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Providing Assured Cloud Services to the UK Public Sector.

London - August 2nd 2012 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave Assured Cloud Services Company, today announced that it has struck a global agreement with EMC Global Services to use its Managed Services expertise to deliver its cloud storage service on EMC® Atmos™ technology.

Skyscape's Storage as a Service provides public sector organisations the ability to store and protect distributed unstructured content, at scale and cost effectively on a consumption-based model. This removes the typically significant CAPEX investment and burden associated with managing the underlying storage infrastructure.

Skyscape Cloud Services is a UK sovereign SME, who deliver a range of cloud services specifically designed for the UK Public Sector, from some of the most secure and sustainable data centres in the world. Initially, a total of seventeen Compute-as-a-Service, Storage-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service products at differing Impact Levels will be available, helping to transform the provision of IT services into a lean, elastic, assured, green utility by providing a genuine on-demand assured cloud computing service.

Phil Dawson, Skyscape's Chief Executive Officer, said, "Skyscape's agreement with EMC Global Services is a true partnership, and will underpin Skyscape's ethos of providing a truly Easy to adopt, Easy to use, Easy to Leave services. EMC will not only provide the hardware but also full implementation services and on-going support using EMC's 24x7 intelligent remote monitoring and management, to defined service levels, which in turn will support Skyscape's lean delivery model.

"We have integrated the EMC Atmos cloud delivery platform into our Portal to provide our customers with self-service multi-tenanted access to storage management, leveraging the platform's rich REST API interface. This will enable our customers to build and develop their Web applications in a secure, scalable environment, while also giving them the ability to view and manage meter utilisation, bandwidth and billing. This underlines the strength of Skyscape's Alliance Partnership, which is working to support Skyscape's Assured Cloud Service, in turn enabling the migration of the UK Public Sector to cloud services, saving the UK Public Sector money, and increasing its agility and ability to innovate".

Peter Lacoste, Global VP of EMC Managed Services, added, "EMC is providing its Atmos cloud storage system as a back-to-back managed service to Skyscape, as well as our trademark service excellence. The SLAs and OLAs that underpin the service follow EMC best practice, and are built on EMC's global engineering and field experience. Skyscape will benefit from full back-up support and direct access to EMC's global engineering, product and research and design groups, giving Skyscape rapid access to product bulletins, technical procedures, processes and capabilities. Above all, Skyscape, using Managed Services from EMC Global Services, will have an unparalleled ability to keep pace and take advantage of rapid storage and backup technology changes."

More information about the EMC Atmos cloud storage platform can be found at http://uk.emc.com/storage/atmos/atmos.htm

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About Skyscape
Skyscape's cloud solutions (http://www.skyscapecloud.com/) will help the UK Public Sector to transform the provision of IT services into a lean, elastic, assured, green utility by providing a genuine on-demand cloud computing service. With a range of UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, Skyscape's solutions reduce both the risk and cost of delivering IT. Skyscape is currently in the formal process of securing pan government IL3 accreditation for all of its services.

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