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For more details of public sector clients who have trusted us with their data, please take a look at some of our case studies.

Derby City Council

“Efficiency, enthusiasm and energy” combine as Crown Hosting collaborate with Derby City Council (DCC) to oversee their alignment with the UK Government’s Cloud First Policy.

Working closely with DCC, Crown Hosting implements the UK Government’s Cloud First Policy, driving efficiencies in both cost and performance. Despite DCC’s concerns about their legacy IT estate and the complexity of the Government IT framework itself, Crown Hosting’s excellent service, clarity and flexibility allowed them to establish a hybrid Cloud and legacy systems migration. This offers continual contractual review and flexibility as well as DCC expecting to break even within 24 months (notwithstanding the migration costs).

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Department of Work and Pensions

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) teams up with Crown Hosting as part of the Cloud First strategy to facilitate a migration to a more efficient, cost-effective and digitalised state.

As the largest business transformation project in Europe of its time, this digital conversion of DWP’s data utilised 156.151 kilometres of copper cabling and 54.271 kilometres of fibre optic cabling during the onboarding process. 50 million lines of code were used to rationalise DWP’s outdated legacy systems, which streamlined day-to-day operations and consequently offers a more energy effective, user-friendly service to the public.

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Genomics England

Crown Hosting teams up with Genomics England, offering the correct data storage solution and assisting with the development of their flagship genome sequencing programme.

Genomics England was established in 2012 by the Department of Health (DoH) to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project, which aims to lay the foundations for genetic research and help provide answers to the genetic causes of many diseases. To house 100,000 human genome sequences requires c10 terabytes of storage capacity, so creating a suitable data storage strategy solution presented a challenge. However, Crown Hosting offered efficient assistance by dealing with both the volume and security level of this data with due diligence and flawless project management.

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NHS Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Luton ICT

Crown Hosting step in to “deliver the art of the impossible” via the simple, pre-procured Crown Hosting Framework, ensuring that NHS Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Luton ICT Shared Services (HBL) offers a more reliable and secure service to its patients.

Providing IT services to 210 GP practices, 9,000 users and 122 sites, HBL’s previous infrastructure was costing them money and presenting bi-weekly major incidents. Crown Hosting offered a clear framework including a transparent pricing plan, flexibility and security; all with 24/7 support available. This reliability in infrastructure means that the end user (patients needing care) can have confidence that they’re using a robust, flexible and dependable service.

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NHS Health Research Authority

The Health Research Authority (HRA) continues to thrive with Crown Hosting.

Established in 2011, the HRA exists to provide a unified national system for the governance of health research. In 2017, the HRA took the decision to source a technology partner that could operate within Crown Hosting’s premises. More specifically, it was looking for a partner with flexible commercial terms, who could offer a highly secure solution as well as a responsive support service and cost savings. Using a procured Managed Service Provider (MSP), the Crown Hosting team were able to facilitate a seamless transition across to one of their data centres.

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Office for National Statistics

Crown Hosting heads up digitalisation of the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) legacy data.

Both Crown Hosting’s pricing structure and strategic alignment gave the ONS incentive to leave their previous data centre provider. The process was so uncomplicated that the ONS decided to allocate more racks than originally specified and have been particularly impressed by the fantastic level of service provided by the Crown Hosting team, the flexibility extended during the implementation process and the excellent value for money.

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UK Shared Business Services

It's just a data centre move, right?!

UKSBS become the first public sector organisation to realise the benefits of Framework II, as Crown Hosting oversee the relocation of UKSBS' data centres in just 55 hours.

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