Cloud Storage

High-performing cloud storage built for the public sector.

Dynamic, secure and adaptable object storage

Our state-of-the art unstructured storage solutions offers an unmatched combination of storage efficiency and data access. UKCloud provides enhanced data durability, with built-in protection from disk and node failures.

With compatibility for objects via S3 and EMC native APIs, and file CIFS/SMB, UKCloud’s cloud storage solution is configured to deliver high performance and to support both large files and a high volume of small files for unstructured content.

The UK Sovereign Cloud Storage Solution

With data regulations such as GDPR and Schrems II putting pressure on organisations to know exactly when and where their data resides – why take any chances? Store your data right here in the UK.

As the public’s perception of data privacy continues to heighten, public sector organisations can’t afford to get this wrong. They can’t cut corners. Sensitive data is at play. Patient records, tax information, mission-critical data – out UK-sovereign, military-grade data centres will ensure your data is protected from harm’s way.

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Feature Overview

Is UKCloud’s object storage platform is the right choice for you?

Connect to your existing applications

Deploy hundreds of existing Amazon S3–compatible applications via the UKCloud S3-compatible API. Integrate with existing native and virtualised enterprise applications, with no change to the application or stack

Encryption of data at rest

AES 256-bit encryption is widely regarded as the strongest and most robust encryption standard that is currently available. Make sure your data is protected to the highest standards.

Native support for REST API

Connect data with applications via REST APIs. UKCloud storage offers native support for all API enabled applications.

The Next-Generation Storage Platform

GeoDrive 2.0 is a free application that runs on Windows and Windows Server, exposing UKCloud Storage as a file system. Benefits include live compression, native integration, load balancing and S3 versioning.

Retrieve data with ease

Industry-leading metadata search is available with UKCloud storage. Allowing you to retrieve data with ease and context.

Connect over the internet, PSN, JANET or HSCN

Our government-grade platform comes with native access to key community networks so you can connect to mission-critical data with ease. Allowing public sector organisations to migrate systems that were once bound to traditional data centres into the cloud.

Optimised for OFFICIAL – designed for OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE

UKCloud supports and enables the Government Digital Strategy by removing traditional barriers to IT modernisation. Our High Assurance cloud platform provides public sector organisations with a secure data facility for secure and sensitive workloads.

No workload is too big or small

As a fundamental requirement for Cloud hosting, UKCloud constantly monitors the platform usage down to specific cloud technologies. Our capacity management process takes into account organic growth, forecasted growth by customers, and suitable reserved capacity for unexpected usage.

Keep your data stored in the UK

Your data is a national asset and needs to be treated as such.

Our military-grade data centres ensure your data never leaves the UK. Keeping you ahead of the game when it comes to strict data regulations such a GDPR and Schrems II.

Keep your applications online

Cloud Storage is highly resilient against server and disk drive failures – providing exabyte scale.

Aligned to NCSC Best Practice

Only work with the best. Be confident that your solutions are hosted on an NCSC best-practice cloud.

A world-class NPS score

Our award-winning customer service team are just a quick call away. Available 24/7, 365 days a year – we’ll do everything we can to help you keep your applications and key services online.

SC/DV Cleared Staff

As part of our government-grade services, we ensure that our data centres are only managed by SC and NPPV cleared personnel. We go the extra mile when it comes to security.

PAYG Pricing

Only pay for what you use

Whilst hardware runs 24/7, 365 days a year – it’s likely you only need to stand up the majority of your applications for a fraction of that time. Benefit from pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing and improved application availability as you transition to the cloud.

No Minimum Contract

No workload is too small

We’ve always encouraged public sector organisations to start small, but start today. We know all too well that seeing is believing, which is why we’re happy to migrate applications of any size to a secure, government-grade facility. A digital transformation is a marathon, not a sprint.

No hidden charges for the ingress or egress of data

Unlike many cloud service providers, UKCloud does not charge for the ingress or egress of data, or for database lookups/queries. This allows for true consumption-based billing with no hidden charges.

Loyalty is rewarded

Customers commit to spending a specific minimum amount each month for a minimum of 12 months. The discount level attained is based on the total spend committed for the 12 months and can range from 9% (minimum spend of £250,000) to 19% (minimum spend of £1,500,000). More information is available via the pricing guide.

Reduce standard rates with an annual subscription

This discount system is aimed at customers who consistently utilise a number of VMs that are running 24/7 throughout the year. Customers can gain a discount off the standard rates by subscribing to pay for VMs for a minimum 12-month period, and UKCloud will take the discount off the annualised hourly cost of the VM which is payable in 12 equal monthly payments, regardless of actual usage. A standard discount rate of 9% is available over 12 months of committed usage.

Professional Services Team

Make transformation happen with multi-cloud. We can help you envisage, design and execute the right multi-cloud strategy for your organisation.

Managed IT Operations

From Managed Monitoring as a Services (MMaaS) to Patching as a Service – we can take away the headache of basic IT operations.

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