G-Cloud 9: 10 Cloud Direct services now available

G-Cloud 9: 10 Cloud Direct services now available

The Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has awarded On Direct Business Services Limited, which trades as Cloud Direct, 10 areas where the business can supply cloud solutions on G-Cloud 9, the UK government’s digital marketplace.

Cloud Direct, the cloud services provider (CSP), helps government organisations move to the cloud for increased security, productivity and agility. Organisations that benefit from G-Cloud 9 include central and local government, health services, education services, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations. They can now buy the following 10 cloud services from Cloud Direct:

  1. Cloud Hosting - Cloud Direct Azure Site Recovery

Cloud Direct Azure Site Recovery supports business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategies, keeping apps and data safe and available during planned and unplanned downtime.

  1. Cloud Hosting - Cloud Direct Managed Backup

Cloud Direct’s managed cloud backup allows government bodies to protect their growing data volumes securely while meeting business and regulatory demands for data availability and recoverability. It works with all operating systems and platforms, and can recover critical data within individual databases, mailboxes or cluster nodes.

  1. Cloud Hosting - Cloud Direct Disaster Recovery as a Service

Cloud Direct Disaster Recovery as a Service provides peace of mind for all types and sizes of organisations - in the event of a disaster, planned or unplanned event, they can access their data via secure, VPN from Cloud Direct’s UK datacentre.

  1. Cloud Software - Cloud Direct Microsoft Office 365

Cloud Direct Office 365 gives organisation secure, anywhere access to professional email, shared calendars, instant messaging, video conferencing and document collaboration to project management and company analytics. It boosts productivity and enriches customer service, while staff can work from anywhere – in the office, on the move or at home.

  1. Cloud Support - Cloud Direct Email Migration to Office 365

Cloud Direct Email Migration to Office 365 moves government bodies to the cloud – securely and quickly. Our seven-stage email migration path leads organisations through the whole journey – from the initial analysis of their existing IT infrastructure and business goals to a final review of their migration experience and new services.

  1. Cloud Hosting - Cloud Direct Endpoint Protection

Cloud Direct Endpoint Protection securely backs up and recovers mobile device data without hampering end-user productivity. Automatic backups run in the background to strict RPOs, protecting data down to one minute intervals. Users can recover their own files, without the need of a help desk, although Cloud Direct can provide 24/7/365 support.

  1. Cloud Software - Cloud Direct Enterprise Mobility and Security

Cloud Direct Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) allows employees to work on their favourite devices and apps while the business maintains control over who has access to business resources and over which devices – with peace of mind that business data is always protected.

  1. Cloud Software - Cloud Direct Skype for Business as a Service

Hosted cloud-based Microsoft Skype for Business from DCG, a Cloud Direct company, is an enterprise–ready unified communications platform that connects people everywhere as part of their everyday productivity experience, providing a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, HD video and meetings.

  1. Cloud Support - Cloud Direct Cloud Backup Reporting as a Service

Government bodies can streamline auditing and compliance reporting with standardised, automated data collection – even across a heterogeneous backup environment. Cloud Direct Cloud Backup Reporting Service (RaaS) identifies at-risk data and eliminates "false positives". Our high-definition analytics provide real-time insights to easily identify backup failures and trends.

  1. Cloud Hosting - Cloud Direct MPLS IP VPN as a Service

Cloud Direct MPLS IP-VPN is a low-cost, highly secure and reliable enterprise networking solution that enables companies to connect to multiple, geographically dispersed sites. It's a high quality, high performance private cloud solution that enhances operational efficiency and business activity in a cost effective and flexible manner.

Brett Raynes, founder and CEO of Cloud Direct, said: “We’ve been working with government organisations for some years now and it’s actually saved their skin in some instances, so it’s great to see so many more public bodies embracing cloud technologies. For example, if London & Continental Railways (LCR), one of our biggest government-funded customers, hadn’t moved to the cloud before the Holborn fire of April 2015, they would never have been back to business as usual the following the day.”

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