Business critical hosting
UK SBS is a company jointly owned by the seven UK Research Councils and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It exists to provide a range of business services to public sector organisations.
UK SBS wanted to reduce its dependency on its own data centre - shrinking its estate whilst managing costs by moving from a capital expenditure model (CapEx) to an operational expenditure model (OpEx).
Security and resilience were key criteria for UK SBS. Most of the information it holds is classified OFFICIAL and is business critical for the organisation. We therefore worked closely with the organisation to understand its requirements and develop a cloud strategy and roadmap, cloud design and provide security consultancy.
UK SBS benefit from our fully managed cloud services, as well as collocating in our UK data centre for managed disaster recovery.
The project has delivered a secure and resilient platform for the organisation’s business critical systems. It has also helped UK SBS change how it manages costs and has enabled IT staff to focus on delivering strategic value to the organisation instead of the day-to-day maintenance of the data centre.