We’re delighted to share the news that Sungard Availability Services was accepted onto the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework. Sungard AS services are also available on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework. This means public sector buyers looking to procure services will have access to our range of cloud, Hybrid IT and digital transformation services and solutions.

Through the G-Cloud 9 framework, we are providing a complete portfolio of its Cloud Hosting and Cloud Support services. The comprehensive services available include:

With security vulnerabilities making the headlines on a daily basis and the cyber threats facing public services greater than ever before, Sungard AS offers a host of cyber security services to assist customers with their IT security strategy, governance and operational demands such as penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.

The Sungard AS Government Cloud service conforms to UK Government OFFICIAL data security standards, following the 14 cloud security principles as laid out by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This means any application or data that is marked OFFICIAL can run and be processed in Sungard AS’ Government Cloud Service without having to go through lengthy compliance checks. This accelerates the rollout of applications’ time to market and provides infrastructure for government bodies running services that need to conform to these standards.

Hosted within resilient UK data centres, Sungard AS’ Government Cloud service is supported by a dedicated UK Sovereign security-cleared operations team. Through the combination of consultation, cyber mitigation and complete Hybrid IT services, Sungard AS can ensure that customers and partners using its services and solutions are fully prepared to deliver the secure and robust services required for the public sector.

The latest submissions for acceptance onto the G-Cloud 9 and Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 frameworks were subjected to even more rigorous processes than in previous years.

Our continued success is testament to the breadth and depth of our portfolio - the government cloud that enables data sovereignty and security; our long experience of supporting hybrid IT and availability solutions; our digital transformation credentials and the consulting-led approach that enables customers to implement the optimum cloud and digital strategies to meet business outcomes.

Commenting on the news, Keith Tilley, EVP and vice chair, Sungard Availability Services said: “The demand for information availability within the public sector is just as high as it is for private enterprises. Citizens can't wait, operations can't slow and services can't falter. With the public sector facing even greater challenges than ever before, the need for resilient, reliable and cost-effective digital services has never been greater. But with the IT landscape becoming more complex and legacy IT potentially holding back innovation across all aspects of industry, digital transformation in the public sector isn’t straightforward.

“We’re delighted that our 35 years of experience in providing complex and vendor-neutral Hybrid IT services, combined with our full range of cloud hosting, support and transformation services has been accepted onto the G-Cloud 9 framework.”

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