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Basic Managed VM
UKCloud offers compute resources as an unmanaged service. These means that, although we manage the underlying Infrastructure, we don’t manage tasks such as operating system patching, antivirus definition updates and virtual machine (VM) monitoring and rebooting. Although the majority of customers perform these actions themselves, we offer the Basic Managed VM service for customers who don’t have the time, resources or experience to manage their VMs.
Cloud Native Infrastructure
Powered by OpenStack®, UKCloud’s Cloud Native Infrastructure provides a
full suite of modern, highly scalable and flexible IaaS services that address the needs of DevOps and WebOps communities. Using the ease and openness that OpenStack provides, Digital by Default services and solutions can be delivered on an assured hyperscale cloud platform.
Cloud Storage from UKCloud is a secure and highly adaptable storage service designed to address a wide variety of use cases. As an object storage platform, it is natively optimised for cloud storage in terms of scale, resilience and accessibility.
Compute as a Service
The IT estate of the UK public sector is undergoing tremendous transformation. There is pressure to optimise the running of existing business processes, while developing new capabilities to match the citizen’s desire for everything to be on demand and online. Government-led initiatives, such as digital by default and the Cloud First policy, have led to the UK public sector embracing cloud computing to deliver the business goals at the centre of their strategy.
Compute Intensive Infrastructure
The inherent scale and elasticity of cloud makes it an ideal environment for large- scale compute-intensive workloads such as Grid Engines, High Performance/ Throughput Compute (HPC/HTC) and Massively Parallel Processing (MPP), some of which have an enduring requirement for large amounts of processor cores and memory.
UKCloud connectivity options
UKCloud is one of the best connected clouds for the UK public sector. We offer a range of flexible connectivity options that will help to fully enable your cloud solution.
Cross Domain Security Zone
The UKCloud Cross Domain Security Zone (CDSZ) enables secure data transfer between the UKCloud Assured OFFICIAL (formerly PGA IL2) cloud platform and the UKCloud Elevated OFFICIAL (formerly PGA IL3) cloud platform, using CESG- approved cross domain security patterns.
Digital Application Platform
UKCloud Digital Application Platform is powered by Cloud Foundry — the most popular, open-source Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology — to provide a flexible, scalable digital development platform for developers who want to publish their code without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. Unlike traditional managed PaaS offerings, it provides a full suite of modern, cloud native development toolkits to accelerate end-to-end development, deployment and operation of digital applications.
Disaster Recovery to the Cloud
UKCloud has designed and deployed a highly resilient, highly available and secure cloud architecture. However, when building in the cloud it is key to adopt good Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) design principles and, in particular, to design for application availability. It is important to consider what plans you have in place if storage or compute resources become unavailable, connectivity is lost or if the application become unresponsive.
Email and Collaboration as a Service
Email and Collaboration as a Service provides a range of productivity tools, such as email and calendaring, that help your organisation’s end users work securely, efficiently and effectively. The service includes a range of popular applications, accessible via mobile and desktop devices. It also includes secure file sharing functionality for managing and sharing documents and information within project teams.
Enterprise Compute Cloud – Oracle
Enterprise Compute Cloud – Oracle provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), powered by Oracle VM (OVM) technology, that is fully compliant with the compatibility and licensing requirement of Oracle-based enterprise applications. This service sits adjacent to UKCloud’s genuine assured cloud services, enabling you to leverage the benefits of digital transformation while maintaining your investment and integration with traditional Oracle-based services.
Enterprise Compute Cloud
Unlike cloud-native applications, enterprise applications were designed in the age of virtualisation and traditional hosting. These workloads support a wide variety of business processes: from back-office systems (such as payroll) to line-of-business applications (such as case management). Some enterprise applications have particular requirements in relation to resilience, assurance, and connectivity to legacy systems and secure communities of users.
Private Cloud – Compute
Our Private Cloud – Compute product provides single-tenant Compute as a Service, where your compute needs are hosted either in one of our data centres, to gain the benefits of our Assured and Elevated cloud platforms; or in your Crown Hosting Data Centre (CHDC).
Journaling Protection– (Powered by Zerto)
Journaling Protection (powered by Zerto) is a powerful, self-service replication and recovery tool that can improve organisational resilience and enable seamless migration of applications between Zerto-enabled platforms.
Private Cloud – Storage
Our Private Cloud – Storage product provides single-tenant storage Infrastructure as a Service. Your data is hosted in one of our UK data centres, to gain the benefits of our mature and proven Assured and Elevated cloud platforms; or in your Crown Hosting Data Centre (CHDC).
Secure Remote Access
The UKCloud Secure Remote Access service enables customers to securely connect to the UKCloud Elevated OFFICIAL (formerly IL3)
cloud platform using CESG-approved internet virtual private network
(VPN) technologies and the ‘walled garden’ architectural pattern using
The secrets of a successful big data implementation
In the face of increasing austerity, the UK public sector must explore new ways of increasing operational efficiencies in order to generate cost savings, while improving the quality of services it provides to citizens.