GMS Cloud has been Accepted onto the G-Cloud 9 Framework

G-Cloud 9 is now live with nearly 3000 suppliers included on the framework as the Crown Commercial Service (CSS) pushes forward with significant reforms to the procurement agreement it first launched in 2012.

The aim is to make it easier for public sector organisations to find and make use of cloud services.

Vendors have welcomed the new features, which include the ability for public sector businesses to search for companies best suited to their needs, rather than having to trawl through hundreds of suppliers with mismatched offerings.

GMS Cloud is available once more through the digital marketplace, having previously been part of a G-Cloud framework every calendar year since its inception.

“As a committed supporter of G-Cloud, we welcome the latest iteration, which promises to be the best yet, thanks to the comprehensive consultation process undertaken by the Government Digital Service and Crown Commercial Service,” said Jonathan Joseph, head of new business development at GMS.

“As a supplier to the Framework since the very beginning, we are delighted to be releasing our new and enhanced service offering on the innovative new G-Cloud 9.”

Part of this new and enhanced offering will be cloud storage, with the release of GMS Drive, soon to be available through Webspace. The Drive feature increases what you can accomplish with the GMS Cloud service, giving you access your stored documents wherever you are, and improving your ability to accomplish tasks. You can upload and store all of your files safely and securely: photos, videos, documents, PDFs and more. 10GB of storage comes standard with the GMS Cloud package, with the option to scale up as required.

GMS Cloud has previously proven to be a valuable asset to public sector organisations, and there are high hopes that sales could so much as double over the course of this current framework, which is set to run until June 2018. As Mr Joseph concludes, “G-Cloud allows us to extend our reach to a very wide public sector audience, and we know our offering can be an asset to any business. But the exposure is key.”