London – 19 February 2013 - Six Degrees Group (6DG), a provider of integrated managed data services, today announces that it has won its first contract with a UK public sector organisation after being awarded G-Cloud Certification. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) procured the managed cloud hosting service from 6DG via the G-Cloud Cloudstore.
The HPA is a government department of about 3500 staff based in four offices across the UK. Its primary goal is to protect the public from serious health risks including diseases and environmental hazards. It does this by providing advice and information to the general public, health professionals, and to national and local government. The cloud solution provided by 6DG will be used to host a variety of informational websites.
Using the G-Cloud framework, the HPA started to research the Government’s certified list of suppliers. It was looking for a provider that could supply a reliable, robust, always available managed cloud hosting solution for its 16 public facing educational microsites. 6DG offered the HPA resilience and security features, bolstered by the ability to expand availability and bandwidth instantly to respond to spikes in site traffic.
Mike Ing, group business operations director, Six Degrees Group, said: “The G-Cloud framework means local and national government departments will be able to move away from large costly contracts and open up procurement to flexible, innovative service providers. We are delighted to now be G-Cloud Certified. It is fantastic to see Government departments sourcing leading-edge solutions from cloud hosting providers like 6DG.”
For further information please visit www.6dg.co.uk
About Six Degrees Group
Six Degrees Group is a privately owned managed data services provider serving UK mid-market and corporate customers. The Group has a converged services portfolio – including data centre, connectivity, voice and cloud offerings – designed to help companies meet the challenges of a connected, always-on world.
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