Public sector organisations can get extended benefit from Redcentric's Cloud services provision as it has announced its inclusion on all four lots of the new G-Cloud 6 framework, called the Digital Marketplace. Redcentric, a leading cloud service provider, also welcomes the amendments to the framework, as it believes it will lead to more effective and fairer procurement and a better end user experience.
Redcentric, who was previously a supplier of Lots 1-3 on G-Cloud, has now been additionally authorised for Lot 4 to deliver Oracle-based consultancy services.
Following guidance from the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), Redcentric has also restructured its service definitions so that they are easier for the public sector to understand. It also makes it easier for them to efficiently source required services.
The Digital Marketplace demonstrates a revolution in cloud service procurement, as organisations can now search more easily for the specific cloud services they require. For example Redcentric's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will now be easier to find by simply searching for IaaS on the marketplace, rather than having to manually sift through the services of each provider.
Redcentric welcomes these marketplace developments since it believes it creates a more level playing field amongst providers on G-Cloud. The search improvements also help to reduce the use of biased internet searching for G-Cloud approved providers, ensuring that IT procurement officers are exposed to the services most appropriate to their needs.
Peter Nailer, spokesperson for Redcentric comments: "We're delighted to now be part of all four of the G-Cloud lots. Now that the search features for G-Cloud have been enhanced it is also much easier for public sector procurement managers to find cloud services that are relevant to their needs. This change is long overdue and will help to make the Digital Marketplace a fairer and more effective way to procure cloud services by making sure that buyers are presented with the best service providers to meet their needs rather than the largest or most sophisticated."
Redcentric has been a supplier of cloud services since the first iteration of G-Cloud. It has won clients such as HSCIC, Bridgewater Community NHS Healthcare Trust and East Lancashire Hospital Trust over the framework.