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Part III – OpenShift: Deploying OpenShift with OpenShift Pipelines

Previously (In parts I and II) we discussed building a pipeline to create a validated Jenkins slave. All the work we have discussed in the following two parts having been building up to this point. We are now going to discuss building an OpenShift pipeline to deploy OpenShift. OpenShift has made it so easy to   Read more

Part II – OpenShift: Deploying OpenShift with OpenShift Pipelines

In part I we explored how we used OpenStack IaaS orchestration through HEAT to build a base set of compute resources to support an OpenShift deployment. We also ran through using ansible to pick dynamically determine the base infrastructure details to build an appropriate deployment manifest and then push the OpenShift deployment out. In this   Read more

Part I – OpenShift: Deploying OpenShift with OpenShift Pipelines

UKCloud has been busy developing a new container platform to help the UK Public Sector focus development on driving value to their cause rather than managing infrastructure as code. The platform is based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which is a container orchestration platform that builds on the capabilities of Docker and Kubernetes. In   Read more

Interviews with UKCloud’s women in STEM

In 2015, the number of women in the UK employed in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) jobs was just 12.8% of the workforce. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why women seem reluctant to work within STEM. But here at UKCloud we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace; we are proud to be the   Read more

Moving Oracle to the cloud – are public sector organisations prepared?

With an increasing number of organisations within the public sector utilising Oracle, there is a clear requirement for the system and the benefits it offers. But could there be a more cost effective, efficient way to utilise Oracle – and could cloud be the answer? UKCloud recently looked to survey an audience within the UK,   Read more

Ransomware and cybersecurity now as much of a reason to migrate to cloud as cost and innovation

With the cost of a single ransomware incident as much as £550,000 ($713,000) on average, Cloud is no longer just a cost effective option or a catalyst for digital transformation and innovation. It is now the preferred option for security as well. Not long ago ransomware was a little-known phenomenon. Then a few months ago,   Read more

UKCloud Celebrates its First Anniversary and an Award-Winning Year

Reflecting on a busy year packed with innovation, expansion, diversification, and recognition Founded in 2011, as Skyscape, we rebranded to UKCloud a year ago today. And what a year it’s been! We like to think of ourselves as a bit different; by choosing to provide a set of true public cloud services single market –   Read more

Part 4 | Backend as a Service – proof of concept

Part 4 – Dataservices features and roadmap This is the last part of a four-part series of posts in which we aim to run you through a proof of concept that we have been working on at UKCloud to deliver backend services to support the public sector. In the first three parts, we have discussed   Read more

Part 3 | Backend as a Service – proof of concept

Part 3 – Open Service Broker provisioning (OpenShift) This is the third part of a four-part series of posts in which we aim to run you through a proof of concept that we have been working on at UKCloud to deliver backend services to support the public sector. In the previous two posts, we have   Read more

Part 2 | Backend as a Service – proof of concept

Part 2 – Open Service Broker provisioning (IaaS) This is the second in a four-part series of posts running you through a proof of concept we have been working on at UKCloud to deliver backend services to support the public sector. In part two below we will be using the dataservices that we setup in   Read more