Lanarkshire-based DataVita has announced its inclusion on the Scottish Government’s new Cloud Services Framework.
Through the framework, the tech firm will enable public sector organisations – including local authorities, education providers, the NHS and emergency services, and the third sector – access to a range of cloud services delivered via DataVita’s purpose-built, Uptime Institute Tier III certified data centre, which is powered by 100% green energy.
Recognised internationally, the Uptime Institute accreditation is the IT industry's most trusted and adopted global standard for data centre operations and design. DataVita operates the only Uptime Institute Tier III certified constructed facility in Scotland.
The new cloud services framework supports the Scottish Government’s digital strategy and the services outlined include public and private cloud, colocation, hybrid cloud, community cloud and cloud transition services.
Through a competitive tender process, DataVita has proven to align with the framework’s key objectives including maximising efficiency, collaboration, demonstrating value for money, embedding sustainable procurement and improving access to the latest cloud services.
Supporting its place on the framework, DataVita also plans to create a dedicated public sector data hall, allowing for increased security and easier collaboration between organisations in the sector, as well as bespoke public and private cloud hosting services.
Danny Quinn, managing director of DataVita said, “We are proud to be working with a number of public bodies already; however, inclusion in this new framework will be invaluable in helping to increase the opportunities for DataVita, as an SME competing in the public sector.
“Given the sensitive nature of some of the data held in the public sector, as well as the regulatory requirements around its control, we have decided to introduce a dedicated data hall, which will allow public sector organisations to benefit from a number of unique, advanced controls.
“We hope this will support secure and seamless collaboration between departments, while achieving maximum efficiencies for our customers.”