UKCloud for Microsoft Azure

Imagine the agility and innovation of the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, available from a specialist UK owned and operated multi-cloud environment that is hosted in government-grade data centres.

Bringing together the best of both worlds

Our exciting partnership with Microsoft demonstrates our belief that there is a right cloud platform for every workload. Together, we will harness the innovation of Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud services within our award winning government-grade multi-cloud environment – addressing the service, connectivity and diversity requirements of UK Public Sector organisations and their industry partners.

UKCloud for Microsoft Azure provides you with new options to harness Microsoft Azure alongside other cloud platforms including Oracle, VMware and OpenStack. This gives you the flexibility to accommodate diverse workloads within a low latency, accredited platform with native connectivity to non-cloud workloads in Crown Hosting and the networks which are vital to the public sector; from PSN to N3/HSCN and RLI.

Additionally, UKCloud provides the benefits of local and specialist customer service and support. Our multi-cloud experts will help you with your architecture, Information Assurance, migrations and on-going support.  We’re big enough to cope, but small enough to care – and every customer benefits from having a named Technical Account Manager as well as a UK-based 24/7 service desk and Network Operations Centre (NOC) that provides a 15-minute response to Priority 1 incidents, at no extra cost.

Trusted. Flexible. Specialist. It’s Azure Cloud, on your terms.

Features & Benefits

Our provision of Azure gives you the flexibility to accommodate diverse workloads within a low-latency, accredited platform with native connectivity to government community networks and non-cloud workloads in Crown Hosting.
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Service options

Supported by Microsoft and Cisco, we’ll be providing early access to Microsoft Azure Stack very soon. UKCloud for Microsoft Azure, our production grade multi-region environment, will be available early 2018, and we’re actively seeking customers to trial and test our latest cloud innovation and to influence our roadmap.
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Technical specifications

UKCloud for Microsoft Azure enables a coherent hybrid-cloud solution enabling customers to transition existing environments to Azure IaaS and write applications to Azure PaaS.

Features & benefits

Our provision of Azure gives you the flexibility to accommodate diverse workloads within a low-latency, accredited platform with native connectivity to government community networks and non-cloud workloads in Crown Hosting.

Choose your cloud

This platform enables the UK Public Sector to harness the best technology stack for each requirement, without compromising on sovereignty, connectivity or lock-in.

Convenience and flexibility

UKCloud can provide Azure alongside platforms powered by VMwareOracle and OpenStack to support a wider range of requirements and preferences.

Hybrid solution

UKCloud for Microsoft Azure enables a coherent hybrid cloud solution enabling customers to transition existing environments to Azure IaaS and write cloud native applications to Azure PaaS.

Uniquely built for all organisations

One-size-doesn’t-fit-all – we can address all the requirements not just those pertaining to Azure.

UKCloud for Microsoft Azure, our production grade multi-region environment, will be available early 2018, and we’re actively seeking customers to trial and test our latest cloud innovation and to influence our roadmap.

If you would like to be an early BETA tester and help drive our product agenda simply contact us and we’ll be in touch to organise the next steps.

Alternatively, if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss how you can harness Azure in to your organisation please contact us and a member of the team will be in touch.

Choose the best cloud platform to meet your requirements

Platform Positioning Strengths
 Azure An extension of the Microsoft Azure Public Cloud into UKCloud’s government-grade platform, combining the benefits of Microsoft’s agility and innovation with UKCloud’s assurance and connectivity. Azure cloud on your terms. Providing consistency in skills and tools across the platform with the flexibility to choose where you deploy, depending on the varied requirements across your different projects and datasets.
OpenStack /

OpenShift

Open-source platforms designed for DevOps and WebOps communities, developing cloud native applications and digital workloads. Strategic direction and development of the platform is driven by an open community, allowing a dynamic product roadmap that is defined by the needs of the end-users, without locking you into proprietary technologies.
 Oracle A specialist platform for Oracle databases and applications, adhering to the strict licensing requirements of the vendor. This provides an Oracle-powered platform for the many Oracle applications used across public sector organisations. This reduces the time, cost and risk of migrating Oracle solutions to the cloud.
VMware The general-purpose cloud platform for traditional workloads, using a familiar technology and interface allowing you to easily transition to the cloud. VMware is the de facto standard virtualisation platform used across the UK Public Sector, and benefits from industry-leading skills and compatibility.