Wednesday 18 November 2020

*UKHotViewsExtra* SCC’s Oworx is clever cloud pivot

sccAs a privately-owned firm, SCC has always been able to invest in IT Services as it sees fit - for example, in data centre and cloud platform capability - without being under the same spotlight and scrutiny as publicly quoted firms. And, judging by the latest figures, it is an approach that pays off. In FY20 (the twelve months to end March 2020), SCC’s Services grew a sturdy 9% in the UK to £226.5m with annuity-based services accounting for £162m (also up 9%). Wins included Imperial Brands, RAC, Brakes Group, and Countrywide reflecting success across its whole portfolio of services and both its direct and indirect (i.e. via SI partners such as DXC, CGI, Tata, Leidos, Thales and IBM) approach. The approach is to cover all aspects of what the firm is terming “Distributed Cloud”: on-prem data centre services, private and public cloud. Its own cloud platforms, Sentinel (fully certified OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) and Cloud+, are both seeing “great demand”.

Earlier this year, SCC launched Oworx, which very much caught our eye. As a separate brand, Oworx is focused on helping organisations scale in the public cloud. And, while it is early days for the business, we believe its proposition (migration and managed services across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform – capability is fairly evenly spread) will be well received amongst its existing mid-market clients. Critical to note is that Oworx supports Public Cloud only and does not deliver services around SCC’s own private clouds or other service areas. Wider services opportunities are handled by SCC consultants as part of a single account/service delivery team supported by a common ticketing system, with Oworx feeding into that wider team. MORE...

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '09:25' - Tagged: cloud   PublicCloud