Crown Hosting Data Centres: Supporting the Public Sector’s digital evolution
A greater number of public sector organisations, including Central and Local Government, are now expected to switch their data centre requirements to the Crown Hosting Framework following the move from the Government Digital Service (GDS) to Crown Commercial Services (CCS). CCS became the new custodian of the Framework Authority of…
March 17, 2017 | Latest NewsRead More
Crown Hosting Data Centres 1 year on: service without compromise, delivering success at scale
In March 2015, the Crown Hosting Data Centres framework was formally added to the Digital Marketplace – and since then all central government departments, arm’s length bodies, the wider public sector and charities have been able to buy physical colocation data centre space for their legacy systems. In just one…
March 17, 2016 | BlogRead More
Crown Hosting Data Centres 1 year on: success at scale
It’s a year since the Crown Hosting Data Centres framework was formally added to the Digital Marketplace. Since then, all central government departments, arm’s length bodies, the wider public sector and charities have had a single unified framework from which to buy data centre space for their legacy systems. In…
March 17, 2016 | Latest NewsRead More
Getting to the Cloud – One Step at a Time
As a public sector organisation, getting to the Cloud can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. For one thing, you’re faced with the task of having to transform legacy apps that currently are not suitable for cloud – perhaps because of data sovereignty issues or security concerns – into cloud-ready…
February 8, 2016 | BlogRead More
What’s Your Refresh Strategy?
Enterprises must adopt a nimbler and shorter-term approach to data centre upgrades, so they can respond faster to changing market trends. That was the hard hitting message delivered by Gartner at its recent Datacentre Infrastructure and Operations Management summit held in London. According to Gartner, five-year strategies don’t work anymore….
February 3, 2016 | BlogRead More
What will 2016 bring?
It’s been nine months since the launch of Crown Hosting Data Centres – and what an exciting time it has been. With new customers signed up, and increasing interest from all areas of the public sector, we are looking forward to what 2016 will bring. As in all other industries,…
December 17, 2015 | BlogRead More
Whitehall IT chiefs open up about challenges of going cloud-first in central government
Whitehall technology chiefs have opened up about the impact the UK government’s 2013 cloud-first mandate has had on the way they approach IT procurement. The measure was introduced in May 2013 to accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies in Whitehall, and – in turn – encourage more central government departments to use…
November 23, 2015 | Latest NewsRead More
SMEs and Government: Working Better Together
Small and medium-sized IT companies are powering the UK’s economic recovery, as our country fast becomes a ‘tech nation’. Research from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) reveals that companies in the SME IT sector enjoyed an average year-on-year revenue growth of 350% between 2010 and 2014. It is a trend…
November 3, 2015 | BlogRead More
Government IT Leaders Tackle IT Challenges at DCD Europe
In partnership with Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited, DCD Europe brings together UK IT government leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of delivering and procuring IT services via shared data center facilities. The newly-established Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited, a joint venture between Ark Data Centres Limited and the…
October 21, 2015 | Latest NewsRead More
Thinking about Chill Out Options?
Loitering at 2-4 kW rack densities is no longer an option for many of today’s CIO and CTOs. Even simple blade chassis can use 8kW and three of them in one rack can generate 24kW of heat. But ramping up to survive a +20 kW server rack design means upping…
September 22, 2015 | BlogRead More