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.

AS2 (Assured Sovereign Azure Stack) from UKCloud 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 Protected to N3/HSCN and RLI.

Additionally, UKCloud provides the benefits 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 so 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 15-minute response to Priority 1 incidents at no extra cost.

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

When can I put this new model to the test?

Supported by Microsoft and Cisco, we’ll be providing early access to Microsoft Azure Stack very soon. AS2, 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 AS2 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 Stack A Hybrid Cloud that spans Microsoft’s Public Datacentre regions and UKCloud’s managed Azure Stack platform. Cloud adoption 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 organisation.
VMware The general purpose cloud platform for traditional Enterprise workloads. VMware is actively used across existing systems in this space so represents a familiar and mature platform in many ways.
OpenStack

OpenShift

Cloud Foundry

Open-source platforms designed for open-source based 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-user.
 Oracle A specialist platform for Oracle databases and applications. Powered by Oracle technology, this provides the best commercial and technical solution for Oracle workloads.

Features and Benefits:

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 Stack alongside platforms powered by VMware, Oracle and OpenStack to support a wider range of requirements and preferences.

Hybrid solution

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

Uniquely built for all organisations

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