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YPO sets up data storage procurement framework


Mark Say Managing Editor

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Public sector buying organisation YPO has launched its new Data Centres, Maintenance, Cloud Hosting and Security framework.

YPO, which is owned by 13 local authorities in the Yorkshire region, said the framework has been created to ensure data can be stored compliantly and accessed across several locations – on or off premise or in the cloud.

It comprises 29 suppliers and 12 lots: facility maintenance; design; audit and consultancy; cloud, cloud services and hosting; build including modular and installation services; managed service; business continuity and disaster workplace recovery; education services; colocation and shared hosting; data security solutions; and network connectivity services.

Sarah Sesum, ICT category manager at YPO, said: “We’re excited to be bringing the latest data technology to the public sector and know the significant benefits this can bring.

“Organisations in local government and education sectors will often naturally span large estates so it is integral that their data can be stored effectively and can be accessed in a timely manner. Working closely with our supplies, we intend to provide tailored data solutions for many years to come.”

The value of the framework, which is set to run until July 2023, has been estimated at £400 million.

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