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Outsourcery PLC Government Cloud Platform Deployment Update

Outsourcery PLC Government Cloud Platform Deployment Update
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Outsourcery PLC

25 April 2014

25 April 2014

Outsourcery plc

("Outsourcery" or the "Group")

Government Cloud Platform Deployment Update

- Outsourcery, Microsoft and Dell finalise design and commence build of secure Government cloud platform -

- Construction and accreditation remain on track for H2 2014 deployment -

Outsourcery (AIM: OUT), the leading Cloud Service Provider ("CSP") that helps organisations of any size to reduce costs, increase productivity and work better is pleased to provide an update on the development of its secure cloud platform for the public sector and for commercial sector organisations with similar security requirements.

Following a thorough design exercise, Outsourcery has finalised the design for its secure cloud platform - or "Secure O-Cloud" - around a next generation architecture that will use Microsoft software technologies and Dell hardware. The Group believes that the chosen design, developed in partnership with Microsoft and Dell, will provide a highly resilient, secure and scalable platform from which to drive public sector and particularly central Government adoption of cloud services.

The required infrastructure for the platform has now been ordered and construction of the Secure O-Cloud remains on track for completion by the end of July 2014. The final step before platform launch is accreditation, which also remains on track to allow for an H2 2014 deployment of the platform, in line with the timetable set out alongside the December 2013 Placing.

In line with this timetable, Outsourcery is in discussions with existing and several large new potential partners with established public sector capabilities and sales reach interested in reselling its secure cloud-based services.

Commenting on the deployment update, Co-Chief Executive Piers Linney, said:

"This is a major milestone in the deployment of our secure cloud platform for Government and our timetable continues to advance according to plan. The opportunity for us to take a meaningful, first-mover position in this sector is significant and the Government's continued, active promotion of cloud adoption across the public sector is helping to focus attention and drive interest. Government will require the most stringent security standards be met for very sensitive cloud deployments and Outsourcery remains the only UK supplier currently able to uphold those standards."

For further information please contact:

Outsourcery plc                             +44 (0)330 313 0077 
  Piers Linney, Co-Chief Executive   
  Simon Newton, Co-Chief Executive 
   Andrew Pinder / Patrick Robb / Dominic 
   Emery                                       +44 (0)20 7597 5100 
   FTI Consulting, LLP 
   Matt Dixon / Jon Snowball / Elodie 
   Castagna                                  +44 (0)20 3727 1000

About Outsourcery

Organisations are increasingly considering how best to implement and use cloud services, but many still don't fully understand the cloud's potential - or how to access it effectively. Outsourcery helps organisations of any size to make sense of the cloud, working to change the ways in which they consume IT, enabling them to expand, save money and work better.

Outsourcery's services remove the need for organisations to own and manage expensive in-house, on premise IT systems, unified communications, conferencing services, video applications and IT infrastructure. Channelled through an extensive network of trusted partners, Outsourcery's end-customers range from ambitious start-ups to leading FTSE-100 companies.

Outsourcery has one of the broadest Microsoft-based cloud service offerings available today. It covers hosted software applications (software-as-a-service), virtualised servers (infrastructure-as-a-service), next generation unified communications and collaboration solutions as well as connectivity and professional services that help to customise and integrate solutions for partners and customers alike.

Outsourcery was the first company outside of the US to be named Microsoft's worldwide 'Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year' and is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with a total of eight competencies, of which three are gold and five are silver.

Outsourcery is a founding member of the Cloud Industry Forum, which sets standards for quality and transparency within the fast-growing cloud industry. The company also adheres to rigorous quality practices, holding ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations, ensuring the highest levels of service, environmental standards and information security. Outsourcery is able to deliver CESG IL2 accredited solutions and is currently working in partnership with Microsoft and Dell to develop a CESG IL3 platform, giving Outsourcery the ability to deploy government-accredited solutions, enabling the public sector to benefit from the cloud. Outsourcery employs 120 staff based in three UK offices, operates two UK data centres and was the UK's first certified carbon neutral CSP.

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