HARROGATE-based Redcentric has won one of four places on a new UK government framework to provide procurement for data-centre space.

NHS and public sector organisations can now purchase hosting services from Redcentric via the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) framework.

Redcentric underwent a rigorous process to win its place on the framework, having to demonstrate excellence across a number of criteria, including mechanical and electrical engineering infrastructure, resilience, carbon footprint, management and support.

Peter Nailer, senior bid manager at Redcentric said: “This is an important and strategic buying framework for us and for NHS organisations. With no colocation hosting services section available on G-cloud, NOE CPC represents a viable way for healthcare departments to access this type of infrastructure service via a buying framework.

“As an existing cloud, managed services and colocation supplier to public sector bodies across the UK, we’re delighted that we’ve been able to secure a place for this lot.”

Redcentric already provides cloud and managed services to public sector organisations. , including Heath and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and Cegedim Rx. It recently won a £5million deal via the G-Cloud buying framework.

Colocation services will enable NHS departments to place their secure servers within Redcentric’s UK data centres.

By utilising Recentric’s data centre resources, IT managers no longer need to maintain the in-house resource and skills to support servers and data centres.