Cristie Approved for G-Cloud 7

Cristie are delighted to announce that we have been approved by Crown Commercial Services as a prime contractor and solution provider in the latest iteration of the Government Cloud Framework – G-Cloud 7.

Our processes, procedures and services have been assessed for suitability, security and value over the last 6 months and we are now able to offer two key services to the market through this Framework:

Cristie Cloud Backup

A pay-monthly per TB solution offering with short-term local retention and remote replication for long-term retention.  The service offers a seeding and secure data return option.

Cristie Nimble Storage Replication

A pay-monthly per TB solution offering replication for Nimble Storage customers.  The service offers a seeding option, along with in-built data analytics.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

By achieving the SaaS accreditation we are validating our commitment to security and accessibility with our Cloud Services, allowing new and existing customers to buy with confidence and simplicity.

All our solutions and services have been designed to address the data management and data protection challenges we see within Public Sector, at a competitive price point.  We continue to offer a consultative approach to sales, engaging with our clients to fully understand the requirements before making any recommendations.

About GCloud 7

Government frameworks are agreements between the government and suppliers. The basic terms of use are agreed by both parties following a formal Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) procurement process. This saves public sector organisations and suppliers the time and cost traditionally associated with individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a ‘call-off contract’ for each service procured through a framework.

The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services. G-Cloud services are divided into four lots:

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure is the hardware that makes software work. It’s the networks, hosting facilities and servers on which platforms and software depend. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is infrastructure you can order and run entirely over the internet, without having to pay for your own hardware.

Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service (PaaS) technologies are software platforms that provide a basis for building other services and applications. With PaaS, you can set up, order, pay for and manage platforms in the cloud.

Software as a Service

Software as a Service (SaaS) is an application or service that can be run over the internet or in the cloud. Examples of SaaS include web-based email services, customer relationship management (CRM) software and analytics tools.

Specialist Cloud Services

Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) support your transition to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Examples of SCS include cloud strategy, data transfer between providers or day-to-day support of cloud-based services.