Understanding the ‘why’ behind cloud native architecture

During my time at UKCloud I have had the benefit of seeing actual on the ground market trends in our partner and direct customer base. I get to see exactly where a customer or partner are in their cloud journey and this helps me to begin to understand the challenges they are facing. This inspired me to express my views and   Read more

UKCloud. Ready for GDPR.

Following an 18-month project, UKCloud is today pleased to announce that it has fully completed its preparations for the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. Key Validation Activities We’ve always understood the security requirements and controls for personal data which is entrusted to UKCloud’s services, and   Read more

Ensuring the Security of Personal Data Processing

There’s just over two months to go until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally arrives, and we’re busy helping our customers and partners with their preparations for full compliance. This is a once-in-a-generation update for data protection, and provides a significantly more robust framework to protect our personal data in today’s modern, digital   Read more

Assessing the Prophets of Cloud

Every year you get a round of forecasts, looking at the future of cloud. We decided to save you the bother of reading them all by doing so for you and providing a summary. We analysed what the analysts had to say and assessed what profits the prophets saw and where. We reviewed what the   Read more

Apprenticeships at UKCloud

UKCloud’s apprenticeship programme launched in 2017 as part of our Early Careers initiative to support and build the skills we need for the future generation. According to The Tech Partnership, 89% of employers reported an apprentice helped improve their product or service, with the number of digital apprentices increased by 21% over the past year.   Read more

Managing Personal Data Breaches under GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost upon us, widely acknowledged as providing a significantly more robust framework to protect personal data in our modern, digital world. At its heart is Article 25, requiring that organisations ensure that their personal data processing activities benefit from “data protection by design and by default”. In   Read more

Learning to share: why with collective will, direction and agile delivery, shared services can revolutionise government

How do you allow civil servants to spend less time doing administration, so that they can spend more time delivering vital services to the public? It is hoped that shared service centres, date sharing and shared micro-services are part of the answer! There has been pressure for some time now for government departments to reduce   Read more

The multi-cloud reality is here already. We just need to deal with it.

Cloud computing: pros and cons As cloud computing has matured the advantages of public cloud have become reasonably well understood. They include the low cost of entry, the ‘as-a-Service’ OPEX-oriented billing model, practically “unlimited” scale, comparatively fast time to deploy, a level of ease of use, and access to cutting edge services (such as machine   Read more

Simple OpenShift Monitoring

This guide explains how a simple system can be set up to monitor your OpenShift cluster Assumptions and Pre-Requisites This guide assumes familiarity with the Linux Command Line, and with the “oc” command set to manage an Openshift cluster. To complete the steps in this guide, you must have the “oc” command installed and have   Read more

Speaking to the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee

I was recently asked to give evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union –  EU Internal Market Sub-Committee enquiry into UK-EU trade in a post-Brexit world. I was joined by Anthony Walker from TechUK, and Russ Shaw from Tech London Advocates. For a dry topic, the questions asked by the   Read more