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UKCloud launches Cloud Storage, an object storage platform for cost-effective, scalable, resilient, UK-sovereign data storage

15 November 2017 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, announces the availability of Cloud Storage, an all-new object storage platform for the UK public sector. Powered by Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage® (ECS), Cloud Storage from UKCloud provides natively-optimised cloud storage that is scalable,   Read more

Azure Stack – What does it mean to service providers

In the previous post we briefly touched on the Azure Stack proposition and the value customers will see. We also explored how to deploy an Azure Stack development environment so customers can start to understand the differences between Azure and Azure Stack. In this post we’re going to explore Azure Stack from the perspective of   Read more

Docman migrates applications to UKCloud Health for cost-effective, high-performance, UK-sovereign cloud services with HSCN connectivity

2 November 2017 – UKCloud Health, the specialist healthcare division of UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, announces that Docman, which has recently launched Docman 10 a cloud based software platform that manages the transfer of care within a healthcare organisation, is migrating many of   Read more

Azure Stack Development

I have been lucky enough to working on a new platform at UKCloud, Azure Stack. It’s a very compelling proposition for many of our customers who want the benefits of public cloud but struggle to conform to the regulatory requirements placed against certain workloads. This is tough on them, they have invested heavily in Microsoft,   Read more

Securing Your Future – Why You Should Do a Placement Year

Recent graduates are feeling a squeeze. The graduate job market in 2017 is more competitive than ever before, and students are struggling to find success post-university. Though graduates are more likely to be employed than non-graduates, the ever-increasing university student intakes means that the competition is often fierce. However, many do find work in careers   Read more

UKCloud announces highest ever intake of undergraduate placements – with similar growth planned in 2018.

13th October 2017 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has announced it has this year seen a record intake of undergraduates in to its intern programme (16 in 2017 vs 7 in 2015) – which offers skills opportunities for placement students across key topic   Read more

The digital government path ahead – migration, transformation and automation

Many of the problems outlined in part one of this blog lie with the fact that we have only really been focused on transforming IT and not the organisations that this IT supports. Mantras such as ‘Cloud First’ and ‘Digital by Design’ were grasped by GDS and the technology teams within particular departments, rather than   Read more

Getting the Digital Revolution back on the rails

Last week the government announced that its Digital Service Standard is to be renamed the Government Service Standard, to reflect an ongoing revamp that will see its focus broadened beyond just transactional services. The standard, which was previously streamlined from 26 points down to 18 in 2015, is now being redesigned. In the wake of   Read more

UKCloud Launches Cloud GPU Services; Becomes First European Cloud Service Provider with NVIDIA GPU Accelerated Computing

12 October 2017 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has today announced the launch of its Cloud GPU computing service based on NVIDIA virtual GPU solutions with NVIDIA Tesla P100 and M60 GPUs (graphics processing units). The service will support computational and visualisation intensive   Read more

Sinking Ships – Safe Harbour & Privacy Shield

Just 12 days after a review by EU and US policy makers gave it an almost completely clean bill of health, Privacy Shield caught a nasty cold in Ireland. With latest transatlantic data sharing framework now at risk, what are the probable business implications? Is there any way of resolving the fundamental incompatibility between US   Read more