British cloud hosting firm UKFast is anticipating a doubling of its public sector business for the second year in a row, as confidence in the cloud grows. By 2020, it expects Government and public sector business to make up 10% of its overall revenue.
UKFast’s public sector clients now include the Cabinet Office, MoD, NHS Trusts, healthcare software providers and a growing number of police forces, including Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary, for which UKFast is providing a cloud-based software as a service platform.
Head of UKFast Public Sector Steve Jewell said: “We’ve invested significantly in the last year to build dedicated and compliant environments for different sectors, including the police network and the new Health and Social Care Network (HSCN). We’re now delivering services via eCloud to most of the UK police forces in one guise or another. Working with software suppliers to bring cloud-delivered services to end users is ultimately more efficient and saves the taxpayer money.”
He added: “HCSN is another major growth area. We’ve got client solutions running on our HSCN-connected cloud already, but organisations are only just getting to grips with the new network and what it can do, so we expect activity to really ramp up through HSCN in the next 18 months.”