Manchester firm Green Cloud Hosting land £200k NHS contract

Kamran Maqbool, owner of green cloud hosting

Manchester-based, Green Cloud Hosting has beaten stiff competition to land a prestigious contract with the NHS.
The contract, which starts immediately, is worth a minimum of £200,000 and is to provide an encrypted online data back-up service for more than 400 GP surgeries supported by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW).

Launched in 2011, Green Cloud currently helps more than 500 SMEs and public sector organisations run their businesses more flexibly, efficiently and securely via a full range of cloud computing services including business email, cloud servers, desktop access from anywhere, online back-up solutions and much more. This exciting contract is a further step towards the company’s challenging growth plans and their core aim of becoming the North West’s go to provider of cloud services for SMEs.

Kamran Maqbool, Managing Director of Green Cloud Hosting said, “This is a landmark contract for our company and a key milestone in our vision to become THE Manchester provider of cloud hosting services. We believe that all companies, regardless of size, should have access to up to date technology. At Green Cloud we cut through all the technical jargon and provide rapid, reliable and secure solutions to help our customers work smarter and more effectively”

Green Cloud overcame 91 competing providers to land the contract. The shortlisting process narrowed the competition to three parties with Green Cloud coming out on top due to a combination of their competitive bid as well as the security and reliability of their service. The firm will provide a fully managed online back-up and disaster recovery solution, all fully encrypted for each of the 400 plus GP surgeries’ physical servers. The contract is open ended and provides Green Cloud with massive scope for further business with public sector organisations.
Dan Brooks, Programme Manager for Digital Transformation at NHS SCW said “I’m very happy with Green Cloud. Their cloud solution has proved to be extremely cost effective and painless to implement.”

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