VCE Vblock Systems Selected As Converged Infrastructure For New GOV.UK Website

Skyscape Cloud Services to Deploy Multiple Vblock Systems as Part of New UK Public Sector Contract

Jan 28, 2013, 04:00 ET from VCE

RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VCE, the leader in converged cloud infrastructure systems, today announced that VCE™ Vblock™ Systems are serving as the IT infrastructure supporting GOV.UK, a newly launched United Kingdom government web site. 


Skyscape Cloud Services – a VCE, VMware, Cisco and EMC partner – was named primary contractor for hosting the site by the UK's Government Digital Service. VCE Vblock Systems are being deployed in UK-based data centers in support of a major digital services effort that hosts a variety of departmental websites, expands digital services and is expected to result in substantial taxpayer savings.

VCE Vblock Systems bring together leading cloud infrastructure, server, networking and storage technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC into a single intelligent, secure converged infrastructure system with seamless support.  Ten of the world's top 15 telecommunications companies utilize Vblock Systems and over 600 customers worldwide have deployed Vblock Systems. Skyscape utilizes Vblock Systems as part of its catalogue of UK sovereign services designed for the public sector, including IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), with leading service level agreements aligned to business and organizational requirements.

Supporting Quotes:

Philip Dawson, CEO, Skyscape Cloud Services
"VCE Vblock Systems enable us to quickly deploy a scalable, flexible and secure IT infrastructure as a service based on industry leading technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC.  Vblock Systems are designed for the most demanding workloads, which will allow Skyscape to meet the demanding service level agreements required for GOV.UK and other important public sector projects we support."

Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, VCE
"Pre-engineered and workload optimized VCE Vblock Systems offer partners like Skyscape the fastest and most efficient path to implementing secure, high performance, mission-critical cloud infrastructures, ideal for enterprise and government initiatives.  With Vblock Systems as a foundation, Skyscape is able to focus on developing and rapidly deploying services to their customers versus building infrastructure, greatly accelerating customer value."

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VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock System, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.

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