Skyscape’s customers to benefit from savings of 50% per year, with reductions applied retrospectively from 1st August 2015
Skyscape has reduced the price of its Compute-as-a-Service storage offering by over 70 percent this year. On average, these latest pricing reductions could save Skyscape customers more than £9,000 per year, based on current consumption levels. The data storage provided as part of Skyscape’s Compute-as-a-Service solution is now being used to host over a petabyte (1 million gigabytes) of data, in addition to the many petabytes currently hosted on Skyscape’s Cloud Storage platform.
“Due to increasing demand from our UK public sector customers and our successful community of more than 160 partner organisations, the Skyscape assured cloud platform has achieved unprecedented scale,” said Simon Hansford, CEO of Skyscape Cloud Services. “We’re delighted that our continued growth and success means that we can pass on these economies of scale to our customers, many of which face significant budget cuts as part of the 2015 Spending Review.”
Skyscape’s new prices will make its services even more cost-effective for public sector organisations to store sensitive data, without compromising on security. The UK sovereign firm is one of the industry’s most highly-accredited cloud services providers and with only UK-based data centres, its customers’ data is never subject to foreign jurisdictional issues. Skyscape also continues to provide the cheapest connectivity options for data transfer between its platform and a customer’s environment – including free PSN connectivity – ensuring that not only is data stored securely but it doesn’t cost a fortune for customers to access it.
Hansford continued: “We’re committed to delivering demonstrable value to our customers and have always offered genuine pay-by-the-hour consumption pricing models as standard. Thanks to our growth – which has been accelerated by the opportunities afforded to SMEs by initiatives such as the G-Cloud Framework – this latest wave of cost reductions is the seventh we’ve been able to pass on to our customers since we first launched our services on the first G-Cloud iteration in 2012.”
Skyscape recently announced that it is embarking on an aggressive recruitment drive to support the company’s expansion in the UK public sector market. Further information can be found on the Skyscape careers page atwww.skyscapecloud.com/careers.
About Skyscape Cloud Services
Skyscape’s assured cloud solutions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay-by-the-hour consumption models. As a UK SME, Skyscape has won a number of high-profile contracts via the G-Cloud Framework and through its large number of channel partners that embed Skyscape’s cloud platform in their solutions.
Skyscape’s full range of services are Pan Government Accredited (PGA) up to IL3, hence suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE) and connected to government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3 health network and others. Its services are delivered with leading technologies from the Skyscape Cloud Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres.