Crown Commercial Service |
A partnership between Crown Commercial Service, GDS, Cabinet Office and a high tech SME is changing the way the public sector securely stores its data - supporting the delivery of efficient, effective public services, from modestly-sized local government bodies to big departments.
Technology parks in Wiltshire and Hampshire house data storage facilities run by Crown Hosting Data Centres - initially established by the Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service (GDS) in March 2015 as a joint venture with Ark Data Centres, a technology SME based in Corsham, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Public bodies procure storage space in the facilities through a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) procurement framework - utilising the combined purchasing power of large central government departments and the wider public sector to deliver a groundbreaking, best value and highly secure solution with huge potential for upscaling.
The facilities provide secure data storage to some of the largest government departments, as well as an increasing number of local councils, blue light agencies and NHS Trusts - delivering significant end-user benefits on cost and service quality while ensuring that public sector data is protected by the latest in energy efficient, sustainable and secure technology.