Oracle is throwing its weight behind G-Cloud by opening a datacentre dedicated to hosting cloud services which can be procured through the initiative.
Speaking at its Cloud World event yesterday, Oracle confirmed the facility will open somewhere in the Thames Valley in July this year, and is set to create a wave of new jobs in the area.
The facility's launch represents what Oracle describes as the growing demand for cloud-based services, and will be compliant to Business Impact Level 3 – the required classification for holding restricted information.
G-Cloud welcomed a new batch of suppliers this month as the third iteration of the initiative launched and analyst Ovum claimed the project led to a 50 per cent increase in the number of successful applications for government business.
Oracle's cloud offering is used daily by more than 25 million users across more than 10,000 organisations, and it describes the UK government as one of its largest customers.
Oracle president Mark Hurd said:"Oracle is committed to working with public administrations around the world as they seek to provide quality and affordable services to their citizens.
"We applaud the G-Cloud programme and believe it represents a significant step change in the provision of public sector IT services. We are delighted to bring our technology, applications and experience to the initiative and to make significant investments in the new datacentre and infrastructure."
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