework since the very beginning, we’re fully committed to helping new partners on-board and continuing our extensive support for our existing partners,” said Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud.
UKCloud launched a new channel partner programme in November 2016, which offers both new and existing partners increased support with access to considerable technical, marketing and sales expertise, giving them the best possible chance of success. In fact, UKCloud partners are more than three times as likely to achieve sales through the Framework than other suppliers. To date, UKCloud has helped approximately 120 partner organisations onto the G-Cloud Framework and the company has supported more than 465 partner projects across the UK public sector.
“We expect G-Cloud 9 to be the best iteration yet, thanks to the extensive consultations carried out by the Government Digital Service and Crown Commercial Service,” Hansford added. “ G-Cloud 9 has a renewed emphasis on suppliers’ security credentials, improves the buyer journey through granular service categorisation, and has easy to understand terms and conditions, which are still robust. We expect these innovative changes to attract even more buyers than before, from a wider range of market sectors than before”.
“With more than 230 like-minded channel partners and hundreds of successful joint projects to date, we’re committed to continuing this momentum. Our channel partner programme has always been a vital part of our business model and we look forward to achieving further collaborations via G-Cloud 9.”
IT companies seeking to break into the UK public sector market must be familiar with and overcome very specific requirements when it comes to assurance, connectivity and commercial governance. UKCloud partners not only benefit from the firm’s fully accredited platform, but also have access to a dedicated G-Cloud 9 check list, a free ‘How to Submit’ guide and a Q&A forum, which provides detailed help and support around achieving the necessary security credentials, and answering the extensive security questions which are part of the submission process for G-Cloud 9.
The combination of a range of solutions designed specifically for UK public sector requirements, together with exceptional compliance, service performance and support credentials, confirm UKCloud’s unique position to support public sector digital transformation and its customers who deliver critical services to citizens. UKCloud also provides unbeatable value for money, having recently announced its tenth round of price reductions, with significant price drops across its Cloud Storage and Enterprise Compute Cloud, which coincided with price hikes elsewhere in the industry.
For more information about partnering with UKCloud on G-Cloud 9, please visit: http://info.ukcloud.com/g9
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