Harrogate based Millennia Cloud Services Ltd is proud to announce that it has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud 12 framework providing services on an OPEX basis offering:
• Private/Hybrid (Multi-Cloud) Managed Cloud providing a choice of cloud
• Nutanix as a Service (NaaS) for users on Nutanix who wish to outsource the support
Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value, when procuring common goods and services. In 2019/20, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth over £1bn – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
The Government’s Cloud First Policy, launched in 2013, is still seen as a flagship technology policy but one size does not fit all solutions. Many government organisations are now developing a hybrid, multi-cloud strategy. The Government Digital Service (GDS) review of the Cloud First Policy found that organisations were concerned about lock-in within the public cloud. Millennia’s solution eliminates some of these issues in that it provides limitless scalability allowing the user to scale up and out or burst to the public cloud with no hidden extras or lock in.
Founded December 1997, Millennia is an expert in delivering complex cloud services to organisations where quality of service and reliability is essential. They are renowned for running the ticketing services for many of the Premier league football clubs along with theatres and other public attractions.
Commenting on the news, John Thorpe, Millennia’s Technical Director said “I’m so proud that our business has been named as a CCS supplier, honouring our staff and all their hard work. We look forward to helping UK Public Sector bodies manage their own cloud journey, many of whom have been challenged by the rapid move to home working and the need for services to be made available online in ever increasing numbers.We are open for business and would be delighted to speak to any Public Sector Managers looking for some expert help and support.”
Millennia was the first cloud provider in the UK to implement Nutanix in early 2014 in its UK data centres. Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) (a leader in the Gartner MQ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure) is used by the world’s most advanced data centres and has been adopted by several local authority bodies in the UK. Millennia is regarded as a leading industry expert in Nutanix technology.
A multi-cloud strategy provides a choice of cloud where the user decides the best location for all data. This enables the UK Public Sector and Higher Education to deliver cutting edge digital services. The public sector is harnessing Nutanix to optimise legacy infrastructure and deliver a seamless journey from on-premise to private and public cloud.
As a CCS supplier, Millennia Cloud will deliver the simplicity and agility of public cloud with the performance, security and control of private cloud on an OPEX basis and through its 24×7 support ensure that the infrastructure becomes invisible.
Cyril VanAgt, Senior Director, Channel Sales – EMEA at Nutanix, said: “Millennia is a longterm Nutanix partner, and was the first cloud provider in the UK to implement Nutanix. Being named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud 12 framework is a key development for the team, and means that it can work with UK public sector organisations to deliver effective multi-cloud strategies that support their digital services – both now and in the future – underpinned by Nutanix technologies. Furthermore, this achievement reflects how Millennia and Nutanix’s skills and solutions complement each other to bring the advantages of the cloud to the public sector, while making it more agile and secure than ever.”