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.
By adopting OpenStack as the engine for Cloud Native Infrastructure, we deliver an open source based solution that leverages the mature and trusted cloud platform that UKCloud is known for:
|Independently certified, by the OpenStack Foundation, as 100% OpenStack compatible||Exclusive focus on UK Public Sector|
|Native compatibility with popular Continuous Integration and Delivery pipeline tools||100% UK sovereign – the company, the staff and the data centres|
|Full support for containerisation including Docker and Kubernetes||Services optimised for OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE data|
|Optimised for dynamic and self-healing workloads||The only cloud provider connected to the following government networks: N3, PSN, janet and RLI|
OpenStack has established itself as the open standard cloud platform on which developers are able to build agile and elastic digital solutions that are not locked into any single cloud service provider, unlike most multi-national public cloud services.
Reasons for OpenStack adoption include:
The open source software data centre
OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform that provides a flexible virtual data centre management platform, but built for the digital age to leverage the benefits of the software defined data centre and infrastructure-as-code.
Accelerate cloud solutions
OpenStack is the most widely adopted and familiar cloud platform supported by a large community of developers and commercial organisations. OpenStack has a global ecosystem of tools, applications and open source code, providing the building blocks to enable rapid development of digital, cloud based applications.
Standing on the shoulders of giants
OpenStack has its heritage in being developed and implemented by many global enterprises, vendors and academic institutes. It has become a mature and trusted platform, offering flexibility and choice via an active open source community of over 6,000 individuals and nearly 1,000 organisations.
Truly open, vendor neutral
OpenStack is open source, openly designed, openly
developed by an open community. It is the ideal cloud platform to support the UK Public Sector desire to avoid lock-in to propriety solutions such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Oracle.
Build once, run anywhere
OpenStack acts as a common platform across multiple environments to provide consolidated, federated access, enabling true portability and “burstability” between Public and Private Clouds. OpenStack is a great platform to enable a multi-cloud strategy as it is compatible with many cloud management tools (e.g. Terraform by HashiCorp) and hybrid cloud frameworks (e.g. Cisco InterCloud Fabric).
OpenStack is being adopted by many types and sizes of organisations looking for long-term technical, financial and strategic flexibility by avoiding lock-in to a single cloud vendor or service provider. OpenStack’s flexible API enables highly dynamic workloads that auto-scale to support the unpredictable demand of large scale citizen facing solutions.