Connecting the future:onyx Group named on prestigious telecommunications framework
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Data Centre & IT Infrastructure specialists Onyx Group have been awarded a place on the telecommunications framework, a service from Jisc, to supply IT connectivity solutions for the UK education and research sector, just weeks after being confirmed as official Cloud Computing suppliers to the UK public sector through the G-Cloud 5 framework.
As experts in the connectivity field, Onyx Group were one of the first providers of business-to-business broadband in the UK upon their inception back in 1994. Onyx already possess a rich portfolio of higher education clients such as Heriot Watt and Newcastle University and are looking to expand further into the market by making their services available via the framework.
As one of only 18 companies approved by the framework in the UK, Onyx Group will now be able to offer education bodies a range of connectivity solutions in a simplified and more cost-effective way. Procured on behalf of UK education and research, companies are now able to purchase a range of connectivity services from Onyx via the framework without having to go through the lengthy procurement process.
Neil Stephenson, Chief Executive at Onyx Group, stated: Being awarded a place on the framework is testament to the high quality service delivered by our team over the last two decades. With our network ranked in the top 1% of connected networks worldwide and powering our robust wholly-owned national infrastructure, we are perfectly placed to provide education bodies with a resilient and secure solution.
The telecommunications framework agreement enables the purchase of transmission services including leased circuits, wide area Ethernet and xDSL. Billed under Managed Transmission, the framework may be used by higher and further education purchasing consortia, specialist colleges and research council establishments in the UK.
Onyx Group is committed to helping research and education bodies benefit from high speed, reliable internet connectivity and the framework makes it possible for us to offer these solutions in a faster and more cost-effective manner. Continued Stephenson. Having passed the tough and rigorous assessment process carried out by Jisc, institutions can purchase services confident that they are working with the very best.
Steve Kennett, head of operational services, Janet: a part of Jisc, said: the partnership between Onyx and Jisc will continue to support our vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. Working with trusted partners like Onyx ensures Jisc maintain value and quality for our sector For authorities interested in finding out more on Onyx Group and the services they can offer via the framework, please visit https://frameworks.ja.net/telecommunications-framework/index.php
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About Onyx Group
Onyx Group is a national technology provider delivering robust IT infrastructure and services to mid-market customers. The group designs and implements highly available solutions around its wholly owned data centre, cloud hosting, expert IT support centre and workplace recovery facilities Established in 1994, Onyx Group is a real success story that has grown rapidly from a regional, home grown IT company to a national technology provider with ten sites across the UK The expansion illustrates the success Onyx has experienced over the past three years in extremely difficult market conditions. During this period, the Group has completed seven acquisitions which have seen its customer base grow to over 200 core clients. It has expanded across the UK and developed new services and products that are tailored specifically to meet the needs of businesses in a number of vertical markets.
Onyx Group has sites throughout the UK: London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Teesside and Sheffield. This includes five data centres and six workplace recovery facilities. It serves some of the UKs best known companies.
Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research.
The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.
Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.
Janet, part of the Jisc group, has the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure and related services that meet the needs of the UK research and education communities.
Find out more at www.jisc.ac.uk or contact the press team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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