UKCloud Limited (“UKC”) and Virtual Infrastructure Group Limited (“VIG”) (together “the Companies”) – in Compulsory Liquidation

On 25 October 2022, the Companies were placed into Liquidation with the Official Receiver appointed as Liquidator and J Robinson and A M Hudson simultaneously appointed as Special Managers to manage the liquidation process on behalf of the Official Receiver.

Further information regarding the Liquidations can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/virtual-infrastructure-group-limited-and-ukcloud-limited-information-for-creditors-and-interested-parties

Contact details:
For any general queries relating to the Liquidations please email ukcloud@uk.ey.com
For customer related queries please email ukcloudcustomers@uk.ey.com
For supplier related queries please email ukcloudsuppliers@uk.ey.com

Our Products

A full list of UKCloud product capability. From Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Managed Services.

Our Platform

The UKCloud platform is designed to be a UK sovereign cloud solution hosted in two locations in the UK – Farnborough in Hampshire, and Corsham in Wiltshire offering 100km distance separation. Within each location, UKCloud utilises two separate Ark Data centres. These are all connected by fibre links allowing customers to design for performance, redundancy and availability, and are managed and supported by UKCloud 24/7.  The platform undergoes constant capacity management to ensure that there is enough resource for customers to scale their workloads on demand.

Within these data centre locations, the tool below demonstrates the core cloud technologies, connectivity and security domains available.

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UKCloud for OpenStack

UKCloud for OpenStack is the perfect platform for organisations who want to build their digital transformation around open source. By hosting your applications on UKCloud for OpenStack, you can start to deliver a true cloud-native experience and can begin to enjoy the benefits of elastic infrastructure as code and rapid deployment times.

Powered by Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform, this service provides a full suite of modern, highly scalable and flexible IaaS services that address the needs of DevOps and WebOps communities.

UKCloud Azure Stack Hub

Is Microsoft Azure your organisation’s endgame? If so, then UKCloud Azure Stack Hub offers the perfect opportunity to apply these emerging skillsets to legacy workloads.

Our private Azure Stack Hub service is delivered from within our award-winning government-grade platform – addressing the service, connectivity and diversity requirements of UK Public Sector organisations. UKCloud can also support your deployments on Azure public as a Tier 1 Cloud Service Provider (CSP), providing a hybrid solution for your Microsoft Azure environments.

UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift

Refactor, rearchitect or rebuild legacy applications with UKCloud for Managed OpenShift.

We offer a secure, private deployment of Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform so you can develop and deploy your applications with government-grade assurance. Allowing your developers to divorce themselves from physical hardware and package applications so they can be deployed anytime, anywhere. Focus your team on delivering value further up the stack with the rapid delivery of quality-controlled code.

UKCloud for VMware

A trusted, connected and flexible VMware cloud, we provide our customers with an interface that replicates the experience they already know and love. UKCloud for VMware provides self-service provisioning of Virtual Data Centres (VDCs), Virtual Machines (VMs), storage and networking.

And with native backup and disaster recovery solutions, performant storage options and government-network connectivity – you have all the tools you need to rehost enterprise applications in the cloud.

Public Services Network (PSN)

Owned by the government, the PSN serves as a high-performance network for all public sector organisations. Helping increase interoperability amongst departments and reducing repeat work. 

At UKCloud, our native connectivity provides access to most central, local and devolved government organisations. Cleared to carry both Assured and Elevated workloads  now even your most sensitive systems can move to the cloud. 

To use this network, your organisation must have a PSN compliance certificate. 

Restricted LAN Interconnect (RLI)

RLI is a high-security network with pre-approved connection options for the defence community and industry partners.  

Available as part of our multi-cloud offering, defence organisations can quickly access the critical information they need to deliver new and existing services in the cloud. Not only will your data be hosted in our state-of-the-art facilities – but you’ll also benefit from direct access to one of the UK’s most secure networks. 

Connection to RLI is subject to vetting and approval from the MoD. 

Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

HSCN is a high-speed data network dedicated to health and care – replacing the previously used N3 network. As with PSN, RLI, and Janet – this network was launched with the hope to improve interoperability amongst its incumbents. 

Built on the crown campus, UKCloud offers native access to HSCN – providing healthcare organisations with the opportunity to take applications with dependencies to this network and deliver them in the cloud. 

Janet

Janet – owned by Jisc – is a high-speed network for the UK research and education sector. Janet currently serves over 18 million users and is the most active National Research and Education Network in Europe – carrying 1.5 petabytes worth of data each year. 

Built on the Crown Campus, UKCloud offers direct access to the Janet network so the education industry can access the data and resources they need to deliver new and existing services in the cloud. 

Assured Official

The UKCloud Assured OFFICIAL cloud platform previously achieved CESG Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) and is PSN accredited to host OFFICIAL data (including OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) which is accessible via native connectivity to DDoS protected internet, PSN, HSCN and Janet networks dependent on relevant accreditation. You can also connect private connections, and the platform undergoes regular audits and CHECK tests

Elevated Official

The UKCloud Elevated OFFICAL cloud platform previously achieved CESG Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) and is PSN accredited to host OFFICIAL data (including OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) which is accessible via native connectivity to PSN, RLI and other secure or/and encrypted government networks dependant on relevant accreditation.

You can also connect private connections, and the platform undergoes regular audits and CHECK tests. This isolated platform allows UK public sector organisations to create highly secure workloads in the cloud, whilst segregating data and compute functions into either the Assured or Elevated platforms to ensure data is secure.

Above Official

UKCloud offers uncompromising security and integrity.

As the only UK sovereign Strategic Cloud Provider with government-approved secure facilities and security-cleared staff, we bring the power of the cloud into the most secure and sensitive environments. Making it easy to connect and share information between security domains.

Your mission-critical systems operating at Tier 2 or SECRET require the highest levels of integrity and availability – and our platform is ready to deliver superior levels of resilience.

IAAS PaaS Managed Services Enabling Services

Infrastructure as a Service

UKCloud Azure Stack Hub

Imagine the agility and innovation of the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, available from a specialist UK owned and operated multi-cloud environment that is hosted in government-grade data centres.

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UKCloud for VMware

UKCloud for VMware is aimed at enterprise customers with service levels specifically designed to support business critical applications. Our platform can help you achieve the business goals at the centre of your strategy.

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UKCloud for OpenStack

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.

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Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage is a secure and highly adaptable storage service designed to address a wide variety of use cases. It is natively optimised for cloud storage in terms of scale, resilience and accessibility. It is configured to deliver high performance, supporting both large files and a high volume of small files.

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Private Cloud

Our Private Cloud product provides a single-tenant platform, where your compute needs are hosted either in one of our data centres, to gain the benefits of our Assured and Elevated cloud platforms; or in your Crown Hosting Data Centre (CHDC).

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UKCloud for Oracle Software

Our Private Cloud for Oracle Software product enables organisations to have private implementations of Oracle Cloud at Customer, Exadata Cloud at Customer, Oracle Big Data Cloud at Customer, or Exadata Engineered Systems within UKCloud’s assured, sovereign datacentres.

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Disaster Recovery as a Service

UKCloud is committed to helping UK Public Sector organisations achieve their business outcomes; maintain business continuity, and ensure affected citizen-facing services have no/minimal disruption in the event of a disaster. Disaster Recovery as a Service is a powerful, recovery tool that can help.

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Desktop as a Service

UKCloud Desktop as a Service provides a platform to deliver, protect and manage desktops and apps whilst containing costs and ensuring that end users can work anytime, anywhere, across any device.

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Platform as a Service

UKCloud for OpenShift

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.

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Managed Services

Managed IT Operations

As customer solutions start to expand beyond their own data centres and embrace multi-cloud technologies, the management of basic IT operations becomes increasingly complex and resource-intensive. Our Managed IT Operations service takes ownership of this burden – allowing you and your team to focus on strategic priorities whilst increasing your trust and confidence in your multi-cloud estate.

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Managed SQL Server

With UKCloud’s Managed SQL Server service, we provide you with full 24x7x365 monitoring and support for your SQL servers across your multi-cloud estate, be it on-premises, on our cloud or on a cloud deployment elsewhere. This level of monitoring and support, when coupled with SQL tuning and proactive SQL patching, provides you with the confidence that your SQL services are operating as they should.

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Managed Active Directory

With UKCloud’s Managed Active Directory Support service, we provide you with full 24x7x365 monitoring and support for your Active Directory services and supporting Windows servers across your multi-cloud estate, be it on-premises, on our cloud, or on a cloud deployment elsewhere. This level of monitoring and support, when coupled with pro-active Windows patching, provides you with the confidence that your AD services are operating as they should.

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Extended Network Support

As a natural extension of the Managed IT Operations portfolio, our Extended Network Support services enables you to choose from an extensive list of officially supported network appliances. UKCloud undertakes the initial deployment and configuration of the various elements of your virtual network, along with the ongoing monitoring and support.

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Managed RDS

With UKCloud’s Managed RDS Support service, we provide you with full 24x7x365 monitoring and support for your Remote Desktop Services and supporting Windows servers across your multi-cloud estate, be it on-premises, on our cloud, or on a cloud deployment elsewhere. This level of monitoring and support, when coupled with pro-active Windows patching, provides you with the confidence that your RDS services are operating as they should.

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Managed Web Services

With UKCloud’s Managed Web Server services, we provide you with full 24x7x365 monitoring and support for IIS or Apache and supporting Windows or Linux servers across your multi-cloud estate, be it on-premises, on our cloud or on a cloud deployment elsewhere. This level of monitoring and support, when coupled with proactive operating system patching, provides you with the confidence that your web services are operating as they should.

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Security Operations Service

Security Operations Service is a cloud-hosted cyber security service that can see all your IT systems, all the time, ensuring you can identify suspicious activity and commit the appropriate response before an event becomes an incident.

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Enabling Services

Neustar UltraDNS

Neustar UltraDNS is an enterprise grade, cloud-based authoritative DNS service that securely delivers fast and accurate query responses to websites and other vital online assets. Whether you’re looking for a primary or secondary DNS solution, Neustar UltraDNS offers customizable packages to fit any organisation’s DNS needs. The UltraDNS Firewall option is a cost-effective enterprise grade, cloud-based recursive DNS service that delivers fast and reliable access to vital online applications with built-in security and threat intelligence.

Neustar DDoS Protection

UKCloud’s internet-connected Assured OFFICIAL platform already has Neustar DDoS mitigation baked in, however this mitigation is aimed at protecting the entire platform and is based on UKCloud’s aggregate traffic profile. Neustar’s UltraDDos Protect and UltraWAF are tailored to your own organisation’s traffic patterns, providing you with powerful analytics, top-tier personalised DDoS mitigation and layer 7 protection that enables you to suppress threats before they become attacks.

VMWare Licensing Service

The VMware Licence Service (VLS) is an innovative managed service designed with VMware to make it easier to modernise VMware environments as organisations migrate to the cloud. VLS enables the exchange of traditional VMware SnS with a subscription-based managed service provided by UKCloud as part of the journey to fully adopting a multi-cloud strategy.