September 23, 2013
Outsourcery Partners with Microsoft to Deploy IL3 Platform for UK Government
By Raju Shanbhag
As the UK government moves closer to implementing cloud technologies in its operations, various companies are seeing an opportunity to do long term business with the UK government.
Outsourcery plc will be using the company’s cloud operating systems network in partnership with Microsoft (News - Alert) to improve the offering of IL3 compliant cloud services. For UK government and commercial sector companies that have similar security needs, Outsourcery will offer a new platform that enhances secure cloud-based services.
Outsourcery is already ISO 27001 (Information Security) accredited and the company has the ability to deploy ‘IL2’ accredited solutions. The company is a recognized supplier to the Government Procurement Service, an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, through the G-Cloud Framework.
Outsourcery’s ‘O-Cloud’ platform will offer advanced unified communications facilities with features such as Exchange Server, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM and Lync Server. in the second phase, this offering will bring into play features such as data storage, archiving, backup, followed by services for Big Data analytics.
Unified Lync service from Outsourcery transforms normal communications into engaging and collaborative communications. The company makes use of its O-Cloud infrastructure with which users can access Unified Lync anywhere with an internet connection. It also offers a desktop client that helps in speeding up working processes.
“The deployment of an IL3 compliant version of our O-Cloud platform, powered by Microsoft, is a very significant development for Outsourcery and we expect it to represent a material revenue stream by the end of 2015,” said Piers Linney, Outsourcery’s Co-CEO. “We will provide the UK government (as well as security sensitive commercial sector organizations) the broadest offering of IL3 compliant and fully integrated cloud-based services available in the UK that will span platform, applications, unified communications and Big Data storage and analytics.”
Recently, the company was accepted into the U.K. government’s G-Cloud cloud computing network. Outsourcery’s offerings are mainly built on Microsoft infrastructure.
Edited by Ryan Sartor