London Borough of Redbridge Council has become the latest London Authority to entrust its Azure environment to Version 1 following a competitive procurement process under the Tech Services 2 framework.

Redbridge London Borough Council has selected Version 1 as its Azure Support Partner and Cloud Solution Provider to deliver support and solutions for the council’s Azure environment following a competitive procurement process under the Tech Services 2 framework.

Redbridge London Borough Council is the local authority for Redbridge in Greater London, England, and one of the capital’s 32 borough councils.

A key focus of this partnership will involve the deployment of Version 1’s best-in-class Engage Platform which will enable improved Automation, Efficiency, and ongoing Cost Optimisation of the council’s Azure estate. Version 1 was awarded the contract for this partnership which will run for an initial 3-year period and will include a review of the existing CSP arrangements to ensure the ongoing best value.

Simon Peakall – Head of Infrastructure Management commented:

Version 1 performed well in all aspects of the tender – the written proposal, presentation and pricing. We had confidence in all aspects of our requirements and the transition has gone extremely well within tight timescales. We look forward to a successful new relationship.

Conor McColgan – Version 1 Head of UK Sales – said:

We are delighted to have partnered with the London Borough of Redbridge and we look forward to bringing the value of our recent major investments in our Cloud Support offering into play for the council. The expansion of our local government business continues apace, particularly in the South and we have great faith that it will continue to accelerate.

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