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CTS and Google higher education partnership announced

Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS) has been selected by Google Cloud as its partner of choice for all higher education Google Cloud Platform (GCP) opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Headquartered in Manchester, CTS became the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe following its recent merger with data science specialist Qlouder. The business has migrated more than eight million users to the cloud since 2008 under its CloudM® brand, and offers an end-to-end solution for its clients, encompassing modernising infrastructure and transforming working through to innovative data solutions.

As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, CTS works across all industries including the public sector, retail, finance, hospitality and education. Both Google Cloud and CTS work closely together to ensure that businesses have a smooth transition to the cloud, implement the technology and use their combined expertise to help the organisation to embrace the technology and the smarter way of working.

GCP’s suite of cloud solutions for storage, compute, big data and machine learning can support higher education by allowing for the latest technological infrastructure and research.

Implementing the latest IT infrastructure enables educators to spend less time managing resources and more time supporting students. Additionally, powerful tools such as Compute Engine virtual machines, BigQuery and TensorFlow can enable students and researchers to perform fast analysis and scale with ease.

Commenting on why CTS was chosen as the higher education partner, Brian Gibson, Google Cloud Higher Education & Research Sales Lead for Europe, said:

“Making technology more widely available to the research and education community is something we believe in deeply as a company. We are proud to be a part of this unique cloud offer for the European Research and Education community through GÉANT and our choice of CTS as a partner to make this a reality was the ideal fit. Our collaboration with CTS will deliver a complete range of Google Cloud services across the research and education community.”

James Doggart, CEO and founder of Cloud Technology Solutions, added:

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen as Google Cloud’s partner for GCP higher education, allowing us to further expand on our existing portfolio of services.

“As the education system continues to evolve, institutions across the globe need to respond to these changes to ensure they get the most out of the latest infrastructures. GCP allows for the adaptations needed in higher education to facilitate the next generation of researchers and, as always, our customers can expect the same quality service as with our existing projects.”

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