Cloud Computing Archives - UKCloud

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

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

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

Utilising Cloud to improve patient experience in healthcare

You may have thought that changing GP practices would be a relativity straight forward process, this article takes a look at my own personal experience – and how that wasn’t quite true. This led me to reflect on why the process is so slow, inefficient and difficult to complete. To begin with I looked online   Read more

Spectre & Meltdown – Know Your Neighbour

The principle of encryption in Cloud is that no matter how good the encryption you are running is, you have to trust the person running your server. When an application starts it loads the keys required to encrypt and decrypt data (as well as other sensitive security information) into memory. Therefore, the owner of the   Read more

The Egress Has Landed

“Doing battle with Cloud’s evil contracts and hostile hidden costs” Such is the speed with which some organisations are seeking to move away from old-world tech with the inherent inflexibility and cost of legacy systems and large contracts, to a new cloud-based Nirvana with flexibility and choice for all, that they are oblivious to the   Read more

2018 – As cloud comes of age, customer centricity becomes key

Cloud computing has become so pervasive that, despite still being a relatively new evolution, it is now seen as central to so many other areas of innovation. Sensors, cameras and other devices (often collectively referred to as the Internet of Things or IoT) feed vast volumes of data into systems in the cloud. Here, big   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

Getting your head round Cloud First and Cloud Native

Want both? You can have both – and for a lot less than you’d think! Government technology in the UK was once blighted by slow, expensive and poor IT systems with 80% of public sector IT spend being allocated to an oligopoly of just 8 multi-national service providers. This led to a lack of competition,   Read more