2016 - UKCloud

First UK public sector cloud provider to support OpenStack Mitaka

Assured cloud services provider joins OpenStack Foundation and becomes one of a select few “CHECK tested” suppliers London – December 8, 2016 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has announced a major upgrade to its entire Cloud Native Infrastructure platform to support the 13th   Read more

Having your cake

Having your cake and eating it

To say that 2016 has been an interesting year is putting it mildly. As the year draws to its end, the tensions between national security and individual privacy rights have yet again been thrown into stark relief. Over in the US, amendments to Rule 41, which sets out US federal search and seizure rules relating   Read more

Lock-in

Being open about lock-in

20th October 2016 By Nicky Stewart Who would argue with the concept of an open and transparent government? Some have, notably Andrea Di Maio (Gartner), who in 2010 made the case against open government, arguing that the wisdom of the crowd (buoyed up by masses of out of context information) might destabilise volatile situations, or   Read more

“Open” is a big idea (and a new deal with government)

19th October 2016 By Nicky Stewart  Any one working in, or doing business with government recently will have heard a lot about “open”. In government, trust, accountability, transparency, consultation, fairness, collaboration and sharing can all be used interchangeably with “open”. It’s a simple word that embraces a broad range of principles and concepts, many of   Read more

Supporting customer due diligence with Cloud Security Alliance ‘STAR’ declaration

LONDON – November 17th 2016 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, today announced that it has achieved Level 1 certification against the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a comprehensive assertion of the security of a cloud service provider. The   Read more

Launch of New Partner Programme

Helping partners grow their business in the UK public sector London – November 1, 2016 – UKCloud, formerly Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has today announced the launch of its NEW partner programme. It will offer both new and existing partners   Read more

Winners of Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

London – September 13, 2016 – UKCloud, formerly Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has been announced as the winner of The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100. Published on Sunday 11th September, the 16th annual league table and awards programme ranks   Read more

First British firm to achieve ISO27018 information security certification

London – September 6, 2016 – UKCloud, formerly Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, today announced that it has achieved certification against the ISO27018 information security standard, for the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds, becoming the first UK   Read more

Expansion of cloud services and increase in options on G-Cloud 8

London – August 4, 2016 – UKCloud, the new name for Skyscape Cloud Services, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, today announced that an expanded range of assured cloud services, including new OpenStack and Oracle powered offerings, are now available on the latest iteration of the   Read more

Skyscape Cloud Services relaunches as UKCloud

London – August 1, 2016 – Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has today renamed and relaunched as UKCloud Ltd (www.ukcloud.com), to reinforce the company’s exclusive focus on supporting the UK public sector in the digital transformation of services. “In a very   Read more