iomart Expands UK Cloud, Colocation Services as part of G-Cloud 4 Initiative

By Laura Stotler

iomart Group is expanding its cloud and colocation hosting offerings for the U.K. public sector. The service provider was chosen to take part in G-Cloud 4, the fourth version of the pre-approved group of cloud ICT suppliers serving the U.K. government.

The company is offering provisioning of private and hybrid cloud solutions as part of the G-Cloud CloudStore catalog and will also provide data center and colocation services. The services are classed as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in the catalog.

iomart was accredited for those sections earlier in the year when the MSP was chosen to take part in G Cloud iii. G-Cloud 4 was announced in August, and the G-Cloud initiative is designed to furthering the adoption of cloud computing and delivery of cloud computing resources. The program enables a new way of procuring and operating ICT for the public sector by fostering a dynamic supplier marketplace that supports emerging technologies and suppliers. The initiative is also committed to meeting environmental and sustainability goals.

"As cloud becomes the de facto delivery mechanism for IT services, we are finding that public sector organizations are being much more specific about the type of cloud hosting services they are seeking from the G Cloud catalogue,” said Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group. “We have expanded our range to reflect the significant expertise we have in these areas.”

"In addition, we have also been accredited for data center and colocation services, ensuring that we can offer prospective public sector clients the opportunity to utilize our nationwide estate of eight data center locations and pan U.K. fiber network,” he added. “This is particularly important as more and more government organizations are seeking IT outsourcing disaster recovery and off-site storage solutions with trusted suppliers."

iomart touts itself as a one-stop shop from the ground to the cloud, and has points of presence in the US, Dubai and Singapore in addition to its eight U.K. data centers. Facilities are designed to handle large-scale virtualization as well as big data analytics, distributed storage and multi-site disaster recovery.

The MSP also owns and manages its own fiber network, enabling fast connections and the ability to move massive amounts of data at high speeds. The network spans 1,860 km and links six iomart data center locations.

Edited by Alisen Downey

MSPToday Contributing Editor

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