UK Public sector organisations have IT requirements that are evolving. Techniques such as containerisation, continuous integration and infrastructure-as-code have significantly increased the pace and agility of modern development teams. Correct deployment of these techniques can enable deployment of new features many times a day, so that business value is achieved in the shortest time possible.

As a result, UKCloud recognise that there is a need for a fully optimised Platform as a Service offering which enables Developers to push applications straight to the cloud all without having to concern themselves with the management, support and configuration of underlying infrastructure.

UKCloud’s Cloud Native Application Platform provides operational teams the ability to modernise applications, deliver new services, and accelerate development processes, all with the aim of reducing operating costs and driving innovation.

Cloud Native Application Platform gives you significant features and benefits such as:

check Open source – Avoid lock-in to propriety platforms, not tied to the technology or business roadmap of a specific vendor check Wide choice of development tools – Direct access to a rich set of command-line tools, a multi-device web console and integrated development environments (for example, Eclipse)
check Application portability – Build and run applications within local physical or virtual environments with full portability to and from UKCloud check Contained environments Perform platform maintenance with less disruption to applications, try out new ideas in low-risk sandboxed environments
check On demand and self-service – Quickly and easily create applications and environments programmatically or via the dashboard as you need them check Application focused – Remove the cost and complexity of provisioning, managing and scaling the underlying infrastructure, OS and middleware components and simply push applications straight to the cloud realising business value faster

What are containers?

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Use cases


Self-service automation

Application development teams can provision, build and deploy applications on a self-service basis. Built in automated workflows allow easy conversion of source code from version control into ready-to-run Docker formatted container images.


Agility with security

IT operations teams benefit from a secure, enterprise-grade container/microservices management platform with policy based control for users and automation for applications. Security features prevent tenants from compromising other applications or the underlying host.


Dynamic flexibility

Meet varied demand patterns as the platform can flex capacity and resources in line with demand. Applications scale horizontally faster, dealing with spikes in customer demand, ensuring the highest levels of application availability.



UKCloud’s Cloud Native Application Platform provides you with a public cloud target for all your digital, cloud native workloads. This enables you to fully harness the business benefits cloud solutions provide all built upon a secure cloud platform which is connected to PSN and N3/HSCN communities, suitable for OFFICIAL workloads and is 100% UK sovereign. Cloud Foundry is a trademark of the Foundation in the United States and other countries.


Find Cloud Native Application Platform on the Digital Marketplace here.