December 18, 2013
Cloud Sherpas has been selected for the UK government G-cloud iv initiative. This will enable Cloud Sherpas to help more UK government agencies transition to and use cloud-based business software. Cloud Sherpas has been selected for the G-cloud iv Specialist Cloud Services category.
G-cloud was founded three years ago as part of the UK government’s ICT strategy. Public sector organizations can procure cloud software and services directly through the CloudStore, which today includes over 13,000 services from 1,183 suppliers in categories such as Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service and Specialist Cloud Services. According to a G-Cloud blog post from mid October, the G-Cloud Store had processed over 50 million GBP in sales, one of the highest monthly marks to date.
A global cloud advisory and technology services firm, Cloud Sherpas has experienced tremendous growth in the UK over the past year. The company, which offers a range of services built around enterprise cloud software products from salesforce.com, Google and ServiceNow, announced in September that it had over 70 full-time employees in the UK and planned to double that number within 12 months. Cloud Sherpas has contracts with dozens of UK enterprise clients. Selection for the G-cloud iv framework will enable the firm to grow its UK public sector business.
“Cloud Sherpas is very excited to have achieved this prestigious recognition and to expand our relationships with UK government agencies,” said Colin Robinson, VP Consulting at Cloud Sherpas. “There is a growing realization that cloud technologies can be leveraged effectively by government, and our experience with government agencies already in UK, Australia, and US has demonstrated how these technologies can be rapidly deployed. Participation within the G-cloud iv framework will make it simpler for government agencies to work with Cloud Sherpas.”