Skyscape delivers hybrid cloud solutions for UK public sector

Skyscape Cloud Services has said it is leveraging VMware vCloud Connector to enable customers to securely connect their existing virtualised environments to Skyscape’s Assured Cloud Platform for the UK Public Sector.  This will give customers the option to scale their available computing capacity up or down according to changes in business demand by utilising Skyscape’s Pan Government Accredited (PGA) cloud as and when required.

With vCloud Connector, VMware’s customers will be able to extend their on-premise networks into Skyscape’s Cloud, ensuring that extra capacity is readily available.  For instance, if an application begins to run slowly due to increased activity, Skyscape’s platform will accommodate this burst of activity.

According to Nick James, Vice President at Capgemini: “The VMware vCloud Connector will enable UK public sector customers to use the cloud in a truly agile, secure and cost effective way, and this is something we genuinely applaud.”

VMware vCloud Connector enables customers to make the most of hybrid cloud computing environments, allowing organisations to quickly and reliably transfer workloads between their connected clouds.  During this process, customers can maintain full control over the movement of applications through an easy to use, single pane of glass interface.  This will provide VMware vCloud Connector customers with a central management portal, integrated within the customer’s vCenter management consoles, through which they will be able to control their in-house virtualised environment as well as those running in the Skyscape Cloud.

Skyscape provides a range of cloud computing services dedicated to the UK public sector, delivered with technologies from Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Continuity.

Skyscape is currently working on over 100 projects across central government, local authorities, police, healthcare and other publicly funded bodies.


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