Outsourcery's O-Cloud platform has been certified to run government classified information at OFFICIAL and OFFICAL SENSITIVE over the Internet.
This gives Outsourcery CESG Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) (formerly IL2) to meet data sovereignty and security specifications for the public sector.
Public sector organisations, such as local authorities, government bodies and 'blue-light' and emergency services, shopping on the government's Digital Marketplace will now be able to procure Outsourcery's cloud services, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and a full suite of hosted Microsoft applications delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), including Exchange, Lync and Dynamics CRM.
Outsourcery will be the first Microsoft-focused CSP capable of offering enterprise grade cloud-based Lync with full native enterprise voice from a PGA accredited platform - a platform which is already used by several FTSE-100 companies.
Piers Linney, Co-CEO of Outsourcery, commented: "The recent techUK manifesto for growth and jobs 2015-2020 highlighted the importance of the IT industry's role in increasing productivity and boosting the economic success of the UK, and the digitisation of the public sector is a key part of this. To achieve this, public sector organisations need access to services that are reliable, familiar, but most importantly, meet data sovereignty specifications.
"By taking the necessary steps to obtain the Pan Government Accredited (PGA) classification, we are aiming to support this - we offer a full suite of IaaS and SaaS solutions built on Microsoft technology and delivered from our O-Cloud platform, which is housed in datacenters based in the UK. We are the only supplier of cloud-based voice-enabled enterprise Lync that is PGA accredited for OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL SENSITIVE."